In short: Very flat course a bit dull but very well organised In full: It had been very hot in the lead-up to this event but on the day it was cloudy, however, still humid. I suffered quite a lot so rather than a PB on the pancake flat course (2 laps around Dorney Lake, where the Olympic rowing was held), ran my slowest 10k time in 2 years! However, the event is very well organised, great bespoke medal and a well-stocked goody bag of drinks and snacks. Would I do it again? Maybe - if it were in October! Date of review: July 26, 2013
In short: Fab fast race In full: Having taken part in a few 10ks over the years the organisation of this event is outstanding. Great flat course, fab goody bag and pace runners! Thank you. Date of review: July 21, 2013
In short: Excellent fast race In full: Very good fast flat course (ok a couple of small bridges to cross so probably about 3 metres ascent in total!). Bit of a headwind in the last 2km was tough, and the course was 50m too long according to my Garmin (the first 9 km markers were all bang on, but the last km was recorded as 1.05km which was a tough way to finish!).
Not enough toilets beforehand with very long queues right up to race time.
But generally a great event with a great route, very fast potential times, great atmostphere, really enjoyable race. Date of review: July 20, 2013
In short: Pancake flat and fast as lightening In full: A great event from the Datchet Dashers. Hassle free parking, registration and loos. Excellent pacers make this a pb hunters dream - so long as you're realistic. I'll be back for sure. Date of review: July 20, 2013
In short: Great race - puts Bupa to shame In full: Did not run this last year because of the Olympics (resulting in a different course) but great to be back. It is really good the organisers have kept up the excellent facilities, goody bag, and quality medal (always appreciated). It is also really good that they have re-introduced licensing with UKA for road ranking purposes. I don't know whether this was on the basis of feedback, but would like to see this maintained. The course is very fast, but there are a few sharp break turns on the second lap which would slow the faster runners slightly, otherwise super fast. Great job guys. Date of review: July 20, 2013