In short: Excellent test on lovely course In full: The general concensus beforehand was that "this is a good workout for spring marathon training". Don't believe it! A couple of minutes in and it was as competitive as hell - good undulating hill test and great fun! Date of review: February 7, 2006
In short: A good 5 mile race to dust cob webs off! Crowded start but still managed a PB In full: If you want a really good PB and your a half decent runner you need to start at front as it is a little crowded at first. I was happy with my time which was a PB as had a cold and shouldnt have run but pushed myself to the end. Would do it again next year. Good for all abilities and a nice distance. Not bad scenery although would have been nice of the stationery traffic on high street to switch off their engines to avoid car fumes! Date of review: February 7, 2006
In short: Makes the most of a quite industrial park for the start and finish In full: Excellent parking, well marshalled, some good support hotspots with traffic held back by the local constabulary - most welcome Date of review: February 7, 2006
In short: Really enjoyed the race, loads of water stations, friendly marshals useful pen at the end. Beautiful scenery and fairly hilly especially at the end, but I'll definatly be back next year. Date of review: February 7, 2006
In short: Excellently organised simple race In full: Regents Park is one of those parts of London that can make you feel alive and well. The 3 lap course is now different to previous years but still remains as fast as before. The marshalling is efficient and friendly, the atmosphere is both competitive and relaxed. The race starts at 9.30 so you can be home for lunchtime. For those who only like the Nike 10km type large event feel, this isn't for you. Date of review: February 7, 2006
In short: A good course, run a few seconds slower than last year but this event is now on my must do list, In full: Only real complaint (besides the toilets!) was the slippiness of the first bit of tarmac- could it not have been gritted? A good mornings running. Date of review: February 7, 2006
In short: spectacular setting, but ohhhhh those hills....... In full: Long mean hill near the start was good for the warm up, but second time round.......well that was just cruel. The long run downhill with the grand house in view made it all worthwhile. Didn't spot Lord Bath cheering us on though... Date of review: February 7, 2006
In short: Fantastic Race! In full: What a great day I had, orgnisation was good, facilities were fantastic, race was very enjoyable, to top it all I cracked a PB and also hit a long standing target of getting under the 50 minute mark. All told a very good day!
In short: A steep re-introduction In full: The first race I've run for 8 years and although I'd read course descriptions the hills still came as a shock. On the whole the race was very enjoyable and seemed well organised but I'd agree with comments about insufficient toilet facilities, my partner had to queue for ages and almost missed the start - while I resorted to that great outdoor urinal of a nearby tree (sorry, Lord Bath). Date of review: February 7, 2006
In short: Great race, scenic gently undulating route. Everyone very friendly, marshalls and runners alike. In full: Great race and would definitely do it again. Very pretty route.
Other people have complained about the slow, crowded start. I queued up by the 90-100 minute "start line", only to find no-one behind me and everyone else crowded down by the official start line. I then had to spend the first few miles of the race over-taking slower people. If everybody was honest and queued up where they should have been, it wouldn't have been such a problem. Date of review: February 7, 2006