In short: excellent 4 lap race In full: although i was not sure about running 4 laps over 10k i really enjoyed it as it gave me a challenge to run each lap quicker than the last. the park was lovely the race was very well organised and had a good mix of runners.a great medal and a book at the finish and this was the onlt thing that spoiled my day ! the last thing an arsenal fan wants is a chelsea book ! still it has solved my wobbly table problem hehe ! will be back gain next year. Date of review: June 13, 2010
In short: Good test for your speed, 4 laps of a decent park! In full: Apart from the fact it chucked it down with rain and I believe, hail stones this was a really good run. Myself and two companions all got new Personal Bests, by over a minute each. Goodie bag was a bit naf, but we don't always do it for the goodie bag as this was a charity event! Quite a high calibre of runner so the challenge along with the route itself all added to a proper 'race feel'! Date of review: December 4, 2009
In short: Good Race, enjoyable but short In full: Again like many others my Garmin made it short about 9.4km. Ruthermore my km splits suggested I was on for about 43 minutes not 40:51. I was also aiming to run about 42:30. I carried on running after the finish till 10K in 43:25 which was about right as I didn't feel I was running that well. So given that my time was faster by over nearly two minutes at 4:30 km pace the time and my Garmin both indicated this was around 0.5km short despite previous comments suggesting that Google makes it 2.49 a lap and the organises saying it was measured serveral times. (Plus I went round the lamppost on all but the first lap. Has potential for a fast enjoyable course so will be back next year as if the distance is sorted will be good for a PB. But that could be the last time if it not more accurate. Date of review: December 2, 2009
In short: Good fun, nice and flat, bit short of 10k In full: Enjoyable race, organisation and marshall all very good and friendly despite the miserable morning. Enjoyed the 4 lap course as each lap seemed very short and made the course feel easy.
Only prob is despite being well on PB pace and crossing the line well under my 10k best cannot accept the result as convinced it was well short of 10k. My garmin had it at 9.5 and I DID run to the lamppost every time, mainly because the girl infront of me on the first lap knoew where she was going. I followed her no one else seemed to.
(It is a great PB course but just not for a 10k PB).
Still a good fun morning good value for £10 and will def run again. Date of review: November 30, 2009
In short: Short,sharp blast !! In full: Run this event twice and each year seems to coincide with a monsoon. simple rce, simple organisation but great for PB's and blowing away the winter cobwebs. Date of review: November 29, 2009