In short: thoroughly enjoyable In full: As my first ever race i found it thoroughly enjoyable. Particularly enjoying the supportive atmosphere created by the other runners, marshals and locals. This was coupled with a good boost at the end from the supportive spectators and a commentator offering words of encouragement as you crossed the finish line. The course was slightly slippery in parts and narrow but with no other races to compare it with i assumed hazards like this were probably the norm.
In short: Good Local Event, Well Organised In full: This was my first 10k and thoroughly enjoyed it. Found the canvey wind and uneven pathway along the seawall a challenge but the event was well marshalled with lots of support from the locals along the way.It would help if markers where in KM's rather than miles especially for a novice like me but other than that well organised. Will be back next year for another go! Date of review: September 9, 2008
In short: Good estuary views and small field of runners In full: Despite having misgivings over the weather conditions (that Canvey wind) and running along the seawall (narrow, slippery and a few surprised dog walkers), I really enjoyed this run and achieved PB this year.
The support and policing around the course was great and having the local mayor handing out the finishers medals was a really nice touch.
The course was well marshalled except at the entrance to the school where you had one guy trying to direct traffic and runners at the same time. I narrowly missed getting run over!
Well done to the organisers and sponsors for putting on a excellent day. Date of review: September 8, 2008
In short: Flat, scenic route, off raid for most of it, nice course In full: This is a flat course but is not a PB course due to running on grass and the sea wall. It's very well organised, bottled water, PA announcements, tea etc. The other factor that makes this a slow course is the wind! the Canvey Island wind!! Date of review: September 7, 2008
In short: Thoroughly enjoyable, lovely marshalls In full: Enjoyed that. Well organised and flat, along the sea wall. Lovely encouragement by the marshalls and the people outside their houses. Will def do again. Date of review: September 7, 2008