In short: Excellent event In full: One of the best events in the calendar. Ace scenery, route that is flat but has a few challenges on it, top atmosphere and marshalling, efficient bag storage, organization like clockwork. They even make sure the weather is perfect. Really can't think of any negatives on this one, although if the event expands traffic congestion at the venue and on the dual carriageway outside could become an issue. In short though - top race and top marks to Purple Patch. Date of review: March 25, 2012
In short: Excellent - but make the car park no entry while cars are leaving In full: The marshals were the most enthusiastic and uplifting that I've ever met. A really happy event - towards the end, the girls with the pom poms and then the African drummers were heart lifting.
Only bad bit was the girl in the yellow 4WD trying to drive into the car park when everyone was leaving. Date of review: March 25, 2011
In short: 9 and a half out of ten In full: Would have given it 10/10 except for the fact that the medals were the same for both races! Would have been nice for the extra effort that the half-narathoners put in to be recognised, even in a small way on the medal or ribbon. By the time we got back, all the freebie goodies had been nabbed by the 10k runners! Which cheeky devils took 2 bananas? ;-) Date of review: March 24, 2011