In short: Hot and hilly In full: A challenging hilly course on minor roads, which apart from the start and finish was fairly traffic free. Only the congested narrow start was frustrating with a least one faller - I know because she fell into me. Other than that it was well organised and friendly with a neat memento for finishing. Date of review: June 15, 2007
In short: Superb event & well organised. Thankyou Striders. In full: Start is tight. With the difficulty in obtaining permission for road races, let alone road closures perhaps this will be something more races have to do. UKA RRLG note we need help out here!! Date of review: June 6, 2007
In short: A good way to spend a Sunday Morning In full: My first race since FLM, have done the course before so know it is a very nice one, a few hills, nothing too bad, makes for a more interesting course, very well marshaled indeed, there were loads out and all were encouraging and handling the traffic well on those narrow country roads.
My only niggle is the start and finish area, to be fair there isn’t a lot that the organisers can do about it, it is just that the path is very narrow, and it wasn’t a good start when you have to walk the first few yards before being able to run, and a lady did fall over – hope your ok, the scenic routes once your passed that part is worth it, maybe next time they could get the adjacent road closed for ten minutes and then we would have enough space to start running from the outset.
In short: Great for a first-timer In full: My first race of any distance. Enjoyable course and everything was well-marked and marshalled. The start was very tight - especially if (like me) you have never run in a large group before. Very relaxed atmosphere and good range of ages and abilities. Date of review: May 22, 2007
In short: Why promote a run saying a medal & a goody bag when all that was given was a key ring!!!!! In full: Good weather and lots of marshalls made this a pleasant jog around the outskirts of St Albans but toilets being 15 mins away and not signposted meant that everyone needed a friendly tree to hide behind!!! Last year's medal was cheap and cheerful but this year's key ring was a real disappointment!!! Come on St Albans Striders!!!!! Date of review: May 21, 2007
In short: Superb In full: An excellent route, meandering through Hertfordshire Countryside. A couple of hills but they didn't last long. Would definitely run it again. Only complaint was that the starting point was too narrow. Date of review: May 21, 2007
In short: Well marshalled, but (like the course) with its ups and downs In full: A very well marshalled and organised race, but the start let it down - trying to fit everyone onto a very narrow strip of pavement seemed to be a recipe for disaster. I recall that the start was different last year, and much more effective.
However, once into the very attractive countryside, such worries were left behind - and replaced with new ones. Was any part of the course flat?
Thank you to all the marshalls and spectators who provided much-needed support to a very hot runner. Date of review: May 21, 2007
In short: Friendly atmosphere and helpful marshalls. The course was fairly easy and goes through some nice countryside. All in all a relaxed race for runners of all abilities. Date of review: May 20, 2007