In short: Check out the 'sights' as you run! In full: This is a really well organised race which takes runners past some of the really famous London landmarks. The first 4 miles are mostly slightly downhill which makes it hard not to go too fast (I was guilty of this!)
Once you get back to Hyde Park there's still quite a lot of the race to run and there are lots of places where you see people running, either ahead or behind you. This meant I had no idea of the direction I was running in for a lot of the time. It also makes you realise how HUGE Hyde Park is.
I really enjoyed it despite the last 4 miles feeling really tough due to going too fast at the start. I managed to take 55 seconds off my PB!
I might do it again but it depends on if I decide getting up at 5.15am in order to catch a suitable train is just too early. Date of review: October 7, 2012