In short: Slick organized 10K event In full: All in all was very impressed by the slick organisation - easy timing chip and bag drop off, loved the pre race speech by the MC - like the one when he called all the sub 30 runners - hilarious. flat and fast course with encouraging marshalls. Results up straight away, will be back next year. Date of review: December 4, 2011
In short: Small, flat and fast. In full: Organisationally, chaos before the start. Not enough toilet facilities. Bag drop, chip pick up both in same tiny room. Race itself was good. Big group warm up, started by expected finish time and nice number of runners (~600). Route was a mixed bag, bit suburban to start , a long muddy riverside stretch dodging cyclists then main road back, lots of marshals plus loads of free snacks and drinks at the finish. Results were up within 15 mins too. Date of review: December 4, 2011
In short: A beautiful run by the river In full: The Hawker Centre lends itself to be a great race HQ. The route is completely delightful with about half of the race along the Thames, which is why I love this race.
I was unable to compete last year due to injury and I loved being able to take part today.
The organisation was good and the marshalls were very encouraging, all the way around the course.
Any race along the Thames is delightful and this takes in a particularly beautiful section. Date of review: June 5, 2011
In short: Well run, good route and easy to get to In full: Having done several energised sports events it was well run as expected. The venue has good parking and is on a bus route or just 10 mins walk from Kingston BR. The route is varied 50/50 mix of towpath and road with no busy roads to cross. Date of review: June 5, 2011
In short: Great riverside race in leafy South West London In full: I achieved a PB today of just under 1 hour!! Shaved 7 minutes off last year's time. Really enjoyed running along the river through beautiful scenery. Never too busy and good mix of hard core runners, middle of the road and beginners. Date of review: June 5, 2011
In short: I appreciated the encouraging marshals ! In full: I was near the back as nursing an injury from 4K and couldn't decide whether to pull out or not. The marshals in the last 2K (they would have been there quite a long time now) were fabulously encouraging and it was them that got me to the finish line. The injury is bad and I should have pulled out but ho hum! Date of review: June 5, 2011
In short: Superb marshalling and lots of fun. No age category prizes. In full: I really appreciated the encouragement of the marshalls. Lovely riverside run but no age category prizes. Disappointing as I was 1st MV60. Date of review: June 5, 2011