In short: This race has serious PB potential (smashed 11 minutes off mine today!). Cool course being partly on the test track, well organised and not too busy. Loved it! Date of review: February 26, 2012
In short: Very enjoyable run - thank you very much to the organisers. In full: Ford site genuinely pleasant in the morning sun. Birds singing, grassy banks, wide, empty track, no traffic. It's hard to find this combination round these parts. Date of review: February 26, 2012
In short: Like everyone else very well organised, very friendly, unique enviroment In full: I know that Kerry has spent the last 6 months working incredibly hard to get this event under way. It would be great to see even more support next year. I was one of the slower competitors but all the onlookers and marshalls were very supportive and as I understand the medals are going to be replaced :) big thanks to all the organisers for their hard work Date of review: March 2, 2011
In short: Not bad for a first effort In full: Have to agree that the setting wasn't the best, but some of the views were quite picturesque. The helpers were all very helpful and enthusiastic, and the steel band was a nice touch. On the down side I wasn't very keen on "2 mile" markers, and the medal which had "10k" instead of 10 mile!! But overall a pleasant race, and I will be back Date of review: March 1, 2011
In short: Flat, potential PB if a little dull. Good event by organisers In full: In its first year, the organisers and marshalling should be congratulated. Drummers and steel band appreciated. Yes the venue is a car test track however most of it was flat and the weather was kind this year.
Definitely, a nice addition to the Essex calendar as I do not want to do a half marathon in Feburary.
Hope the hospice raised alot of money and look forwrd to 2012 evernt.
In short: 1st year for this race. Enthusiastic organisers and well marshalled making up for dull scenery! In full: Positives - nice local race and for a very worthy cause. Very well marshalled and enthusiastic organisers. Negatives - could have done with mile markers every mile rather than every two, a finishing clock would have been nice, and nothing can be done about the course which was based on a car testing track and accompanying industrial area! Hope that numbers will increase if the race is held again. Date of review: February 27, 2011