In short: Udualating with lots of twists and turns, slippery in places, no indoor facilites or marque. In full: Nice to support mens health but would have been better off giving £10 to charity and entering a local race. Only 4 toiltets, I have 3 at home, no undercover area on a cold winters day. Goody bag=snickers bar and medal. The course was too twisty and slippery. Start not clearly marked which caused confusion with everybody lining up the wrong way. Our chips did not work so data fabricated as were a few others! Only 300 entrants, the suggested 2000 would have been chaos. Date of review: November 14, 2010
In short: good spirit, hills as a late comer In full: My first time on this 10k and the route was certainly creative, the hill at 8k came as a suprise to many and spread the field out! Date of review: November 13, 2010
In short: Great Atmosphere for a great cause In full: Had a great time today at this race this is my 5th 10K and I must say this was by far the best for atmosphere they really got the mood going with the music few hills but i still manages a PB of 53.20 so that topped it for me. Had no problems with getting race number and chip time the course was around greenwich park and you had to go to one point 3 times if you were listening to instructions given then it was simple enough but some people got confused and i think it was on my 3rd time that some people were getting confused on where they should be going so got in the way a bit. £18 was probably most I have spent but a nice medal at end and it is for a good cause thanks for a great morning out the missus and kids came along and wore fake moustaches which was very funny :-) Date of review: November 13, 2010
In short: Terrain from smooth to rough to muddy In full: Thi is my second time on this course, and the pebbly bits were a bit slippery (we were warned at the start), but there weren't as many muddy puddles as last year. Organisation was good; although arriving after 9am meant a longish queue for the loos I still managed to do that, register and drop my bag off by 9.25. I thought the post-run massage tables were a lovely touch - I've got my name down for one next year! The scenery is very nice, but the rough running surface in many places gave me no tome to look at it. Talked to a first-timer who said what a lovely friendly atmosphere there was, which I think sums it up. Oh - and I set a new PB, 5 minutes quicker than this event in 2009! Date of review: October 19, 2010
In short: Rough Surface in places and quite narrow, But pleasant enough In full: More a trail race than anything else. Seems to be mixed up with a few other races as no hills in site even though some reviews mention them. Course runs out and back and then back again along the river tow paths. Wore road flats for this (mistake) and struggled a bit on the surface which is quite rough in places. So on paper could be a PB course, for me turned not to be so. Quite narrow in places but they stagggered the start a little to avoid congestion but quite a busy wee route so some weeving in and out Sunday wakers and Bikes. Very pretty area and probably a good race for novice runners as found myself much further up the field than I normally would Date of review: October 19, 2010
In short: Nice park, but killer hills! In full: I entered this race as it was local and for a good cause. There was a good atmosphere and everyone there was in good spirits.
NEGATIVE: There was a little problem with some ribbons which held the medal. Some of the ribbons like mine were missing the event name and date and it was just plain black. However I only realised this when I saw other runners with the printed ribbon on the train. I was annoyed that there wasn't somebody to let the unwitting runners know. The course was more challenging than I had anticipated, who decided to put THAT last gradient in? it was hard on the legs.
POSITIVE: The problem over the medal was dealt with in a very positive/friendly way by David Krangel (race director) who issued me with the correct ribbon/medal after I phoned him. For those thinking about entering this race, be prepared for a hard race, but a good atmosphere.
Goody Bag & Medal: It's a small medal (4cm diameter) but the ribbon does have the event name and date. Everyone got to pick up some bananas and water/energy drinks. The lady handing out the energy drinks kindly gave me two energy drinks, I certainly needed them!
Many thanks to the chap who ran 6km of the race with me, even though he was a foot taller and had a longer stride length than me! We chatted all the way through, but he went solo with 750m to go. Talking to him helped divert my attention away from the pain in my legs! Date of review: July 20, 2010
In short: one to try just for the area and organization. In full: thanks to dave and his team for entering me only the night before.easy parking and well marshalled event meant it ran like clockwork. will definately try some more of the fix events in the future. oh and even the dogs new to stay on the left? Date of review: March 28, 2010