In short: The mundaneness of the course is challenging but friendly and well marshalled In full: I found the mundaneness of 4 circuits very mentally challenging and was much slower than in the Bramley 20 at the end of Feb. I found the last 5 a real challenge but I have to say I was spurred on by that lady at mile 4 who had stayed out cheering and encouraging. What a star. I thought it was very friendly and well marshalled and despite having a poor run I would do it again. Date of review: March 31, 2010
In short: Great prep for a first time marathoner In full: Well marshalled, clear signage, good traffic control. Sporadic water stations left me dehydrated. Support from lady @ 4 miles was amazing - kids in tow throughout were great too. Race record - Bill Adcocks 1972 - 1hr 39min? Wow.
In short: Great pre-marathon 20 miler In full: Four laps of 5 miles make this race ideal for a progression training session, building up to marathon pace or beyond. Well organised and fun atmosphere - post race showers and changing area very welcome. More loos would be good (as always!). Date of review: March 29, 2010
In short: Lovely race,good marshall,good cakesand bar staff poor water supply doing race In full: water was disgusting served from a black rubbish bin and pour by gloveless staff. Fluids supply for race poor as a result. Need to get bottles next year Date of review: March 29, 2010
In short: Friendly, essential, well run pre-marathon must do. In full: My first time Finchley 20 race and I really enjoyed the day. Laps do seem daunting but in fact are a good way to beak up the miles and gauge pace. Marshals were good and like so many before me the Hillingdon AC lady at 4 was a real tonic. She is the epitome of how running events should be conducted and great solid club support. Quality medal and tidy goody bag. No T... no problem. More of the same for me next year.
In short: Happy Loopy Lappys In full: Extremely well organised. Parking not a problem, traffic was well marshalled. A pat on the back for all the Marshals involved making this a safe and pleasant run. I would definietly run this one again even though I am still aching from yesterday. Runners were extremely friendly as well. Date of review: March 29, 2010