In short: Too big and overcrowded plus fiasco over the publication of results showed general lack of understanding and empathy for runners In full: This race has got far too big to be manageable. The organisers seem to have lost sight of the interests of runners as demonstrated by the outrageous decision to withhold results from the web and charge £2 for a printed copy.
Course isn’t bad if you don’t mind city centre out and back. Far too crowded at the start probably made worse by having to funnel everyone over the ship timing mats.
Toilets totally inadequate for a race that size. Many other local races offering better atmosphere and value for money.
In short: Great race, great course, but £2 for results ??? In full: this is a brilliant race,ideal for first timers or those after a pb, but Help the Aged have turned it into a money making scheme - £10 entry, £1.42 booking, and if you want to know how you got on then its another £2 - disgraceful.
In short: Attitude of Help the Aged has left a bitter after taste In full: What's put me off is the way that Help the Aged are refusing to release the race results unless you pay £2. They wont put them on a website. Race entry was a whopping £11. It's a bad example of a greedy charity trying to muscle in on running events. I'm tempted to find another charity to support! Date of review: December 2, 2004
In short: Generally a fast race that meets the needs of beginner through to club runners In full: Disappointed about results process - having pulled a group of new corporate runners together, still no idea how we did. Paying for results is disappointing, particularly as we have been fund raising within the Company Date of review: December 2, 2004
In short: Great atmosphere at start but still don't know my finish time! In full: Why did we have to pay after the event for race results & Wait so long? A real downer at the end of an otherwise enjoyable event. Date of review: December 2, 2004