In short: Well marshalled fast, flat blast through SW London. In full: Perfect windless day for a PB. Well marshalled as always and decent support along the way. The stretch along the towpath was the only poor running surface but it's a great route. Got stuck in the bottle neck at the start so couldn't get anyway quickly but there was plenty of space to make up ground once underway. Will definitely race this one again. Date of review: December 23, 2011
In short: My first Cabbage Patch - will definitely be back In full: Excellent and plentyfull marshalls.
Great to have so many pubs etc open before the start (and of course at end) so no problem with loos or keeping warm - and a bonus to be able to watch first half of rugby World Cup semi-final.
Almost flat - but short steep climb up to bridge after 8 miles hurt. Fairly wide first mile or so meant no serious congestion after start. A couple of pinch points, most notably turning onto Kingston Bridge after about 3 miles, but difficult to see what could be done about that.
In response to comments of others, I think the time I was given was about right. Of course it was gun time, not from when I crossed start line, as was clearly stated in the pre-race info. Date of review: October 19, 2011
In full: Great race ,my first one after injury ,so needed something flat . Very good standard of runner but think most people would enjoy this race. As for the timing ,mine was out by about 40 seconds or so from my watch . but i think it was a gun start so if you was near the back your time will be slightly out. Liked the clock at the halfway stage :) Date of review: October 17, 2011
In short: great and enjoyable run In full: My first Cabbage, great organisation I thought, though I wasn't immediately on the list and it took a while to sort out. Not too bad queuing for loos, great marshalling and what magnificent scenery. Only a bit disappointed the famous t-shirt was not available in small size. Date of review: October 16, 2011
In short: Quality field, and pb heaven In full: If you're in the shape for a pb then this is the race to show it! Very high quality field, with 3 runners under 49.04! Great course, even with a bizarre mile on sandy chalk type weird surfaces! A couple of very brief slopes/steps at mile 8 weren't much to deal with, and pretty good weather on top.
All in all great day out. Date of review: October 16, 2011