In short: Friendly, fast and fun In full: Besides the rather tricky start where you have to battle through the grass verge to get to the rear of the pack on a narrow country lane, the race itself is one of my favourites. Friendly, well-organised and plenty of nice Surrey scenery to keep your mind off how much you hurt. Looking forward to next year. Date of review: September 20, 2004
In short: Having Mile Markers in a 10k race - confusing. Good route - enjoyed the hill. In full: My first "not traffic free" race. Marshalls handled it well. Announcer enjoyed himself, and made for good listening. Engraving of trophy at end nice touch. Should have km markers in a 10k race. Course was not as tough as expected, and beat my previous best by 3 minutes! The dreaded hill was a nice challenge. Date of review: September 20, 2004
In short: Not very well organised. But a fun day out. In full: There weren't enough toilets - I queued for 45 mins. There was no running sections for advanced down to walkers and I started at the back and had to fight my way through the walkers, dogs and prams. I shall not do this run again - although as it was my first run - I did enjoy the feeling of finishing. Date of review: September 20, 2004
In short: a good chalenge for my 3rd 10k In full: the first 3 10k's I ran were flat so this was a little more chalenging, but still ran a PB organisation was OK, they kept changing there mind. Good marshalling Date of review: September 20, 2004
In short: Perhaps everyone should do it once, but I've done it now and never again. In full: Fine for beginners, fun-runners, charity money-raisers, etc. But too slow, too crowded, too loud, depressing dull course (three or four highlights in 26.2M).
In short: errific atmosphere. In full: Lovely occasion with the Japanese tourists clicking their camera shutters in disbelief as 600+ gorillas ran past them. The run over Tower bridge was great. Definitely do it again next year with a little more imagination with the gorilla suit customizing. Date of review: September 20, 2004