In short: A must for the Essex/East London runner In full: Fast (once you get past the crowded start), exciting run along the seafront. If the organisers can get a busy main road closed down for a couple of hours for this, then they should be able to get chip timing organised as well. Maybe next year . . . Date of review: October 7, 2007
In short: An enjoyable 10K with a great PB potential In full: I was pleased to see that the unfortunate mishaps of last year were not repeated. Great route, friendly crowd, helpful marshalls. Date of review: October 7, 2007
In short: A good race for a PB attempt In full: A really enjoyable race and an excellent opportunity to gain a PB. The route is nice and flat and condtions today were perfect; cool, cloudy and no wind on most of the route.
Yes, the lack of a PA system could cause a few problems with people starting in the wrong places, but with the addition of chip timing this could be overcome. ( There were reasonably clear markers for sub 40 and 45 etc. but not everyone would have seen these )
I'd still thoroughly recommend the race ( partcicularly as this was my first ever race last year ! ) to beginners and experienced runners alike as there can't be too many 10k's with PB potential and support round most fo the course. Date of review: October 7, 2007
In short: Good flat course In full: First time that i have done this course and was a good flat race. Great marshalls and very friendly atmosphere. One to put in the diary as a must do race, i will be back. Date of review: October 7, 2007
In short: Great 10k In full: This was my first 10k race so nothing to compare it to. Nice & flat surface. Friendly marshalls and runners. Although there was only one water station in the whole 10k! Wasn't good when I had a mouth like the Sahara... Some really good looking girls involved too! ;) Date of review: October 7, 2007
In short: A great first 10k race In full: Would definitely do this race again but with a bit more training,as I only decided to do it last week! A good one for first timers as it's flat route. Date of review: October 7, 2007