In short: Complete waste of time and money In full: The golden rule of setting a course is that the first couple of kilometres must be wide enough to enable the field to settle, with faster runners being able to pass slower ones safely. The ridiculously narrow course, compounded by the hairpin turn after 1.5k (which effectively reduced the available width by half) was totally unsuitable. My race was ruined by 2km, by which point I was already 2 mins off my target. The race information indicated that the start would be staggered to mitigate against this problem. It was not. Load of old rubbish. Date of review: October 17, 2009
In short: small run in a great setting In full: Greenwich Park is beautiful, but this run was only a small affair. Given the hills, it was quite challenging. Nice medal at the end, but that's about it. All in all good if you live nearby, wouldn't have travelled across town though.
In short: Very bad registration website In full: This is the most frustrating registration website I have ever had to use. Registering anyone other than yourself is very time consuming and the process is unclear. Additionally google web pages were continually popping up and halting the process. I almost didn't bother. Then we registered separately. So what's the point of having the fields to register with friends??? I expect better. Date of review: May 31, 2009