In short: Will do it again - but then I live in Derby and its a good cause! In full: Started near the front so not held up by Sunday Runners - so avoided the start (and finish) problems of last year. Why not put markers for finish times along the start? Baggage very poor - lacked any security - just found my own bag and was not challenged, nobody checked number on bag against mine which was covered up by the tee-shirt. Not good if you've come any distance without support. Crime prevention!!
Enough of the gripes! - I really do like the Sporting-Futures shirts. Marshalls were very friendly. Atmosphere good. Weather excellent - who said it was too hot!! Date of review: May 22, 2005
In short: One word PHENOMINAL In full: Having been out of the running game for several years I decided to jump back in at the deep end and go for a 10k, I'll just add that I bought the Runners World Guide to Running which is currently in WHSmihts and it was invaluable to my training, anyway the race was excellent, a really good atmosphere, the only flaw was that after completing the race the whole crowd if finishers hit a lot of congestion as we all tried to squeeze through into the area where they were handing out t-shirts and water, the last thing I wanted to do after a 10k was stop dead and go toe to heel like cattle. All in all though a fantastic race and I look forwards to a new PB next year. Date of review: May 22, 2005
In short: I really enjoyed it. Very good organisation and atmosphere. Great views of the surrounding countryside. Some long mild climbs and some interesting descents. Virtually traffic free thanks to the police stopping the traffic near the start. Date of review: May 22, 2005
In short: Let down a bit this year with a delayed start,but it didnt rain.Thanks to the green striped sub 3hr marathon runner who ran with me for tha last half.Knocked 3+ minutes off my CR. Date of review: May 22, 2005
In short: A great community event and a big thanks to the organisers In full: Being a Crouch End local, it's great to see a good community event in London. The crowd support was superb and Batman and Robin pulled me round! Keep up the good work...thanks for the donught! Date of review: May 22, 2005
In short: My first 10K - I'll be back for more In full: This was the first time I'e ever raced - losing four stone before I felt able to (I was still that fattest one there) but it was fantastic and a 54 minute finsih made me want to come back for more. Date of review: May 22, 2005
In short: Good race, well organised In full: Enjoyed this one. Ample parking (although town was a bit busy with roadworks). Some problems with start as some runners insist starting near the front and then hold everyone up (despite signs for expected finish times)... Good course, rural lanes for the most part, nice finish, strange final loop with narrow pavement - didn't bother me too much though..
In short: Hilly but well organised In full: My first 10k and i found it very enjoyable although the hills were quite tough. I managed to do it in just under an hour which i was really pleased with as i am a beginner. Would deffinately do again. Date of review: May 22, 2005
In short: Beautiful setting, shame it rained so much, although it didn't dampen the spirits. A challenging off road run with lots of mud and water. What a hill near the finish, well done St Johns, will be back next year! Date of review: May 22, 2005
In short: excellent race once started In full: After walking around for 10 mins trying to find the start, i found this race was marshalled extremely well. Quite scenic after a couple of kms and a uphill finish. i think my legs will ache in the morning Date of review: May 22, 2005