In short: hills, dam those hills! In full: great 10k. bit of a confusing course and xome hard hard hills in the last 10k. but well worth it. worst day of the year, weather wise and they still got a good turnout Date of review: November 16, 2009
In short: Still a few ache now but had fun In full: This race was very well thought out we got our chip and storage done within 3 mins. The race was well planed out. Quite a few hills but his just make you stronger in the end. Was my first 10k and i really enjoyed it. The atmosphere was good as well. Date of review: November 16, 2009
In short: What a great race - loved it!! In full: Having travelled through torrential rain and been stuck in traffic for 30 mins I really didnt think we would make it to this one. As we approached the start line up the hill they had started already!! We were helped v.quickly through registration although couldnt even see the crowd when we started! Great marshalls and v.friendly atmosphere. Some amazing 'tashes - not only from the boys!! Three, I think, killer hills last one was evil - though 5 mins off my 10K PB for me so well pleased. Nice to have a medal although a bit cheap and goody bag too. Seemed v.good value for a 10K. Would definitely do it again. Date of review: November 16, 2009
In short: Storms clear for a well organised and good spirited, but all too hilly run. In full: Great organisation, great cause - just a shame the course, beautiful though it is, is far from flat/undulating, criss-crossing a sod of hill that is Greenwich Park several times.
If it could have been steered around the park rather than the laps up and down, I'd go back. As it is, kills your shins on the downs and saps any enjoyment on the way ups.
Still, don't have a downer on the day - the forecast storms cleared in perfect time for the day and the marshalls, organisation and spirit were all excellent.
Probably wouldn't do it again on this route though.
In short: Fantastic organisation, superb route In full: The hills make this challenging, the headwind made it really tough hence no good for a PB attempt.
Thought the atmostphere was fantastic and the organisation was really good. I think the people complaining about the lack of portaloos may not have realised that Greenwich Park has two public toilet blocks with about 15 loos in each.
Only criticism would be that they said we would be able to check times on finishing which actually wasn't the case and we had to wait for the times to be up on-line which took about 24 hours.
Will still definitley be doing this race next year. Date of review: November 15, 2009
In short: Not the best organised race! Not value for money. In full: I thought very poorly organised in the following areas: no portaloos for that number of people is a disgrace. I doubt the Teahouse would have been impressed with the number of runners using their toilet. The bag storage was shoddy and disorganised and as a single woman what would I want with a man's razor and shaving kit? I realise it's "Movember" but there should have been a ladies gift bag as well. Announcements over the speaker system would have been helpful. For £17 I expected a lot more. Date of review: November 14, 2009
In short: Very well organised and friendly race - loved it! In full: Thank goodness the weather held out to make a great race! Very enjoyable, very friendly people and an interesting goody bag for sure! Loved all the Mos. If only I'd felt better (just recovering from a virus) as it would have been a PB for sure with this route.. well, if I survived the big hills!
Thank you to everyone involved. I did the Epsom 5K too (same organisers) and these people know how to lay on a good race :-) Date of review: November 14, 2009