In short: Decent race, but organisation could be better In full: It was a good race, but there was sometimes a lack of marshalls so it was difficult to know where to go. There was also a lack of distance markers but this wasn't a huge problem. The organisers definitely did their best to make it a welcoming race. Date of review: July 7, 2008
In short: Nice fast flat, bit tricky with public, dogs and the odd duck in the way In full: Nice course, real PB potential (acheived my own PB), no distance markers which i decided was a positive as i find reaching the 6K markers very depressing knowing i have another 4K to do, perhaps someone stole the markers. Marshalling was limited around the course, but did see some brave marshalls doing a great job on the roads and having a right to do with some posh lady in a Merc who was getting a little impatient having to wait for all us healthy types. All in all a nice day out. Date of review: September 17, 2007
In short: No Marshalls, No k markers, no exact distance In full: Very poorly organised. No k splits despite saying so in the literature. No marshalls - had to stop twice to ask the guy behind me the way. Clearly overdistance. My time in the results bears little relationship to the time on my watch, and I started at the front.
Ran to Hyde Park afterwards to watch the Hydro Active, which showed that the basics can be provided in a charity race. Date of review: September 17, 2007
In short: Nice and flat and improved on last year In full: Lovely morning and a good flat course. Has improved since last year, two laps rather than three and on wide tracks at the start rather than skinny paths.
I thought there were enough marshalls and although there was only one water station it's only a 10K! Not having km markers was a problem though - and is my GPS up the spout or was that 200m over 10K? Date of review: September 16, 2007
In short: Scenic, flat and nice goodie bag too., In full: Regents Pk great to run around. But the park so used by the public that you've got to keep your wits about you - almost tripped over a Jack Russell myself. The Marshalls were only apparent at the road intersections so just as well someone in front knew the route. So not all smooth but overall a good atmosphere and a fast course. I had a good day and would definately do this one again. The G bag isnt the thing but this one put some other events to shame, muesli, 2 chewy fruit bars, fruit strips, massage gel and er..a bottle of eco washing up liquid... and innocents fruit drink from a table as well. Perhaps an earlier start and watch the numbers are in order to get this one 100%. Date of review: September 16, 2007
In short: Started off well but not enough marshalls In full: Started off well with an energetic warm up and a nice atmosphere. No hold ups at the start and very smoothly organised. Then I realised there were no 1KM markers despite all the literature saying there would be. There were nowhere near enough marshalls, especially for a big park such as Regent's that is full of runners on every surface possible. I also heard one of the marshalls talking about running out of water which is criminal on such a hot day in exposed areas. 10Ks really need two water stations IMHO anyway. Date of review: September 16, 2007
In short: fast course, but no km markers or marshalls In full: nice route around regents park, very flat two laps, PB potential is high. no km markers nor marshalls which is bizarre because i saw a guy with them before the race started so i dunno what he did with the. only one water station, bit rubbish. atmosphere was nice and light, just a fun day really Date of review: September 16, 2007