In short: My first 10k in 3 years and a PB great. In full: Distance markers every 1km really helped me keep my pace, not too many people so not falling over other runners all the time, marshalls excellent giving motivation to all runners and keeping every-one on track. Date of review: October 7, 2007
In short: Disappointing atmosphere - club runners rude to beginners. In full: Quite a few of the club runners were rude to us beginners! "Get out of the way!" was shouted frequently, even though I could only have moved over to be in the middle of a massive muddy puddle in order to get out of their way. If they're so concerned with PB's, they shouldn't have said that us 50 or so charity runners could take part on the same day as the club runners.
The race itself was ok, although some parts of the course were too narrow to allow people to run good times.
Disappointing atmosphere, all in all. Date of review: March 7, 2007
In short: Nice Location and encouraging marshalls.... In full: Have completed this run on several occasions and every time the marshalls excel themselves, always encouraging and geeing you on. Is a good race for anyone wanting to do a 'proper' race but not one that will kill them, as three fairly flat laps around Regent Park are all that are required. Lots of beginners and good changing facilities. Date of review: February 4, 2007
In short: 3 lap flat course. Race filled with mixed abilities. Thoroughly enjoyed it. In full: Organisation and facilities were great. The Hub changing facilities were more than adequate. Also water provided at end of each lap and bananas available at the end. Was my first lap based 10km which actually made it go a lot quicker than expected. Also allowed me to pace myself and finish more strongly, knowing the course. Managed a PB which was nice. Date of review: February 4, 2007
In short: Really friendly marshals/orgainsers and fellow runners. Mixed ability was nice. Facilities at The Hub are great. In full: Although I was a bit concerned about it being organised by a running club, and therefor possibly a bit intimidating for a bit of a plodder, but I was very pleasantly surprised to find the staff, marshals and the other runners very friendly and encouraging. Really enjoyed this run, and pulled a PB out of the hat! Date of review: January 11, 2007
In short: Super race, great marshalling In full: Organisation very slick - nothing fancy, just 3 laps of a set route. Facilities at the Hub (race HQ) are super. Also good that it's monthly so you can check your improvement over a series of months. Convenient and efficient race. Date of review: January 8, 2007