In full: I thought that overall it was a fine day and race, however the few mongaloid brain dead idiots that thought it was OK to urinate in the front garden of the residents near the start will not give a good impression for the run to the locals!!! There were toilets and its not difficult to open a door and then slide the little handle accross. If you do have difficulty with simple tasks maybe you could get a friend to pull your pants down and hold it for you!!!!! Date of review: March 14, 2010
In short: World's first, but what else had it to offer? In full: Sorry to be a wet blanket, but this didn't do it for me. It's not a city centre race and it's hardly scenic country side. It stated clearly it wasn't for fun runners, but there were no stars either. It's also probably the quietest race I've ever done, due to the lack of crowds for the majority of the course.
Not sure why I paid to use the bus, as no-one checked whether I had or not. They just seemed to make hard work of it, early start, hanging about, no parking etc.
It's probably useful if you're doing London next month, but other than it was the world's first, I didn't see much point to it, and won't be back next year. Date of review: March 14, 2010
In short: Great support at water stations and overall good organisation In full: A great new event, good organisation apart from the start. Buses from Pride park to start were well organised. Great water stations and Gel was a good option. Atmosphere was great with runners helping each other, as i have said on the foerum, it restores your faith in humanity. Date of review: March 14, 2010
In short: On the whole a great race! In full: Really enjoyed the new distance- great concept for those wanting to step beyond a half marathon and great prep for a full. Head wind nearly all the way around made it slightly challenging..perhaps when it's held again it could be the reverse?! Very well organised but wished all km had been marked. Understand why bags had to be handed in an hour before the race started, but there was no shelter from the cold wind and it could have been a lot worse had it rained. Great medal and generous goody bag capped off what I think is the start of a great series. Date of review: March 14, 2010
In short: Prilent First Event in the UK and We dunn It In full: prilent,fab,Nice Runners speciale the two saw me at London 50K was so nice,Plenty Waterstops and Marshalls,T Shirt and Medal.But No Certificute those was mention on Runners World?
In short: a good distance to run and well organised on the day In full: A big thanks to everyone who came out to support this race and all the marshalls. The start was well organised, and at the end there was a generous goodie bag (or though is it just me who thought that the small t shirts were enormous!) Results up quickly which is always appreciated, thanks. On the downside there could have been more toilets at the beginning. I think this is a good distance to run, but would have appreciated some more hills to make it a more interesting course - its dead flat! Date of review: March 14, 2010
In short: What a great way to spend a Sunday morning - a really good course, well organised, friendly, good weather and a great medal. What more could one ask for? In full: Great preparation for London and a great race. Can't understand why it has taken so long for someone to come up with the Kilomathon idea. Judging by today's event I think it is here to stay. I will certainly be looking to do other events at this distance. With a field of just under 6,000 runners I think it was well organised, well marshalled and just about right. There will always never be enough toilets at the start, but I think the organisers did a great job getting everyone to the start line and under way by 9am. If this new distance does take off though I think that a new larger venue will be needed as it could quite easily double in numbers by next year and continue to attract support from runners eager to try it. I am proud to say I was one of the first! Well done to everyone for making today run so smoothly. Thank you. Date of review: March 14, 2010
In short: Boring route, but a unique race distance In full: Very well organised and marshalled apart from the start, we were kept hanging around in a field with no shelter for too long, 50 mins from puttig kit on the baggage trucks to start - just as well it did'nt rain! The route was nice and flat with only a few bridges to go over but it was dulll dull dull. Good medal and long sleeve shirt in the goody bag. I would run it again but not for the scenery! Date of review: March 14, 2010