In short: Horrible, horrible, horrible In full: A flat course, good organisation and good support around the course. plenty of marshalls. BUT awful course uneven pavements or potholed roads with speedbumps. lots of tight turns to slow you down. Heavy traffic and exhaust fumes, many road crossings and had to wait for cars and cyclists. Date of review: October 18, 2009
In short: As flat as you can get, and pb potential. In full: Decent event, good standard of runners, a varied course, well marshaled, sufficient water stations, and good race facilities (although long toilet queues before the start).
I suffered a bit today (not quite recovered from a cold) which may dampen my recollection of today's event. I found the course a little uninspiring, not helped ny the poor support from locals. The exception being the Fetch-point which supplied runners with refreshments, and fired us up by their great vocal support -thanks to you all. However, despite the lap around the track at the end, the finish in front of the grandstand and through a proper gantry made it memorable - getting a mention from the race MC also made me feel good at the finish.
Good quality medal and t-shirt, together with free tea/coffee and biscuits at the finish was appreciated by this runner, and some of the more expensive events should take note. Hot showers brought us back to life, but I'm still hobbling like someone 30 years older!
The events calendar will be poorer without events like this, and I hope the local community get behind this race after the superb organisation and hard work from the Abingdon Amblers. Many thanks
In short: I love this race. It gets better and better In full: Thank you to everyone involved in making this such an inspiring and memorable event once again. It's a grade-A, fur-lined, ocean-going belter. Date of review: October 18, 2009
In short: Excellent organisation, great marshalls and superb drink stations In full: Thank you to everyone who contributed to this event, everything went smoothly from start to finish. It's a pity there weren't more people supporting out on the course, but those that were there were really encouraging. The course is very flat and I managed a PB, which I was really pleased with, it did hurt though! Was thankful for a post race massage to get me back in to a condition where I could walk again. I thought the event was good value for money, with a medal, proper running t-shirt and a solid goody bag. Date of review: October 18, 2009
In short: Great race and excellent marshalls In full: Thanks again to the marshalls, seemed to be hundreds of them all encouraging and looking out for your safety. Nice scenic course and great little goodie bag, all useful. Would do again. Date of review: October 18, 2009
In short: Flat? I don't think so! In full: One of the best organised races I've done. Well done to Abingdon Amblers. My only complaint is that it is definatley not flat! Date of review: October 18, 2009