In short: Cold, rainy and pushy runners! In full: I thought the organisation was poor, very badly sign posted and hardly any toilets. The car park was frustrating getting out but it was bearable. I enjoyed it despite the dreadful weather. Only thing I would say to all those super fast club runners is that I may be slow but I don't deserve to be practically pushed into the hedge by you when you whizz past.....basic respect costs nothing. Date of review: March 29, 2009
In short: PB potential but not the best of races In full: This is my local race and I'm a bit disappointed with how it all turned out. Huge queues for the toilets and the supporters may as well not have been there as they hardly cheered anyone on at all! The wet and windy weather didn't help but it's a perfect course for a PB. I'll run it again next year but if it wasn't my local then I probably wouldn't bother. Sorry. Date of review: March 16, 2009
In short: Very flat and definite PB potential ideally without the wind In full: A well organised event that if everyone arrived in plenty of time would have reduced levels of stress felt by others. That said, there was a serious lack of toilets. Memento was good but wife still won't allow it in the house!!!! Date of review: March 13, 2009
In short: Great race - but little things need tweaking! In full: COULD DO BETTER
I think the toilet issue has been reported a couple of times before!! Not so bad for me, because as a bloke I can improvise where I 'go', but unfortuntaely no so for my wife, who nearly missed the start of the race due to having to queue!! At 7k one an impatient driver decided to nearly run some of the runners in front of me off the road, but you can't blame the organisers for that!! Support could have been better - why do crowds cheer 'elite' runners, but ignore the slower ones who need encouragement?
GOT IT RIGHT Genuine fast, flat course (PB for me!) Nice momento at the end. Other runners were friendly. Optional t-shirt was a nice touch (but wish I knew about this in advance, as I had to borrow cash to buy one). Parking was ample - although the length of time to get out of the car park was a pain.