In short: Well organised and very friendly marshalls despite the rain. In full: Not the most exciting of locations but great organisation and a pb made Sidcup a pleasant palce to be on a rainy sunday! Date of review: February 13, 2006
In short: Undulating towards the side of hilly! Excellently organised. In full: No flat at all on the course, rolling countryside. Last 5k seemed extremely tough as 25-28k were uphill almost all the way! Very well organised race. Date of review: February 13, 2006
In short: Flat course, nice atmosphere In full: Enjoyable race, unintimidating for beginners and very flat allowing for fast times. The scenery is attractive if repetitive by the third lap! Date of review: February 13, 2006
In short: Friendly, demanding and wet. In full: Superbly organised and very well marshalled. This is a great race! Absolutely no chance whatsoever of " a time", but an enjoyable opportunity to splash through claf deep mud and puddles, with a few not to demanding climbs thrown in. The first mile or so of descent tempts you to start fast, but the final mile of ascent means that a steady start is more sensible.
A great race - back next year! Date of review: February 13, 2006
In short: One for the experienced (and measured slightly long) In full: Having watched superbikes over this course for several years I realised that this waqs going to be a tough course but bloody hell!!! The drop offs were tougher than the hills when running flat out.Had abrilliant race however and was really pleased to finish 7th (although I was 4th with half a mile to go!!). Definately do it again, just to follow the same hallowed tarmac as Fogarty and Edwards! Date of review: February 13, 2006
In short: A good race and would recommend to anyone. low key and informal much better than larger races. showers are a bonus. In full: the only down sides is no magnetic chip for accurate timing (this would cost more?), the narrow start slows you down in the first 1.5 miles, and the location of the changing rooms and bag storage on either side of the start with only a narrow walkway to filter people from both directions. car parking is a fair walk but convenient and well marshalled and signposted Date of review: February 13, 2006
In short: For my first half I thought it was great. Had a really good time and got a better result than I thought. Atmosphere was great and I was on a high for the rest of the day. Date of review: February 13, 2006
In short: this is a cracking race ,it surely should be one of the uks top 50 races ,it is brilliantly organised and the marshalls were fantastic even in the rain,love hearts as markers and tshirts with love running love the 3k sums it up really Date of review: February 13, 2006
In short: Very nice race. Nice scenerie. The parking is far off the start. Would be good if you could number the different car parks so it would be easier to find ones car on return. Will definately do it again next year. Hope the weather will be better. Date of review: February 13, 2006
In short: Full marks to Wokingham organisers, In full: A well organised and presented day, well marshalled and policed. Only "complaint" - and it is so fro many races - few can drink enough from a paper cup on the run, are the smal bottles much ore expensive? wuld happily pay extra for small 1/3 lite bottles, like London. Not drining propoerly over 21 km is nort clever, although on Sunday it didn't mater that much!!!, Date of review: February 13, 2006
In short: Run of the mill charity race. Very fast flat course. In full: An incredibly fast course. Ideal for getting a PB. Despite what another reviewer has said this is not a pros race - less than 20 people out of 800 entrants got under 40 minutes and 90% of people I spoke to had never run a race before.
In short: Thought it would be easier the second time! In full: Great race, marshals were great especially the group of ladies at the 25k mark. A definite PB potential even with the mildly undulating course as there are not many 30K races. Showers at the end slightly disapointing but no doubt I'll be back next year. Date of review: February 13, 2006
In short: Scenic and well organised. In full: A very good way to spend 2 hours (plus...); undulating but not hilly - until 26 k. Only depressing thing was the 1/2 M marker, which was much too late. Cheery marshals and PB made it a great day. Date of review: February 13, 2006
In short: 1st time for us. No major problems. Well organised & friendly 'helpers' So a big thankyou. Only real gripes have been mentioned: Parking so far away from start ( although well signposted) and very muddy / slippery around start. Bit narrow at start. In full: Good prep for FLM - ran this with my sister number 3261- Checking the result she is not shown as having completed! I know she did coz we were side by side!. According to my stop watch I was nearly a minute quicker than my 'oficial' time. Thanx to all who gave up their time - it was much appreciated. Gary & Victoria Fisher Date of review: February 13, 2006
In short: A good testing course in the run up to London. In full: A couple of markers were out of place and there was no water at the finish. A minor point but easily remedied. The last lap round the field was extremely tricky; could have done with changing my shoes for spikes but other than that a brilliantly organised race with exceptional marshalls. Well done! Date of review: February 13, 2006