In short: Everyone was a bit too good for me! In full: It was my 4th ever race (2 5ks and a 10k before this)and the most serious of the lot. I wasn't last in nay of my previous races, but I was last by a good 3 minutes in this, at just over 30mins. Once I had got over this though, I thought it was a pretty good simple race to do as training for 10ks or big weekend 5ks, as it was mid week and near where I live. I might do 1 or 2 of the winter series. People were pretty friendly - the depressing rating was because someone collapsed and was taken away in an ambulance not breathing. Date of review: September 20, 2004
In short: More uneven off road and not as flat as expected In full: This was my first attempt at 10K and overall I found the race enjoyable and managed to finish in 61 minutes. I was however dissapointed with the amount of thick grassy sections that were very uneven. I spent more than half my time concentrating on not twisting my ankle. I would recommend the Cancer Research 10K events to anyone attempting 10K for the first time since they are very beginner friendly. I am looking forward to the Blenheim Palace event but hope more of it is on tarmac! Date of review: September 20, 2004
In short: A hoo-hoo-ah-ah-hoohoohoo!! In full: Quite an amanzing race. The spectacle of 600 furry runners jogging round the streets of London scaring the living beejeebies out of the tourists... The looks on the faces of spectators was enough to encourage us on to the 7km mark. Not a tough route by any means, but the costume makes it nigh on impossible to get a PB... Date of review: September 20, 2004
In short: A good race which I enjoyed and will do next year but bottles of water would have been better than cups. In full: It would have been better if it was bottles of water instead of cups at the water station. And I would have appreciated some water when I crossed the finish line, instead of having to follow the queue past the T Shirts and Foods before reaching the water table - which again was cups.
I think it would have been better to have the food and bottles of water in bags ready for us to pick up when we crossed the line and have the t shirt tables last. Date of review: September 20, 2004