In short: Great organisation, brilliant value In full: my local race, so maybe biased but I thought this was very well organised, with lots of goodies for £12. Excellent value, nice atmosphere, great weather and I got a PB, so would definitely rate it highly! Date of review: September 10, 2012
In short: great race - very enjoyable In full: i was very impressed with this race - organized very well, great location - pity it was so hot though - and compared to the Richmond River Run, which I did earlier that morning, much better value for money. Date of review: September 10, 2012
In short: Superb Organisation, friendly marshals, and PB potential In full: The Ealing Eagles are a friendly bunch and they put on a cracking race. Registration was seamless with so many smiling volunteers offering to help at all time. The race takes in a small lap of the scenic Gunnersbury Park and then 2 larger laps until you reach the finish where there were plenty of cheers for all the finishers.
I brought along a friend who had recently started running so this was his first race and he loved it and is already planning on taking part next year.
The course itself is flat so there is definite PB potential although some of the paths in Gunnersbury need some repair work so you do have to watch your step on some parts.
Overall the organisation was superb, the plentiful marshals full of encouragement, water available on each lap, and drinks / fruit available at the finish. There were volunteer Ealing Eagle photographers dotted around the course and all pictures are published on Flickr to download for free - something I have never experienced at a race before and something other race organisers should take note of. Date of review: September 10, 2012
In short: Well organised, fun, friendly and flat. In full: I loved this race, simples. I wasn't feeling well and nearly didn't take part but I'm so glad I did. Ealing Eagles seem like a great bunch of people and they organised a superb race. It was quick and easy to pick up the race packs with numbers and chips (including safety pins) beforehand. The start and finish areas were really were well defined and spacious. The marshalls were encouraging and enthusiastic. The course itself was lovely and flat with great PB potential (had it not been a ridiculously hot day), not too much grass, lots of shade and changes of scenery. The goody bag was decent, especially appreciated was the dairy milk bar (which lasted about 10 seconds). Bottled water and bananas at the finish whilst almost expected were much needed too. Thanks to all at Ealing Eagles for a lovely morning, I look forward to coming back next year, I'll bring some friends too! Date of review: September 9, 2012