In short: Great course - shame that the day was so hot! In full: Good bits: The river and general greenery. Also well organised in terms of parking etc.
Could be better bits: Bit of a haphazard start because the PA system for the microphones was inaudible, and not a clear starting point. This was followed by a bit of a bottleneck very early in the course when the runners were still bunched together to get through a small opening in the bushes to get to the main road.
The weather was also toooo hot - but this is no ones fault! Date of review: August 20, 2012
In short: Great organisation, nice technical T-shirt, great marshalls In full: The blistering heat rather took the enjoyment out of this race for me, but I would definitely give it another go. Bit of a bottle neck out of the park onto the road in the first 500m, which could perhaps be solved. Other than that, excellent organisation, plenty of free parking, plenty of water (though I was tempted to just jump in the river), good technical tshirt, and a packet of crisps and mars bar at the end. Well done Riverside, hope it is back next year! Date of review: August 20, 2012
In short: Well organised great run In full: Well organised run with friendly marshals and a good mix of standards. It was far too hot though and I think an August 10k should plan to start earlier in anticipation of the hot weather- a 9am start would have been much better. I think it would have been better to have another water station in light of the temperature on the day. All in all a good race that could have been much more comfortable if it had started earlier. Great t-shirt as a finishers prize- much better than another medal! Date of review: August 20, 2012
In short: SUPERB, in every way! In full: What a brilliant way to celebrate a 25th anniversary! And, and what a truly wonderful atmosphere, course (PB potential), supporting & encouraging marshalls, technical t-shirt, chip-timing, medals for the fun runners, yummy cakes, quick results - this race had it all! One can only hope that it will return next year, hopefully not with temperatures above 30 degrees Celsius!! A BIG WELL DONE! Date of review: August 20, 2012
In short: A great way to celebrate Riverside Runners 25 years! In full: Many thanks to the organisers and my fellow runners that made this very hot run one of the friendliest I have ever taken part in. A fairly flat course with only one or two narrow spots and a bouncy bridge on this multi terrain course. Plenty of parking, plenty of water, plenty of support. Nice quality souvenir T-shirt, The fun run medals looked great, it would have been nice to have had one for the 10k, but maybe that's just me ;-) A print out of your race time and position available as soon as you finished was a nice touch though. Date of review: August 19, 2012