In full: Not well prepared for bad weather. Only a few gazebos for shelter and nowhere dry to store bags/clothes. Route isn't bad - through suburban streets - but not that stunning either. Killer hill at 5km Date of review: February 28, 2010
In short: Great run in horrible weather In full: Good course and Marshalls were great in the wet weather especially the man at 8km who really spurred the runners on for the last 10mins-thank you! Although looking like a drowned rat I ran a PB, the hill at 5km just needs a bit of digging in and then it's flat till the end!
In full: The description of the race profile as "flat" was grossly mendacious. I have often raced in Wimbledon over distances form 10K to half marathon and know it to be very hilly, but it would be possible to have a flat 10K race with a route twice round the common and this description lead me to enter as I wanted to evaluate my performance level on a flat course. This course was hopeless for that. The organisers should have been frank. In addition timings weren't helped by the fact that the last three-quarters of a mile were run on the Common paths which in the aftermath of a very stormy Saturday were water-sodden, muddy and, in parts, very slippery. A course adjustment to stick to roads, leaving just the final run-in of some 80 metres on grass would make more sense in future years Date of review: November 17, 2009