In short: Enjoyable as always In full: This is the 4th year in a row I've run this race and, again, I enjoyed it especially as it wasn't as hot as the previous two years.
There aren't many spectators en route but the marshalls are very good and encouraging. I disagree with the comments that the hills are mostly downhill, there are definitely at least two more ups than downs!
I can do without chip timing as that would increase the cost of entering (which is a nice price) but they need to enourage some slower runners to start at the back, not the front!
In short: well organised race with a good route In full: the hills didn't seem as tough as last year, but that could be because it wasn't too hot this year. it does seem more downhill than up, and it's only the second half which seems up. That's the most I've enjoyed the course (a lot of which is also on the St Albans half marathon route). Well done Striders. Date of review: May 9, 2010
In short: Clockwork organisation, dont worry about the hills - seems more down than up! In full: Great race - would definitely do again. Parking wasnt a problem (thanks Waitrose!) and great facilities at the school. Couldnt resist a cake before the race! Slow start due to having to run along narrow footpath but after first 0.5k lots of space along quiet country lanes - more scenic than I was expecting. Well worth a go. Date of review: May 9, 2010
In short: A well organised race..yet again In full: As ever, the Striders have organised a superb race. Sometimes there were too many marshals; but they all encouraged the runnersw as they passed. Great race! Date of review: May 9, 2010
In short: A nice run along country lanes. In full: A good course with a few cheeky hills. I managed a PB so it wasn't that bad! I was a bit disappointed at the lack of goodie bag at the end. I would rather have had a few bits than a medal. Date of review: May 9, 2010