In short: Friendly, challenging great scenary and real deer!!! In full: First time out with Capital Runners and not disappointed. Great atmosphere superbly organised and very friendly. Will be back in October!! Date of review: September 2, 2014
In short: Worth doing just the once In full: I wouldn't say I enjoyed this run. It was tough because it was undulating - I knew this already, but it's always a shock if you've not run a particular undulating course before.
The route is fairly scenic, although there are large parts of the route where you're just looking at tons of grass and nothing much else. I did see a herd of deer (is it "herd" or just "group"?), which made the run a little more pleasant.
Much of the route is narrow, so if you're looking for a PB then you really must get to the front or wait for everyone to start and then run from the back.
I'm glad it was sunny weather on the day, as I wouldn't want to run on soggy grass or mud. Maybe it's just my preference, but it's hard granite or concrete for me any day. If it had rained, I would've just walked the 10k... no point slipping and injuring yourself!
As for the entrance fee, it was very steep compared to other 10k runs. I did one at Greenwich Park that cost £12 (this one cost £19). The Greenwich run felt more "professional", hard to say why. This Richmond one felt amateur in its set up - although to be fair, I felt that most of the runners were from clubs or cliques.
All in all, I'd say go for it. Experience it once - see the deer, pray for a beautiful day so you don't get soggy and muddy, and forget trying for a PB. £19 is reasonable if you do it once in your life... it's only expensive if you compare with other 10k runs. Date of review: September 2, 2014
In short: very expensive In full: Of all the races I have run, this was the worst value for money: minimum effort, one glass of water and a penguin (this is what they mean by "finish line goodies") and minimum marshaling. The scenery wasn't that great either..! Date of review: February 23, 2014
In short: Pleasent Sunday morning run with enough challenge to wake you up In full: A pleasant run through Richmond Park along easy paths, a simple two lap route. Enough hills to make you work for a PB, but not so many that it isn't achievable. Very organised at the start with no fuss, easy access toilets and parking and nice medal and goodies at the end. Have completed the race twice now and would come back again Date of review: January 14, 2014
In short: Great setting for my first 10K on a frosty morning! In full: This was my first time running in a 10K in fact any organised running event. It was well organised by friendly people on what was a cold and icy January morning. Great cross section of runners and was also not overwhelmingly busy so a great place to start for the beginner. Course was a little muddy/icy in places but considering the rain that had fallen in the previous weeks wasn't as bad as I'd expected. This has to be one of my all-time favourites races....as it's my only one so far. I have the bug and have already signed up to my next 10K. Date of review: January 13, 2014
In short: Great run, well organized In full: Good Sunday fun, well organized, friendly marshals. This was my second race and i was hoping for a better time but track conditions didn't help so will have to try again. Date of review: January 13, 2014