In short: if you are a late finisher beware of the traffic In full: There is a one track lane leading to the finish I watched open mouthed as the marshalls let the traffic out towards the late finishers. I would imagine that many of these unfortunate runners would not be that experienced. Trying to dodge speed humps as well as traffic on a narrow road may have put many of them off races. It would have been about 10 minute wait to get everyone in and I saw far too many people falling over at the finish. Date of review: February 1, 2009
In short: Great race,very quick In full: You have to have your wits about you at the start as its far to crowded as everyone is saying. Couple of minutes in the race is fine,nice and flat with a few keen spectators around the course. Ive done this a few times now and i think there could be a few more signs to tell people where race headqurters and the start are. Be back for the crush next year! Date of review: February 1, 2009
In short: Lethal start - I fell and was lucky to escape with cuts and bruises In full: It is very dangerous to start such a big high-profile race on such a narrow street - I fell and was fortunate not to be trampled on. Date of review: February 1, 2009
In short: Still a good race, but the start is still terrifying In full: I've done this race 4 times now, and the start is still quite scary - lots of runners on a narrow road, and as in previous years, I saw a couple of poor chaps go down and were trying desperately to protect themselves from being trampled. Don't know why some folks feel the need to push and shove, but guess it's the only way to a pb for some!
Organisation is very good and there is good pb potential. For once, I actually enjoyed the race this year as it normally fills me with dread - I might even go back again next year for more of the same....
Thanks to all the marshalls and the organisers for another good race. Date of review: February 1, 2009
In short: Well organised, but start too tight, difficult to get space in the first half mile. At least all those bodies emitting heat kept me warm while waiting to start. Date of review: February 1, 2009