In short: I am sure this race longer than a 10k In full: Don't normally do 10k's as a half marathon runner but as visiting family in London thought I'd enter the race
Race is very good for beginners but I am not sure if distance correct as 'Runkeeper'on phone told me it was 10.5k and Marshall told me that I was at 9.3 on final lap and was well on course to break 50 or even 49 minutes. No chip timing but ok for the price as at least you get a medal, t-shirt, canvas bag and juice drink at finish. Very friendly atmosphere amongst runners
May do another race in the series Date of review: May 4, 2014
In short: Nice park race, but badly organised In full: It was a great day for a race and the turn-out was very positive. Enough toilets that there weren't huge queues (at least for the men) and the registration was relatively pain free.
The organisation during the race was poor. The route actually run bore no resemblance to the map provided. The only water station was at the bottom of the biggest hill on a corner so where everyone was careering around a corner at speed so absolutely impossible tp pick anything up. The stewards were mixed, some very enthusiastic, others invisible. Also no km markings so as someone doing their first race looking for some pacing indications it wasn't good.
But overall it was a great day, relaxed enough that my nerves weren't too bad and I enjoyed a great first race :-D Date of review: May 4, 2014
In short: Last minute organisation In full: As a regular racer i found this race quite poorly organised and marked out As the winner of the race it would have been nice to get a time Not sure what MCC promotions get out of race profits but i hope £10 entry went to a good cause Date of review: April 22, 2014
In short: Friendly local 10k park run In full: Fun and interesting park run with a hill. Good spectator options as it's a three lap race and there's a nice cafe in the centre of the park. Date of review: June 10, 2013
In short: Event should be maintained but needs Work on the organisation In full: 1/ I love the fact that the race was local and the price reasonable. 2/ To me, the overall organisation was ok but could be improved. Maybe, it would be an idea to give the medals and goody bags as soon as the runners pass the finish line so that we don't have to queue again to get them. I also agree that the bottles of water were just wasted. Cups would be more appropriate. 3/ My major concern is that I did not see my Number in the list online. I have contacted them twice to request my time/position. So far they have found it wiser to just ignore me !! Not cool ! Date of review: May 21, 2012
In short: Organisation was rather chaotic but suited a first-time runner In full: First ever race so have little to compare it to. I had feared that I would feel out-of-place but it seemed to attract runners of a good range of abilities. Organisation was rather chaotic but I do appreciate being able to do a race so close to home. Have to say I feared a little for the safety of the little old woman with the little old dog who shuffled across the start-line seconds before the off. Date of review: May 9, 2012
In short: Pretty poorly organised, but cheap and quite nice to do a multi lap race In full: Apart from the marshal at the 5&8K point and the ones at the finish the others could have been a little more lively.
Plastic cups of water would probably be better next time rather than the majority of the bottles being disposed of after a quick gulp!
In short: A bargain race and great people In full: For £10 I really cannot complain about the organisation of the race. Everyone had a laugh over it and that made it all the more friendly. Nice and local - total bargain! Date of review: May 8, 2012
In short: Shambolic organization for what could be an awesome local event and good value. In full: Ok, sort out the organization. Could have divided up OTD race numbers into 3 piles and had 3 queues as all they were doing was writing a name down then giving you a number and taking a tenner, simple really. That is why race started late and not because of runners world as said on the day. Great course though and great to over take slower runners on multiple laps. I did PB which was great. I would so do this race again. Thanks Date of review: May 6, 2012
In short: Shambolic but local In full: This is the 4th year I've done this race as it's on my doorstep, but probably more shambolic than previous years, as the queue was huge. I doubt anything will change, but as it's local and my usual running route I'll continue to do it. I wish they'd sort their organisation out, have some more cheery marshalls (apart from Mr 5/8km marshall who was very chirpy!)and have water at the end! Date of review: May 6, 2012