In short: Nice race in the rain In full: I signed up for this last week after a recommendation from someone else and marathon recovering from 3 weeks ago. Did not go for a PB and lined up in a slower pen to start. Busy race and start is congested my first kilometre was my slowest one. Good organisation, water stations well marked and organised. Friendly marshalls and shouts of encouragement amongst runners. Very friendly nice atmosphere. Though there are fast club runners all runners were welcome. Nice to get a lolly at the end and nice good bag. Will hopefully be back next year. Date of review: June 12, 2016
In short: Excellent event - something for everyone! In full: Great marshals & lots of them. Lovely to see so many young marshals & children along the route. Lots of waters actions & even gel stations. Very well organised. Options included a walking half, 5k, wheelchair half & a family 1.5 mile fun run. Great to be so inclusive & to see so many kids at an event. Great medal & great t-shirt & of course the famous ice lolly . Course is more "lumpy" then "hilly". Great event. Thanks to all the organisers & volunteers. Very enjoyable Date of review: June 12, 2016
In short: Flat but twisty and turny. In full: Very well organised race - more marshals than normal for this sort of event. Good support in residential areas. Nice mix of residential, farm fields and busway. Negatives are the amount of sharp turns (would be very interesting on a wet slippy day) and the sometimes uneven and narrow paths through field that begin as charming and then become a bit frustrating. However, nice race, good medal and terrific organisation, defo worth a run. Date of review: June 12, 2016
In short: Beautiful environment, exceptionally well organised, friendly & encoraging. In full: Lovely day out in gorgeous surroundings, bring your family, friends or your own picnic. The park is gorgeous, the atmosphere of the event is 1 of the best. Date of review: June 12, 2016
In short: Organisation not the best and not quite as flat as some people think In full: Whilst the poor weather didn't help I didn't think this race was great. Organisation wasn't that good e.g. poor supervision of the baggage area, lacked atmosphere, relatively poor value and to my mind at least v. slightly uphill for a lot of it. Date of review: June 12, 2016
In short: Perfect 10k for all runners in lovely location In full: The course well Marshalled ,well signed,lovely location ,well organised race as always by Ealing half team Date of review: June 12, 2016
In short: Glorious scenery. Lovely run. Bit warm this year... In full: This is a great 10km. Friendly and well organised with a lovely route. They treat everyone well and it's a great supportive atmosphere. Love this race. Date of review: June 12, 2016
In short: Great organisation & very friendly marshals In full: Nice scenic route in Osterley park, pacers for those aiming for a PB, fantastic support along the course. Great for first timers & experienced runners. Chip timing and results available same afternoon. Add this to your running calendar. Date of review: June 11, 2016
In short: Fantastic organisation and atmosphere In full: The race is great to run as well as being great fun to volunteer at due to the excellent organisation and preparation that went into it. Date of review: June 11, 2016
In short: Great event In full: I loved this. The route is pretty much flat but some twists and turns and uneven surfaces mean not quite a pb course. A glorious stately home venue, secure baggage stow, easy access, catering, chip timing and results up by early afternoon, loads of marshals, efficient organisers. Just a good vibe throughout. Recommended. Date of review: June 11, 2016
In short: very tough if you're not used to a hill or two .... In full: Travelled from a flat Essex but training for a Snowdon marathon, Buxton seemed ideal preparation. The weather was great and warmed us all at the start, then the climb of nearly 3 miles; dig in. The down, up, long, long down and tough climb before heading home makes a very tough run. I had trained, and perhaps enough. Really happy with my 1.32 time but unsure how it compares. The field were gnarly and tough and the vet field showed you how to do it. Well done on organising a great race and thank you for the value and great t-shirt too. I would love to return, but it is a bit scary just thinking about it! Date of review: June 11, 2016
In short: flat race with an upbeat feel; terrific organisation In full: Never been to Scunny before but very pleased to make the effort; organization excellent; apart from toilet queues (no.2's) Warm day and a long walk to the start but this gets the adrenaline flowing and the race itself just about perfect. The marshals and pacers were great and the course itself was pretty and uncomplicated. Nice finish in the stadium and a the t-shirt medal and muffin were very fair reward. Well done North Lincs! Date of review: June 11, 2016
In short: Doubles back on itself too much In full: I found this race rather dull. The crowds that turn up are lovely, cheering and waving etc with jelly babies to help. However due to the course almost immediately taking you out of Edinburgh the crowds disappear and only pop up now and again. The course itself is pretty in places, not as flat as they make out but okay. Trouble with it is the course decides to double back on itself, so you see a lot of runners heading in the opposite direction to you for what felt like almost all of the race. Not very uplifting at all. Plus there seemed to be a lot of public cyclists joining us at certain points - very odd and I saw a couple of near misses with runners and tyres! It was a hot day in 2016 and felt that the water was no way near often enough. Maybe I was spoilt doing London last year, but this is a 2/3 star race in comparison. I won’t be doing it again. The organisation wasn’t as bad as I had read previously, but more signs for the baggage area, at the start and finish would be helpful. The ‘goody bag’ had no goodies. Lots of leaflets and 1 cereal bar is not that helpful at the end of a marathon. The runners consisted of relay and half marathon as well as the full 26.2 folk, so it gets more diluted out as the race goes on.
I won’t do this again as it was a dull race without the supporters all the way round.
In short: Great new race In full: For a first time race the organisation was fantastic. Glebe Football Club was a great HQ and had everything you needed in term sof changing, showers and even the bar was open! Very challenging course with plenty of uphill but went through some lovely green scenic parts which made it all the more pleasant. Someone mentioned that the distance came up short and I have to agree. My watch showed up as 12.80 miles. Other than that a great morning out. Date of review: June 9, 2016