In short: Glorious day. Hopeless thought given to water. In full: What a beautiful day it was. Incredibly hot too. What amazed me was that during the race briefing they told the runners (most of which were carrying 0.5l of water) that there would be just two water stations, with the last at 5k before a huge hill. I thought this sounded harsh when waiting to start, although I was carrying 1.5l of water with me in anticipation of a baking day.
However, I noted quite a few very exhausted and infuriated runners at the end. Another said he ran out of water and he took 2l with him.
I ran the Evesham 10k the week before, and they were on the ball - adding more water stations to ensure the runners safety was catered for. They simply didn't both for the Roman 10k. Not impressed at all. Would it have been that hard to add some more water stations? Date of review: July 16, 2013