In short: Great beginners 10k In full: This was my first 10k, which I was running for charity. Although a lot of people have complained about the organisation, I enjoyed the scenery and it was a nice atmosphere for a first race. Union jacks and crowds at the finish are very encouraging even when the heat makes you want to collapse! I agree that the water stations and timing system could be improved. Date of review: April 15, 2007
In short: Worst organised race I have ever seen! V expensive, complete shambles In full: nearly 40,000 runners, less than twenty toilets. over £30 to entre and I had to pick up my race pack to save them postage! This was a profit making shambles! Date of review: July 17, 2006
In short: Be realistic runners In full: I have written one of these already, but having read other comments I am amazed so feel I have to respond.
Just to clear some things up. We arrived at 8am, loads of toilets - though why people queued for them when if they walked further down there were unused ones... think guys. It was excellent!
PB's - it is possible no matter what people say cos I got a pb yesterday!! If you want a good time, you know there are walkers near the front so just weave through and make sure you get as far to the front as possible. if you want to be there you can do it -it just takes a little thought and planning - if you arrive at 15 mins before the start of any race you are in trouble so dont complain!!
Yes I agree with the finish comments with ref to water or lack of and hopefully this will be changed next year. I had a huge row with the water guy and eventually got a bottle.
It is a great experience for many so lets try to be unBritish and give the race some encouragement instead of hammering it all the time. The potential is there and it will evolve. Date of review: July 3, 2006
In short: 2006 will be my 4th time to run it. 2003 was my first 10k ever and so it's a sentimental favourite. In full: Beginners and even IMs should stay well back to avoid getting stampeded at the start. Water at 5k mark is welcome but distributed in the underpass below St Pauls, leading to the problems with discarded water bottles mentioned by others here. But the scenery is glorious and the atmosphere is very festive. Date of review: June 1, 2006