In short: It was a fantastic course, although through a few rough areas!! In full: This is a definate one for anyone wanting to achieve a 10 mile PB. Everyone is very friendly, efficient and there were plenty of loos- I didn't even queue!!
Parking was a bit sketchy due to the location. I parked on the common for £3 which was good but took 2 1/2 hours to get out which was very annoying. Date of review: October 26, 2008
In short: Great support in the rainy south In full: Really enjoyed this. Weather appauling, but fellow runners great fun at the line up, support ace - despite the awful weather. Car park exit was very good from the race (much, much improved on last year). Cried like a baby as I got a good PB. Apologies to all those witnessing the pathetic blubbing - it comes off the back of a horrid half marathon/cold and desire to never run again. Date of review: October 26, 2008
In short: Well organised, flat run. Would be nice in September out of the rain. In full: Good run, and the 3 waves of runners were perfectly set off, making running so much easier for the faster runners. Nice medal and a good tshirt,(much better design than last years)! Weather was a bit of a downer, but at least keep me cool as I was running around. Getting in and out of the car park was a bit slow, but there's not a lot can be done about that. Only downer really was that at £30, and all the knowledge about taking on board protein and carbs after a race, there were no shakes or bananas available to runners at the end and I thought they could at least provide these. Oh, and only 1 lucozade given out in the race to, along with 2 waters. Date of review: October 26, 2008
In short: Personal Best - Shame about the weather In full: Pity that leading up to the race it rained constantly with it letting up only 5 mons from the start. As ever, there is never enough under cover space when this happens. The race was good, excellent atmosphere and as always fast. Date of review: October 26, 2008
In short: Cracking race - shame about the weather. In full: This was the first 'proper' race I had taken part in and it was superb. The weather was awful so the wife and kids went to the Aquarium which was v v close to the start line. However the streets were lined with spectators / supporters and it was a superb atmosphere (1:22.44 time for the record). Date of review: October 26, 2008