In short: good morning Perivale In full: It was good to go back to an area that I once knew well...good event - it was my first 'short' race - a lot 'clubbier' than my previous experiences with halves and marathons...but this got me moving a little quicker than usual - to run with a quicker group improves you...well done Ealing - very well organised - did we actually start early?? Date of review: December 11, 2008
In short: Not a scenic course but very fast In full: Moaned to myself as I went through the first mile. Typical I thought, the first marker is in the wrong place. By the time I'd reached the running track finish, I'd shut up. Could all the markers be in the wrong place, or had I just taken 30 secs off my PB?
Whatever the answer, I'm keeping tight lipped.
Might sneek back next year for this one. Date of review: December 9, 2008
In short: Enjoyed it - sunny if cold, very well organised, liked the finish on the track In full: Really well organised - I generally prefer club races because the marshalling and distance markers are better and this was an excellent example. Start not great, then quite a bit of the distance on fairly dull pavements and back streets (and 2 laps doesn't make for great scenery), but more pleasant around the golf course and great finish on the track. Decent goody bag but would have liked a memento rather than just edibles and a towel. I would need to be further on in my training for a PB to be likely but suspect the course would help - very flat, not many tight turns. Date of review: December 8, 2008
In short: Great, well organised race. Flat and fast. In full: Very well marshalled and friendly atmosphere. Lots of club runners which intimidated me at first as I'm a slow runner but they were all very friendly and applauded late finishers. Will definately be back next year to see if I can finish not so far at the back! Well done Fiona and her team. Date of review: December 8, 2008
In short: Fab race on a frosty morning! In full: Smooth organisation from ESM, great encouragement from marshalls (esp during kids race), altogether super run on a lovely sunny morning. Good goody bag too. My boys did the U15s Fun Run, and enjoyed that as well. Impressed with their goody bags, considering it was only £1 to enter! Date of review: December 7, 2008
In short: Friendly,competitive,encouraging marshalls,great finish on track In full: I really appreciated the constant encouragement from the marshalls and it was great to finish on a track.Lovely run through the golf course area -a real mix of road and ruts! I'd recommend this one. Date of review: December 7, 2008