In short: May appear flat but sting in the tail. In full: Revised route from B/Ferry to Camperdown was scenic but for the mist and light breeze. Cool day, enjoyable race, tough finish back up the brae through Tech Park and Kingsway. Great to run through the trees on the main drive into the park and finish at the big house at the end. There was a good atmosphere at the end with friends and family waiting. Goody was decent. Date of review: January 28, 2008
In short: Good race but needs a little work In full: After interloq took over this event there were high hopes however even though the race was better than previous ones there are a few problems. The issue with the start it was delayed and no there was sound (hooter etc..) to signal that start and there was lack of communication. People cutting corners or not going through the cones - other words people not actually following the route marshalls did nothing about it. The t-shirts had no relevance to the race only the Q-buster online entry thing. Also there was actually no one directing cars in Camperdown before the start and when I went back to the car I noticed a couple of cars had been dumped and blocked exit paths of other cars. Some mile markers were out of place, mile 11 was well out of place. Few people said there was a lack of water stations. There were also good points such as nice finish & nice medal. Course was ok but the climb in last 3/4 miles was hard going. Crowds were good but not that brillant weather played a part in that.
In short: Challenging race, dead flat for 2/3 then uphill for last 4 miles In full: First time for the organisers in Dundee so there were some teething troubles which I'm sure will be ironed out for next time - eg no chip timing mat. The start at Broughty Ferry was lovely and flat. there were enough marshals throughout and enough water. The only real gripe was the route. After 8 miles or so, you left the river and started to climb to Camperdown Park. You climbed 100m in the last 4 miles. (By comparison, the climb at the hill at 11 miles in Alloa is only 25m). Even when you made it into the park it didn't flatten off till the last 600m or so. It seemed very supportive of beginners/slower runners with the commentator and finish team staying in place till the last runners finished. There were lots of unattached runners in the race. The people at the Glass Pavillion in Broughty Ferry were very welcoming to all the runners collecting their numbers at 7.30am on a Sunday morning. They didn't mind all the loo roll being used and were even open for coffees etc! great practical support from a local business. Date of review: July 5, 2007