In short: Pure speed in a perfect location. It doesn't get much better than this! In full: This could be the most perfect 10k race, for lots of reasons: 1. Ultra-flat course. No more than a 2-3 metre incline on the entire course, 2. Really classy medal and a nice printed goodie bag, 3. Entirely held off the public road, on some of the smoothest tarmac you'll find anywhere, 4. Slick organisation, with copious pre-race info and results posted within hours of the finish, 5. Chip timing, 6. Plenty of car-parking close to the race, with absolutely no delays getting in or out.
We were lucky this year to have no wind and a nice cooling rainfall, which made it a great day for speed.
I really enjoyed the view of the amazing lake, and the facilities on hand. Trust me, it does not get boring. If you've time to get bored with this view, you're not running fast eniugh! :-)
Ten-out-of-ten to the organisers. If they had their 2008 entry form available today, I would have already completed it.
Thank you to all the Datchet Dashers and their friends for meking their event so good. Date of review: June 30, 2007
In short: Good course to get a PB, but a bit dull in terms of scenery In full: A very well organised and friendly race. Found the course a bit boring as no change in scenery to keep you motivated, which was mentally quite challenging. Goody bag at the end was v good. Overall, well worth turning up for. Date of review: June 30, 2007
In short: I love this race! In full: This was made for me - no hills! Well organised, friendly marshals, plenty of toilets and a useful gym bag at the end. Can't wait for next yers. Date of review: June 30, 2007
In short: First Class race athough weather didnt help interms of the day, grat for running in though. Loving the goody bag with parma violets, love hearts, drumstick and old school chews! What a fantastic idea and very original. Ill be back next yer to nail PB Date of review: June 30, 2007