In short: Small and well-organised 10K in Hyde Park In full: Cold day, but sunny. Adequate toilet facilities. Very well marshalled, good baggage storage, great course, very nice medal and goody bag. What's not to like? Would definitely recommend this race as a very beginner-friendly event, Date of review: October 24, 2010
In short: Just what I was hoping for on my race debut. In full: The pre-event and on-the-day organisation was very efficient. I imagine it is extremely awkward getting a race set up in London's no.1 park with the safety considerations. Everyone involved was helpful and enthusiastic which made for a great atmos on a perfect morning.
I can't imagine what else they should have done about the bag drop - any closer and they would have been in the quagmire! Also, the park's toilet block was a couple of minutes away, and the portaloo queue-ers weren't listening to the announcements.
I was surprised that there wasn't a chip sensor at the start, but it wasn't difficult to work out your accurate time. I was extatic when I saw the clock and realized I would be inside 50 mins!
Finally, remember this was a charity event - the medal, t-shirt and goody bag was more than sufficient. If you want a luxury goody bag, get invited to an Oscars party.
Thanks to Sabina and the After Adoption organizers; I thoroughly enjoyed my morning. Date of review: November 24, 2009
In full: The organisation was ok but the actual course could have been a lot better. It was confusing with the km markers so close together, and too many loops around same field. Date of review: November 23, 2009