In short: those hills! In full: I knew they were hills but didnt realise they would be so brutal- I heard someone at the start say keep you head down and keep running - if you look up at the hill you will stop - never a truer word spoken!!!
regardless lovely day, and a PB for me which I am thrilled about. A nice day out from Essex!! Date of review: February 5, 2006
In short: Good, fast, well organised but the cost is a little high. In full: Great in all respects, ok numbers didn't turn up till day before but that was down to Post Office i believe. As said only thing is the cost is a liitle out of proportion to other races (including those with chip timing) Date of review: February 5, 2006
In short: Good fun, nice hills NOT! Would recommend as a quality race, well set up. In full: This was the first event my deafblind running partner had entered. So if that is a guide for how good this event is for beginners consider it a recommendation.
Alright the hills are very beginner friendly but then he has only been running for about 3-4 months and we didn't stop once. He's pretty committed!
Great race, great medal, nice to have proper timing for a shorter event, quality goody bag. All round a very good race. £15 for 10km can seem a bit steep but this one still has to be good value. Date of review: February 5, 2006
In short: Too many runners for this short course In full: This race has got to be the worse race on the calender.The coures itself is ok but in my opinion there sould be a 400 limit of runners not 1000+.The race is only 5 miles, the start is very congested and it can take upto 3 miles before you get going properly.I won't do this one again. Date of review: February 5, 2006
In short: A good challenge, perfect day, fab race In full: My first half marathon and i enjoyed every mile!Gained a respectable time and will be looking to improve on it next year!! Date of review: February 5, 2006
In short: The weather was perfect and I thoroughly enjoyed the race. However, I would have liked to receive a medal and was disappointed with just a t-shirt and a rather nasty tasting drink. But I will do it again! Date of review: February 5, 2006