In short: A Glorius Day for Dog-Walkers as well as runners eh??? In full: Great race again and clockwork organisation. Used it is a pacer for London trying to do 10 slower than normal miles but still came in 7 minutes too quick!!!
Nice touch having the photographer at Mile 8 with the Smile sign before you got to him. I'd love to have seen the photo of the non too courteous dog walker as she came over the top of the hill.
Scene from Zulu no!! Bloody hell runners.... Thousands of em... Date of review: January 28, 2007
In short: Up, Up, Down, Up In full: Thats what the course is, I came away from Dartford thinking that it was the hilliest one I've done even though I did Canterbury last year I forgot the hills and I want to forget them again especially just before 4miles I have to mention though what Andy Stevens said before me though what was that woman doing with the dog, I only hope enough people make a comment and she decides to read the complaints that she got, other than that see you again next year you never know it may be flatter well we can all pray :-) Date of review: January 28, 2007
In short: Good race, bit crowded at the start, but it didn't cause me any problems. In full: My second year to do this one, 2 challenging hills hills at 4 and 7 miles and various smaller "undulations" along the way. I managed a PB today :-) so I'm happy. I'll be back to do this one again next year. Date of review: January 28, 2007
In short: Great race, scenic gently undulating route. Everyone very friendly, marshalls and runners alike. In full: Great race and would definitely do it again. Very pretty route.
Other people have complained about the slow, crowded start. I queued up by the 90-100 minute "start line", only to find no-one behind me and everyone else crowded down by the official start line. I then had to spend the first few miles of the race over-taking slower people. If everybody was honest and queued up where they should have been, it wouldn't have been such a problem. Date of review: February 7, 2006
In short: A bit pricey but very pleasant and well organised In full: Turned up with 30 min to go and there was still plenty of parking inside the school. Queues for the toilets but there were plenty of portaloos so even turning up late like me you still had a chance to use them. Joined the back of the pack at the start and though it was a bit congested that was fine for a 90 minute 10-miler like me. Couple of hills but overall fairly undulating. Very well marshalled. Some bits were a bit slippery but with freezing temperatures overnight that's to be expected. Date of review: February 4, 2006
In short: £13 for a medal bottle of.water and pen,plenty of pot holes which you can not see due to the narrow lane 1/2 mile after start, with black ice on most bends ,lack of marshalls for the last 1/2 mile cars heading towards you on narrow road Date of review: February 3, 2006
In short: Enjoyable race, shame about the facilities In full: Enjoyed the race (even if my Asics had gone past their best!)
However the let down was the facilities, changing rooms had more water in them than lake windermere. Toilets were few and far between, gathered large queues and were in seriously bad condition. Main hall was cramped & no chance of finding somebody after you had lost them. Date of review: February 3, 2006