In short: Well organised, friendly runners, good support; brilliant race! My only small comment is please make the goody bag more running orientated rather than just full of adverts for the sponsors. Date of review: May 11, 2013
In short: Well done Canterbury Harriers! In full: A decent Bank Holiday 10K race held at the Tankerton end of Whitstable taking us out towards Herne Bay and back in on the sea wall. Whilst not pancake flat, it is a PB course. Well organised as ever, plenty of vocal marshals, a few unavoidable gripes remain, eg dog walkers and cyclists getting in the way on the sea wall whereas I wonder if the start line can be reviewed, it always feels particularly tight at the beginning.
All in all, a great race on the Kent road race calendar, I just wish I could run it a bit quicker... Date of review: May 11, 2013
In short: It's London , who could fail to love it In full: This was probably my first and last Marathon mainly because its a really long way is 26 miles. What a race, what a crowd. People say the last 6 miles are hard but by then I knew I was going to get my medal so I just plodded along. The crowds were truly amazing, the t shirt , medal , water stops, organization were perfect. I really liked it. Date of review: May 10, 2013
In short: A slick race to run and slick organisation In full: Really enjoyed the route, scenic, flat and great PB possibilities. The Marshalls were the stars of the day, they were at every junction to guide you and had a smile and cheery encouragement for all. Good water stops with sensible cups (not wasteful expensive bottles, and there were bins-we don't like to litter!) The parking and start finish area were just as well planned and this made the whole experience a really positive one. Thumbs up Purple Patch I'll look out for your other events. Bigger companies could learn a lot from you guys on how to host a race. Thank you, I'll be back! Date of review: May 10, 2013
In short: Purple Patch rules!! In full: Gentle course with a couple of small rises,great for a 67 year old guy and seemed like a PB possibility for the younger folks who can really run. The river up there near Marlow is delightful. The marshalls are cheery and energetic. Only catch was the photos were not up to much,but who wants to see me anyway,except me. The general standard of runners was pretty good,check the winning times and the times of the slower runners,all quite respectable. Date of review: May 10, 2013
In short: My favorite race In full: My second year of running 3FM. Was just as though this year without the mud. Love this race. Superbly organised. Great feed stations with friendly marhalls. Great value for money. Found out from the organisers that the elevation climb is the same as climbing Snowdonia. See you next year!!! Date of review: May 10, 2013
In short: First time doing this run and wont be my last In full: Had planned to take part in this run previously but this was the first year i got around to doing it. Having spoken to a few friends, i was concerned this might be dominated by club runners but found the atmosphere brilliant for seasoned runners and beginners alike. Great course out into the countryside with enough hills to be challenging with a nice flat 2km to the finish. Will def do this again, and the 5k version in June / July. Date of review: May 10, 2013
In short: Could be one of the best... In full: I was a little bit disappointed to find I was just a few seconds of my target time, having put a lot of energy into this 10k believing it was a PB potential. However, I found that I HAD paced the course right and WOULD have gotten my target time if the course had of been measured correctly. I really hope this can be corrected because other than that it really is a brilliant event! Date of review: May 10, 2013
In short: Well-organised mass-participation In full: My home fixture, and as a Vet 65 pleased to run for the 4th time and do a PB. Wave start and pens worked OK: very few slower runners around me, so soon Into the rhythm. Great support from public and specifically from Southville RC members . Finish arrangements excellent, nice medal and T-shirt, sad goody bag. Date of review: May 10, 2013
In short: A great overall race in my home town. In full: A great race that can be taken seriously or just have fun and enjoy the atmosphere along with the huge support. This race has had a huge improvement on last year and i would recommend to anyone. Date of review: May 10, 2013
Many thanks for taking part in the 10k on Wednesday. I have read the comments regarding distance, the course was measured before last year (the certificate is on our website) and there have been no changes in the layout of the circuit between 2012 & 2013. Last year we received comments that it was a short course! This year it is a long course!
See you all again in 2014.
John Silson Joggers
I know that I am biased with my rating of the event