In short: very expensive In full: Of all the races I have run, this was the worst value for money: minimum effort, one glass of water and a penguin (this is what they mean by "finish line goodies") and minimum marshaling. The scenery wasn't that great either..! Date of review: February 23, 2014
In short: Pleasent Sunday morning run with enough challenge to wake you up In full: A pleasant run through Richmond Park along easy paths, a simple two lap route. Enough hills to make you work for a PB, but not so many that it isn't achievable. Very organised at the start with no fuss, easy access toilets and parking and nice medal and goodies at the end. Have completed the race twice now and would come back again Date of review: January 14, 2014
In short: Great setting for my first 10K on a frosty morning! In full: This was my first time running in a 10K in fact any organised running event. It was well organised by friendly people on what was a cold and icy January morning. Great cross section of runners and was also not overwhelmingly busy so a great place to start for the beginner. Course was a little muddy/icy in places but considering the rain that had fallen in the previous weeks wasn't as bad as I'd expected. This has to be one of my all-time favourites races....as it's my only one so far. I have the bug and have already signed up to my next 10K. Date of review: January 13, 2014
In short: Great run, well organized In full: Good Sunday fun, well organized, friendly marshals. This was my second race and i was hoping for a better time but track conditions didn't help so will have to try again. Date of review: January 13, 2014
In short: Fairly tough going but well organised with friendly marshalls, all abilities welcomed In full: Frosty start but soon warmed up as there are a couple of hills/steep climbs during the first 3km! Much easier after this! Very well organised race again. Nice to see a mixture of abilities. I liked having other people in the park running and bike riding. Date of review: January 12, 2014
In short: Friendly, scenic 10K with a couple of gentle-ish climbs to keep you honest In full: Very enjoyable race from start to finish that ticks all the boxes. Easy to park close by on the surrounding roads and no problems finding the start/finish as it's close to the gate.
Everyone involved with organising was cheerful and friendly with free baggage drop off and even a drink of water available before the race had started. A turnout of somewhere between 250-300 was perfect for a good atmosphere without the race feeling too packed or cramped once it got going.
Loved the multi-terrain course around the park, scenic enough that you can still enjoy it on the second lap. Also the route meant you do most of the climbing at the beginning of the lap and can enjoy a fairly fast downhill finish, which is definitely the best way round! The climbs and the fact you have other park goers using the paths at the same time means that this isn't the ideal race for a PB but having said that I did manage to set one so I'd say it's on the quick side.
It's chip timed, as most races are these days, but the organisers also do regular print outs as runners finish so you can see your placing and official chip time a few minutes after you're done which is a nice touch, as are the cakes and biscuits at the end! Excellent race, will almost certainly be back! Date of review: September 9, 2013
In short: Nice big open park / trail run. Lovely In full: Nicely organised. Fairly challenging. Water, snacks and medal in with the price. Would make a great first 10k . Lots and lots of other runners in the park and loads of cyclists but nothing too hazardous. I'd say give it a go. Date of review: September 8, 2013