In short: Route excellent, all but flat In full: Appallingly bad transport arrangements came close to spoiling my day. The route was well chosen, if a little dull (apart from the parkland) but to change the carparking at the start, a week before the race, and charge extra for it, and the distinct lack of signage for the baggage drop, start and the shuttle buses at the finish really let the organisation down. Plenty of water stations though, and a superb chunky medal. Try again next year, chaps! Date of review: March 21, 2010
In short: A good idea for an inbetweeny distance In full: Would have been a nice touch to hold it on St Georges day to highlight England, St Andrews day for Scotland and so on. Thought the support around the course from locals and volunteers was amazing! Good run good organisation just feel the the cost of shuttles and buses in and carparking made you feel like 'What ive got to pay for that as well' at times felt like one thing after another. Loos as well always a concern and the harassment to finish and be in the pens was a bit much Date of review: March 21, 2010
In short: Good for a first race - good support on route In full: Good - nice distance, route ok, support good, general organisation, t-shirt and medal at end, local support Average - scenery Bad - parking (distance from venue and paying for it - felt ripped off), toilets -come on organisers when will this be right, not rocket science. Lots of people hydrating needs lots of toilets. Urinating against housing simply not on. Waiting around at the start was a bit of a bind and cold. Not sure the right pens started at the right time as there appeared to be lots of faster runners behind me...
All in all, a fair attempt at the first organising of such a race. Date of review: March 20, 2010
In short: Okay but a wee problem needs sorting for next year! In full: I am a bit cynical (or maybe just sad) about private enterprise usurping the traditional fund-raising opprtunity for running clubs in organizing local races, but since the race was starting just 50 yards from my house, I entered and found the run to be efficiently run. As a local I agree with the comment below about urinating against the blocks of low-rise flats near the start. iT JUST AIN'T ON - but the organizers need to learn from it and provide some of the portable urinals along that stretch of road if the race is to be run again next year. Date of review: March 17, 2010
In short: Nice to be part of a first - First Kilomathon. Good distance to move on from the half marathon with a view to go on to greater distances. Only problem was the queues for the loos. I lost so much time on the day waiting..... still got a PB though. Date of review: March 17, 2010
In short: A nice race with a ridiculous name In full: Interesting distance for those wanting a race marginally more challenging than a half-marathon. One more water station would be good. Thanks for the very nice ladies in organization for waiting for about 45 minutes for us on Saturday to pick our kits up! Date of review: March 17, 2010
In short: Very good given the first time it was run. In full: Whilst it was a good run I was left with the feeling that opportunities were missed. To encourage participation in a race series, England, Scotland, Wales, Nothern Ireland the organisers should consider unique mementoes of each and recognition for those that complete all 4 events irrespective of time. Date of review: March 17, 2010