In short: nice course, great organisation, memento not great In full: Friendly family event, nice course, well and friendly marshalled, nice atmosphere, I preferred to have received a T-shirt then the little key ring with no date or inscription on it. Date of review: June 23, 2008
In short: The organisation is superb - agree with Jon that the burgers are great (and so were the ice creams ). But I also love the things like the race announcer having something intereting to say about so many of the runners as they come up to finish line, Date of review: June 23, 2008
In short: Challenging but pretty course, excellent marshalls In full: Excellent organisation. Marshalls were very encouraging and very friendly competitors. Beautiful scenery. Bit disappointed to be stopped to cross one of the roads and would like a medal! But I guess you can't have everything. Will be back again next year! Date of review: June 23, 2008
In short: Great organisation In full: Excellent organisation and fantastic marshalls throughout the course. Friendly with events for the kids before / after. Not the flattest of courses but one which is certainly a challenge. Date of review: June 22, 2008
In short: Great route with a few hicups. In full: I mostly enjoyed this race. It was well organised with good runs for the kids before the parents went off on the 10k. Is a mostly scenic course with some lovely meadows and woods to run through. Good marshalls with plenty of water. A challenging course with some small hills.
The problems lie in the course. I had too walk 4 times which isn't great. Two narrow points - one leaving the main field and one after the wood where you had to squeeze through some posts. The other two were crossing main roads where the police were bloking the traffic but not when I ran through. I had about a minute wait each time. I was trying to help a friend get a PB and get under the hour mark and the waits could have been really annoying. As it happened, he got his PB so all was well.
If you treat this race as one to run and enjoy rather than go for a time, its good. Date of review: June 22, 2008
In short: An enjoyable 10K In full: Thank you Orpington Runners for a very well organised race. I thoroughly enjoyed it out there today even though I was dressed as Spiderman. The marshalls and crowd were superb and made the difficult parts whistle by.
I would definately recommend this to someone who is looking for a challenging 10K and am hoping to return next year but hopefully without the fancy dress!
Cheers everybody and I also had a lovely burger too so well done to the burger people. Date of review: June 22, 2008