In short: Nice course, excellent organisation and marshalling, good value for money In full: I would rate this race right up there with any other I've done before, in terms of doing a fast time, clear signalling and overall organisation.
Registration pre-race was well structured, I think there were at least 4 queues depending on your name in the alphabet to help ease any congestion. Based at the Xcel Centre in Walton, runners could leave gear in a locker for a £1 deposit, toilets and changing area were also available.
The route was very straightforward and there were clear km markers for every km, as well as a drinks station at halfway. Excellent medal at the finish to reward your efforts and results were online very quickly post-race.
Will definitely make this my annual flagship 10k, well done to all at Elmbridge Road Runners for making this event happen. Date of review: August 10, 2010
In short: Nice Medal, Great PB Chance, Scenery, Only thing missing - MORE TOILETS In full: Good organisation - Tick Nice medal - Tick Great PB chance - Tick (well down to you really) Scenery - Tick Bold Kilo markers easy to see - Tick Friendly, encouraging Marshall's doing their job - Tick Atmosphere which should appeal to novices, intermediates & Sonia O'Sullivan Tick Facilities - Good use of the sports centre, works well AREAS FOR IMPROVEMENT - MORE TOILETS MORE TOILETS MORE TOILETS MORE TOILETS MORE TOILETS.
In case that hasn't sunk in
MORE TOILETS MORE TOILETS MORE TOILETS
Its organised by runners who must know the need for sufficient toilets at these kind of events, how much would it eat into the funds to get sufficient portaloos?
Despite this, its one of my all time favourite 10ks and is on my annual calendar now. Date of review: August 1, 2010
In short: great race - shame there weren't more toilets !! In full: very impressed with the course, and the organization was excellent, but as with last year's race, the queue for the toilets in the Leisure Centre was pretty long - there didnlt seem to be anywhere else to go !! How about some portaloos next year? Date of review: July 26, 2010
In short: Well organised fast run with a nice medal as a souvenir In full: This was my first organised run and I found it thoroughly enjoyable. Markers every kilometre and good management of the traffic by the marshalls allowing for a speedy run. I will be back next year. Date of review: August 3, 2009
In short: Ideal for those wanting a PB and a lovely river views In full: Nothing to criticise at all and while the first half is a little dull this is forgotten about after the final 5K along the river, the splendid medal and, in my case a PB. Next year will get there early so as to park a bit closer to the race HQ Date of review: July 28, 2009
In short: Great race - extremely well organised with enormous pb potential. In full: The race was extremely well organised. There were good facilities at the Leisure Centre before the start of the race. The course was flat and fast; definite potential for a pb of the course. The race marshalls were supportive and very efficient in ensuring that traffic waited for the runners to pass. The second half of the race was picturesque beside the river on the towpath. My only gripe was that the towpath was narrow and congested at times, and I was sometimes hampered by others selfishly running side-by-side while simultaneously having to compete with cyclists for space! Nevertheless, I really enjoyed the race, managed a pb and liked the medal! I'll be back next year... Date of review: July 27, 2009