In short: Nice run In full: Enjoyable run. Two and a bit laps of the attractive Danson Park. Mildly undulating with a mixed terrain of grass, tarmac and pavement. Due to the recent wet weather, there was a long stretch of boggy grass which meant that a fast speed was difficult. I was hoping to get under 1 hours, but lost out by 45 seconds - I blame the boggy conditions!
Very chilly waiting for the start, and I regretted not paying the £1.50 for the car park, as I would have been able to wait in the warmth and comfort of my car, and also I could have gone to the pub right by the finish. By the time I had walked back to my car to get changed, I didn't fancy walking back to the pub. So, yes, it is possible to park for free in the street, but you'll have a ten minute walk there and a 10 minute walk back.
This is a low key local race in a pleasant setting. There is little in the way of extras, but it's one of those plain, straightforward, no frills events that are the backbone of the running scene. The organisers are friendly and relaxed, and there were no problems with the organisation. Entries on the day are allowed right up to about ten minutes before the start. At the finish there is a pleasant medal and a small bottle of water. I am told that you can use the showers. This is a decent, enjoyable run, and I wouldn't mind doing it again as it's reasonably local to me. Date of review: May 24, 2012
In short: Seemlessly organised race, staged in a beautiful park. In full: I ran this race in 2009, and came back as it was great local 10k. Bexley AC have this race nailed, the event is relaxed and inviting to all abilities, Bexley AC cannot take all the credit as Danson is a special setting. Date of review: May 23, 2011
In short: 2nd year running I have done this, most enjoyable though a bit of a challange. Temperature was bit freindlier than last year. No problem parking got bus from Sydenham! Date of review: May 23, 2011
In short: Excellent run in pleasant parkland with mixed terrain In full: Probably a bit biased as this is my local race, and I train in Danson Park, which is a lovely environment. Very well organised and friendly, well marshalled and lots of support around course. Different terrains, grass, tarmac, gravel path and woodland- hills are not too steep but a decent length. Have seen the forum comments on car parking- maybe a bit of local knowledge involved, but we parked on the road at 1030 which meant an easy 10 minute stroll up to the race HQ. Really enjoyed this one and will be back next year. Date of review: May 23, 2011
In short: Lovely atmoshphere and a race for all abilities In full: The marshalls were all so friendly and supportive to everybody not just their own club members. This makes you definitely want to go back Date of review: May 22, 2011