In short: Efficiently organised London 5 miler In full: A fairly low-key race in Finsbury park, but a nice run and well organised. Very good T-shirt (anyone who missed it should have read the race instructions more carefully!) and a pleasant run; a few hills but that makes the racing all the more fun. Date of review: March 5, 2007
In short: What goes up must come down! In full: There’s an uphill start and an uphill finish and I don’t think any part of the course in-between is flat. But that does mean there are some great downhill sections. Well-organised, friendly marshals and a great T-Shirt. It’s good to have a race like this in central London rather than having to trek miles outside and rely on dodgy Sunday train services. Oh, and as it was my first 5 mile race, I even got a PB! Date of review: March 5, 2007
In short: Some challenging gradients but a good, fast course. Wouldn't say this was a fun run. Lots of club runners! In full: I've run this race for the last two years now and It's very well organised. Couple of tough gradients which get more challenging after the fourth attempt. I really enjoy this run as the weather's beginning to improve at this time of year (Although NOT today) and it gives me something to train for after Christmas. Only complaint would be that it's impossible to hear if the race has started, very understated.
Good fun – recommended!!! Date of review: March 4, 2007
In short: Really enjoyed it - first race as it is local - hope others are as good In full: Hills were quite tough but enjoyed the challenge. Nice size - friendly people - good marshalls. and must say the t-shirt is fantastic. Date of review: March 4, 2007
In short: Nice Tshirt In full: This is the only race tshirt that I know I'll wear(besides Nike ones). Good support from the marshalls. The weather was a bit miserable but if it had been Saturday we would be complaining it was too hot!
PS - Finsbury park has hills and all races around this park follow the same lap circuit. Date of review: March 4, 2007