In short: Well organised and a very enjoyable race! In full: As ever, St Albans Striders put on a great show! The last time I saw that many marshals was in a John Wayne Film Festival! The wooden medal with a string 'ribbon' was a nice touch.
It's the first time I've used that type of non-returnable chip...a great improvement on previous versions.
Yes, the first kilometre is always the slowest but I'm not sure, short of a staggered start, how to get around it. Perhaps, with the new chip timing, setting off the faster runners first might be an option.
See y'all next year...for sure! Date of review: May 13, 2012
In short: Very good and well run race. The only problem is with the start being on a very thin path. Started at the front it was still quite crowded. Other than that a fantastic race and will be back next year! Date of review: May 13, 2012
In short: Wow... A PB with those hills... In full: If it weren't for that blinkin' horse I've been faster... That's my excuse. Still a PB is a PB even if it's just by 2 seconds!! A little hilly, with superb country lane running in between the M1 and M10; who'd've thought that little wedge of green would be so lovely. A friendly, chatty crowd, cheap as chips race with an engraved medal and excellent cakes and refreshments... Thank you St Albans for making us feel very welcome. Date of review: May 9, 2011
In full: Decided to do this one again at the last minute after pulling out of a half due to illness. Still not feeling 100% come the start of the race I'm glad I turned up. Beautiful day & nice scenic course.
The hills were just as I remembered - frequent! Nothing really steep & they're over quite quickly.
Despite being a very small local race, it is well organised.
In short: spectacular views as the scene In full: great run, start point a little bit disappointing as I lost 1 minute because of narrow lane. Later on everything great- marshalls did a great job. My result is as it was. Date of review: May 8, 2011