In short: In full: I do like the early starts, and even as far away as Barking it was only a 30 minute drive, the race was picked as Barking road Runner G.P. race although a small turn out for us this was due to holidays an nothing to do with the race. I have just read our forum reports and your be happy to note they were all good.
In short: Enjoyable, apart from that hill at 8 miles... In full: Grateful to have the start at 9.30, which was hot enough, but would have been horrendous any later in the morning. Hard course. The hill at 8 miles was a ball breaker. Excellent organisation and enjoyed immensely, even if well outside PB. Date of review: August 5, 2007
In short: Lovely In full: I loved this race apart from the miserable git at mile 2 who told me it was a horrible course! that did not turn out to be true - it was very leafy and a lot of shade in the heat which was very welcome. Best marshalling I think I've seen in ages. Only downside was the killer hill in the park around mile 8 - whose idea was that!? Well done everyone... Date of review: August 5, 2007
In short: A good well organised friendly 10 mile race which I would certainly recommnend In full: I rated it as average but that is perhaps a bit harsh. Exceptionally friendly competent marshals - well done to all concerned. Good facilities too, track finish and a nice tee short.Not your fault but public transport today a nightmare from London - set off at 5.00 from London - bus to Liverpool Street, then 3 (!) replacement bus trips to Stansted Airport, then Bishops Stortford, finally Harlow Town and a 2.5 mile jog to the venue to round it off. Date of review: August 5, 2007
In short: a possible PB course on another day but not in this heat! In full: Last did this in 2005 and the course was substantially different although I did recognise old bits here and there. But it's definitely tougher than it used to be. Marshalls did a good job and they reacted well to the weather to make sure there was plenty of water. Remarkably traffic free course considering its only just of the A414. The heat put paid to any thought of a PB but it was still pretty enjoyable. Congrats to all who made the effort on a hot day. Date of review: August 5, 2007
In short: Excellent race .. would not hesitate to recommend this one .. In full: Very pretty course, and the marshalls were brilliant lots of water stops and sponge stop .. tough with undulating hills and sooo hot today, so no PB for me Hmmm.. But i would definitely do it again if it were cooler weather .. My best time on a 10 miler is 1.42 so was a little disappointed with my time .. but it was 29deg out there today.. Well done to everybody who slogged it out ..
In short: Liked the course, not the weather!!! In full: Enjoyed the day - organisation first class, along with the great t-shirt. Only downer, the weather, it was El Scorchio!!! Date of review: August 5, 2007