In short: Nice run In full: Enjoyable run. Two and a bit laps of the attractive Danson Park. Mildly undulating with a mixed terrain of grass, tarmac and pavement. Due to the recent wet weather, there was a long stretch of boggy grass which meant that a fast speed was difficult. I was hoping to get under 1 hours, but lost out by 45 seconds - I blame the boggy conditions!
Very chilly waiting for the start, and I regretted not paying the £1.50 for the car park, as I would have been able to wait in the warmth and comfort of my car, and also I could have gone to the pub right by the finish. By the time I had walked back to my car to get changed, I didn't fancy walking back to the pub. So, yes, it is possible to park for free in the street, but you'll have a ten minute walk there and a 10 minute walk back.
This is a low key local race in a pleasant setting. There is little in the way of extras, but it's one of those plain, straightforward, no frills events that are the backbone of the running scene. The organisers are friendly and relaxed, and there were no problems with the organisation. Entries on the day are allowed right up to about ten minutes before the start. At the finish there is a pleasant medal and a small bottle of water. I am told that you can use the showers. This is a decent, enjoyable run, and I wouldn't mind doing it again as it's reasonably local to me. Date of review: May 24, 2012