In short: Well organised and fast, scenic course In full: Really well organised and marshalled race. I thought from the talk beforehand the bridge works were going to cause chaos but it seemed everyone got through ok. Flat course which also removed the run up the steps of the bridge from last year too by going through the park (Old deer park i think?). Only gripe was with the amount of flies on the towpath! Hoepfully i'll be back for this next year again Date of review: April 28, 2014
In short: Loved it In full: Really enjoyed this race. Great friendly atmos and the marshals were superb - could have been a few tricky scenarios (coachload of tourists outside Kew, repairs on the bridge) but all brilliantly dealt with. Date of review: April 28, 2014
In short: A very enjoyable race (but I may be biased as most of it is my usual running route). In full: Well organised (although as others have mentioned - a rather large toilet queue which I gave up on and then realised that was why the start was delayed so could have gone after all). I found the marshals friendly and encouraging, and really enjoyed the run. Date of review: April 17, 2013
In short: Disappointing, expected more. In full: After thinking about this race for years I eventually entered, and was looking forward to it. Unfortunately I was disappointed. Only 5 loos for 500+ people made for long queues and delayed the start by 15 minutes. The run along the Thames was pleasant, but the return along the streets of Kew had the runners dodging coach loads of people going in to Kew Gardens. The marshalls were enthusiastic, but there could have been more along the route, especially close to the rowing club where the boats were being taken across the path to the river. On the positive side the beer glass is a nice keepsake, and the text message with time and position is a great idea. Date of review: April 16, 2013
In short: Sunny river run In full: A very enjoyable race with lovely support, thanks to all the cheery marshals. Only down side was not enough toilets but they know this so lesson learnt. Also a runner fell along the river stretch and no marshal/medical person was close enough to come and help that we were aware of. There needs to be more along that stretch as one at each bridge didn't allow for any assistance for the injured runner. Thankfully it was just a cut knee on this occasion but it could have been worse.
Liked the pint glass for finishing! Date of review: April 15, 2013
In full: Well established 10 mile race along the river from West4 Harriers. Scenic, flat river side route. Unique prize for competing (a commemorative pint glass from the sponsors). Minimal junk in the goodie bag. Friendly marshalls, chip timed, efficient baggage storage. Plenty of good places to celebrate and refuel post race nearby.
Only downside was having to climb up the steps at Twickenham Bridge at mile 5. Date of review: April 15, 2013
In short: Good course, well organised In full: Interesting race the whole way along. Personally I would prefer a medal than a commemorative pint glass but hey that's just me. Generally well organised apart from a delay in the start due to the lengthy queue for the toilet remaining before the start. Date of review: April 14, 2013
In short: Nice race no real problems In full: This was a nice race along the Thames for a large part of the race. The marshal where very good and friendly, I found the stairs surprising but I guess it was all part of the race. Maybe a few more loos, but all in all a good event and I will be back. Date of review: April 17, 2012