In short: Under rated London run. In full: I ran the 15K run not so much of a race but am sure we always want to get PB's. 3 laps round a park with others is a fun way to spend a Sunday morning and it was a small field so not the usual problems of trying to pass people. I think they are organising a Hyde Park one which may be worth trying. Date of review: July 31, 2012
In short: Good, fast 5k in Clapham, a bit pricey at £15 but it is for a good cause and you get a tshirt, medal, water, cereal bar In full: This was a last minute decision (cut-off is 3 days before the race) and both me and my friend (she applied 2 days before the race) managed to get it without issues. The route is different to what I had previously run in Clapham runs and I felt some of the paths were rather narrow. Moreover, the route was 5k in total which you had to done once if running the 5k, twice if running the 10k or 3 times if running the 15k. I only did the 5, but I imagine it must get pretty boring after the 2nd lap. I PB'ed so I guess it was a fast lap, and a pretty flat one at that.
Good atmosphere from the Stroke team, and a lively warmup before the race. The marshals were plenty, situated at the right spots and smiley! The kilometres marks were good and clearly visible (even though I someone missed the 4k/9k/14k mark?).
The tshirt was pretty nice, in fact most wore it on the spot and raced in it, and the medal was quite ok - a bit basic. They offered water/granola/cereal bars at the end.
Also there was a free bag check-in service. Date of review: March 19, 2012