In short: A great charity run with the intention of raising money - not getting a PB. In full: This is the first time I've done this race and I can't fault it too much.
I'm a novice - it's only my second 10K so I didn't care about PBs but did find the walkers a bit of a problem because they seemed to walk four abreast in the middle of the road - perhaps an instruction in next years pack that walkers should move to the side? It just makes it's more difficult and dangerous with people weaving in and out.
It's a charity run - the aim is to raise money for charity, not to help people get their PBs. Can't gripe about the entry fee - I can't imagine it's a cheap event to put on and it's a fundraiser after all.
In full: This is a charity fun run-nothing else,designed for people with good intentions,hence the name run for all.Yes,it's frustrating for the more experienced of us,but what the heck,it's for a great cause in memory of an inspirational lady,lot's of first timers go on to run more seriously as a result,if you want to race avoid it , if you just want to be part of something special,this is the one.No chance of a pb,crowded all the way round , disorganised finish area (not as good as 2007) but this was my wifes first race today and she loved it! Go on,sign up for next year! Date of review: June 21, 2009
In short: Far, far too many people In full: Took more than 15 minutes to cross the start line. Couldn't get past anyone. However, the atmosphere was great and it was nice to see so much support for the charities. Date of review: June 21, 2009
In short: Great race, All respect to Jane and her family, I hope to run every year. In full: having trained really hard for this run, I had hoped for under 45 mins. I was in the green pens but found that red no's were getting into the line up through gaps in the barriers. My other issue was 50 to 100 yards into the race after we all had started to run,the barriers closed in forcing everyone to have to walk, I don't re-call this problem in the last two years. very slow start but cleared after 1.5km. I did however beat my previous PB(Abbey Dash) with a time of 46 mins. Date of review: June 21, 2009
In short: Very well organised race for very good causes In full: Not a club runners race, more for fun runners and walkers, but was smoothly organised despite 1st km been a bit of a squeeze. But what do you expect when there are 11,000 people running. Supporters and marshalls were very encouraging and good t-shirt and goody bag. Date of review: June 21, 2009
In short: My first race yet, which I wanted to get involved in to prep myself for a half marathon. Perfect for beginners and professionals alike. Great organisation and great atmosphere! Date of review: June 21, 2009