In short: Enjoyable! Tourist dodging apart In full: The really big benefit of this race being on a hot summery day is being able to drag those aching legs just a short distance to the nearest beach and have the next best thing to an ice bath Date of review: September 9, 2005
In short: Well organised, and well planned 10k. In full: First year of doing the O2O 10k, but had heard positive reviews from last years race. Great organisation, got a large field off at exactly the right time, field size was spot on. A good course around Reading, a few early mile markers missing, and they maybe could have been a bit bigger, but great all round. First race after FLM this year, and a relaxing summer, so was good to get back into with a good race. Well done Oracle! Date of review: September 9, 2005
In short: A superb example of how to organise a big race efficiently. The people of Glasgow did themselves proud yet again with excellent support for the weary & hot runners In full: If I could only do one race a year it would be this one, I've done the last 5 with varying degrees of success.
This is the only race I know where the WRVS provide tea & coffee at the end, superb even on such a hot day.
I do wish they would go back to the Saltmarket start, I don't see what the excitement of running over the Kingston Bridge is, especially as it is a big bottleneck.
This is not the cheapest 1/2 you can do but it is by far one of the very best. Date of review: September 9, 2005
In short: A great half-m in the Chilterns In full: Excellent variation of scenery all throughout this race. The hill between mile 8-9.5 seems to go on forever but its all easy from thereon. Date of review: September 9, 2005
In short: A great PB course In full: Lots of issues addressed lack of toilets seemed to upset people .I am sure this will be sorted out for next year a very scenic course and a faster course than Swansea in my opinion.A great day out for the whole family and great to see the race started on time and plenty of water. Date of review: September 9, 2005
In short: It was far better organised than last year, and a definite must in my opinion. However, do not expect to get a PB, as it’s more of a fun day out with your friends kind of race. Date of review: September 8, 2005
In short: Disappointing in part - start & finish not in the same place, and lack of energy drinks In full: I'm beginning to wonder if I ran the same race? I would've expected some energy drinks at the water stops, the goody bag had one small chocolate bar and a bottle of water, there was no secure baggage area, and it was annoying to get to the finish to put your bag in the changeroom and then leg it back to the start. The Sikh lad with the hose and the tea ladies at the end made the difference. Perhaps the organisers should've told Scotrail there would be 20,000 participants - and maybe an earlier train (or more carriages) could've been arranged. Date of review: September 8, 2005
In short: One of the best organised races around. In full: Congratulations Newbury AC! The race was so well organised. Sponges were great. But an earlier start would be better. The hills were really challenging. Date of review: September 8, 2005
In short: Tough but very enjoyable In full: Excellently organised, well marshalled, tough in places,very scenic but worth every penny. Organisation brilliant even down to having insect repellant on the desk where you collect your numbers. The ladies with the free teas and cakes were marvelous The cakes tasted excellent too. I hope they do it again next.....with teas and cakes....thanks to all who made a good day, great...regards Vince and Carolyn Date of review: September 8, 2005
In short: Hot, preferred the more varied first half, really well organised In full: My first marathon, slower than I'd hoped but still a great day. Well organised, marshals and other runners all friendly Date of review: September 8, 2005
In short: A great race on a gorgeous hot day in Glasgow. In full: Did the 1/2M in the GSR for the first time and recorded a time of 2 hours 22 minutes. Had never done a race over 5 miles before. As soon as I got up at 6am i was excited and standing on the start line I could wait to get going. Very slow first mile but enjoyed every minute of the race. Thanks to everyone who supported the runners. I'll be entering again next year and can't wait to race again. Lack of water at certain points was a disappointment but one of the best feelings in the world was completing the race without stopping or walking. Date of review: September 8, 2005
In short: Roll on next year In full: Only my second race but managed ok.Got caught up by walkers now and again,no problem though.A lovely day,good atmosphere,plenty of water at the end. Date of review: September 8, 2005
In short: Great! No doubt will never run that close to Susan Chepkemai again! In full: Well run event, especially considering the number of entrants. Clear starting pens that were well marshalled so fast runners where separated from the joggers and walkers. Loads of water and sportsdrink in bottles, both at atsrt and finish. Great to start with the elite runners! Great atmosphere and great goody bag. Only comment is the t-shirt. This was a women's run! Could they not have had a womens cut t-shirt in stead of the huge amourphous thing we got? Unfortunately I finished just outside the top 100. If I would have know I might have been able to eek out a few seconds faster time! Will most likely try to get in the top 100 next year! Date of review: September 8, 2005