In short: Very well organised big city race and local to boot In full: Although this is an expensive event (I'm lucky, my work pays for us each year), it's a very slickly organised affair. Great for beginners to elites. The series of wave starts works well, good facilities at the start and finish, a relatively flat course (for Bristol anyway). Goodie bag was lacking a bit, although the choccie bar was a welcome addition! Technical finishers T-shirt in a range of sizes is great. Also, despite the road closures, you can still get with 1/4 mile of the start by bus and car,so it's great for travel. Date of review: May 21, 2012
In short: Great PB Potential and well organised In full: Organisation was very good although not a great race for spectators to be able to move between points due to route. Virtually flat and very quick. Great finishing area lots of space. Date of review: May 21, 2012
In short: Respectfull event for a large city event In full: A large field for a 10K distance. This in mind I think it is well organised and a great opportunity for non regular runners to take part in a large event. Date of review: May 20, 2012
In short: Good fast flat course, size of event seems to be causing organisation issues In full: This is on my doorstep so I will keep coming back. However, the growth of the event to 11,000+ seems to be straining the organisation capabilities. I was in a business challenge team and one of the team members didn't receive his race pack so had to visit the race info tent the day before the event. On collecting his number he was told there were only two people registered fot the team, not the five who signed up! We now have an anxious wait to se if our team will actually be counted. The course itself is flat and fast so good if you're after a PB. Though there was a bit of bottle necking near the start and a bit of jostling past slower runners who had put themselves too far forward. Something weird seemed to happen at baggage tent. One massive queue but then about a dozen others completely empty. Whatever was planned there didn't work out. Best t shirt this year. I'll definitely wear this in the gym. Nice touch have a t shirt swap stall for those who had picked up the wrong size. Date of review: May 20, 2012
In short: Save baggage delays, still one of the best organised races In full: 2nd time round for me having done it in 2011. Will always be a special race for me as it was my first running event. So have come full circle. No PB but beat my time from 2011 easily. So happy with that.
Bristol still up there with the best in terms of organisation. With approx 9000 finishers that's no mean feat. Only glitch was reclaiming baggage after. Queues similar to Heathrow! Goody bag was also a little disappointing. Nice t-shirt. Same medal as last year.
Course is quick. Great for beginners. Seemed to do more dodging this year getting around slower runners - to be expected with 9000 runners but maybe the Wave starts not working as intended?
Great atmosphere again. Well supported by the locals. Had loud music at the right places. Well done runbristol. Date of review: May 20, 2012
In short: Good event and well organised. Value is based upon fact I got over 60's rate. Only downside is if you finish near back you cannot get XL tee shirt. Bearing in mind if you need that size you are potentially XL in that position it is a bdisappointmen Date of review: May 20, 2012