In short: Well organised friendly race (and this is London!) In full: Good organisation and a pleasant course make for one of the best 10 mile races on the London calendar. Marshals were numerous and very supportive and to top it all off the Cabbage Patch pub put on sufficient staff to ensure you didn't have to wait long for a drink or food, very impressed. Date of review: October 22, 2007
In short: Quickish race with strong field In full: First half of the race is lightening fast. It's pretty flat but somehow feels downhill. Second half includes some off-roady sections and less even surfaces, although it's still possible to run quicly over them. Cash prizes and cabbages for top 10 - also the start line photo was a nice touch. Useful long sleeved t-shirt more than justifies the cost of entry. Date of review: October 20, 2007
In short: Great, fast Run! In full: Atmosphere & people were really great! Beginners would love this race as a first long distance race. Would of liked to of seen a energy drink offered midway through the course, but cant have everything I suppose!
Will hope to race it again next year! Date of review: October 17, 2007
In short: Fast, well marshalled event with big race feel. In full: Really enjoyed this race and the route is fantastic. Marshals were all amazing. Two points that seem to be repeated over and over so maybe the organisers should take note: 1. This is a big race and at £17 not cheap. I did a PB but have no offical confirmation as my 'official' time was 48secs adrift of my running time - upgrade your chip technology. Ditto the point that we waited in the holding pen only to see hundreds of other runners push in when we were called forward to the start.
2. The organisers should not be relying so completly on local businesses to provide toilet facilities. The numbers they are entering require chemical toilets at the start.
Having said that, great event and will do it again. Date of review: October 16, 2007
In short: Can't wait to do it again In full: This race came highly recommended by my club and I can see why. Great organisation, great route, fantastic marshalls (lots of them and very encouraging) - just an all-round great race with a fantastic atmosphere. Date of review: October 15, 2007