In short: Good Fun In full: Very enjoyable race, great atmosphere, slightly bizarre course (but I guess that is part of the charm). Not a PB course unless you get right out ahead and avoid the bunch ups near the start.
Will be running it next year. Date of review: May 17, 2010
In short: Great fun In full: I ran this for the first time. It's my local race so enjoyed running on home turf. Was beaten by a sprint finish from a gentleman completing his 20th consecutive Hornsey 10k - hat's off to you sir! Date of review: May 17, 2010
In short: Is the hill getting longer? In full: A great event bigger than ever this year as it was the 20th one - now a festival taking over the whole park. That side of it was great but did detract quite a bit from the running - especially the children's fun runs later in the day. HOWEVER this is always a brilliant day, wonderfully organised and lots of fun. The hill up by Ally Park Station is a killer, mainly cos you have to do it twice but also cos it never stops. It really hurt me this year but somehow I still managed a PB. Highly reccomended to anyone who lives in North London but be quick next year it sells out very fast. Date of review: May 17, 2010
In short: A good local race that attracts both the fast and slow crowd In full: It's unusual to get a 10K in the London suburbs and as such this is a fine race that's been going for twenty years. The scenery is nothing much but the festival is good for the whole family. Date of review: May 16, 2010