In short: Well organised, friendly event In full: Enjoyable event, even taking into account the hill halfway through. Well marshalled ~ they do a pretty good job managing the traffic seeing as the roads are not closed.
Have been to a number of events where the marshalls appear to have no interest in being there but one of the marshalls in this run came up to chat for a good few minutes at the end to see how it went, whether I enjoyed it, did I get a PB etc. A welcome positive after running a disappointing time.
Will definitely do this run again. Date of review: May 22, 2011
In short: Enjoyable Sunday morning run In full: Fairly well organised race with a tough hill in the middle of the run. Not great pb potential because of having to dodge horses,puddles and old ladies (plus the aforementioned large hill) but well worth getting up for. Date of review: March 9, 2011
In short: Pretty good but a few issues ! In full: Good atmosphere and reasonable organisation - starter was rambling on and then someone at the back shouted go and we seemed to be starting ! No 'layering' of expected times at the start so conjested and very slow first k which ruined many PB chances - nearly impaled on some posts that could have been better marked - friendly marshals but could have managed traffic and runners better - runners seemed to dangerously swarm across and back over some main roads in a few places with no control - tough hill after 5k but pleasant couse taking in Wimbledon Village - water stop undermanned and in too narrow a path - not really fully a road race as some parts across trail and grass - great goody bag and organisation at end and prompt prizegiving - impressive times by winners - road signs seem to be left for the day around the course !! Despite all that would still recommend as an enjoyable event ! Date of review: March 1, 2011
In short: Great Organisation and Great Goodies In full: Great organization and well Marshalled. Traffic was frustrating at times especially if your trying to run a PB. Very slow start but overall it was a good event with nice goodies at the finish line. Date of review: March 1, 2011
In short: Nice atmosphere but route the worse for wear (some muddy paths & puddles) In full: Nice atmosphere, friendly staff at registration, some charity groups which was encouraging and humane, nice goodie bags at the end Missed the clock so wondering how to get chip time. The course was very muddy and full of puddles in places, a real distraction particularly at the start. Not enough loos, missed the warm up as had to Q for about 15 mins to get to one of 10 porta-loos. Some cars around the coarse were going quite fast, a bit disconcerting. Date of review: February 28, 2011
In short: Definitely worth getting up for In full: Route was a good mix of on and off road, up and down hills. Well marshalled and signposted. Having the printouts of the finish times (it was chip timed) and the photos immediately after finishing was a nice touch, as was the presentation to the winners. A bit congested at the start, but it soon evened out. Plenty of water and goody bags at the end, even for us slower ones. Plenty of portaloos and bag storage. A well organised, friendly race. Date of review: February 27, 2011
In full: I live in Wimbledon and am keen to support local events. It ashame the residents of Wimbledon couldn't embrace these events a little more. The impatient dog walkers, car drivers and horse riders (who showed arrogance beyond belief) spoiled a rather nice run. Clearly common land is for everyones use this includes runners. Date of review: February 27, 2011
In short: had a blast and hope I will be in the area and can do it again In full: From the US, but was visiting friends in Wimbledon-so this race was a great fit! And it was a really fun race, the course was a bit of a challenge (there was a long up hill, and I never before had to negotiate horses on the path!) but it was great and I hope I'll be back in England to do it again! Date of review: September 14, 2010