In short: Just like being in the Olympics! In full: Good points - Great Stadium finish, excellent crowd support - despite the hideous weather, reasonably flat course, good organisation of buses to/from car parks.
Bad points - the end: being kept standing with no way out for 20 minutes when soaking wet, and freezing cold (it was snowing for goodness sake) was not what was needed. Then to find that all my kit was wet because my bag had been off loaded into a puddle (I was not alone with this) was a double blow.
Am doing it again this year though - the crowd support and the stadium finish rank it highly on my list of best ever races! Date of review: January 27, 2005
In short: Sort the finish out, herding us all through a 10ft gap, and then making us walk against all the stupid people with bikes and prams trying to meet up with runners Date of review: January 19, 2005