In short: Nice Sunday morning run with a picnic breakfast afterwards In full: 5k (1 lap) or 10k (2 laps) of Clapham Common. Organisation was good but registration queue was a bit long at one point, and as ever, there didn't seem to be enough toilets. This queue delayed the start a bit. Run was mostly on grass and trail, so slightly harder work than running on tarmac, but better on the legs I guess. Marshals did a good job, but hardly any spectators to cheer the runners on. Date of review: September 29, 2011
In short: Very enjoyable 10K. Nothing too series and good one for begginers (distance problems seem to be resolved). In full: I was worried about the accuracy of the distance for this race having read some reviews from previous years. However, having carefully mapped out this years course on the internet I made it exactly 10.0K (be iteresting to hear what people with GPS watches made it)
It's a very relaxed atmosphere. They take you through a nice little warm up at the start. The course is soft so kind on the body. Chip timing is used so you get a print off of the result at the end (start to finish and clock time). You get a breakfast bag at the end which is a nice touch.
It's slightly more expensive than most races. However, the money goes to the charity so the majority of people will be perfectly happy with this.
In short: Lovely people but it was short In full: Starfish have confirmed on their website the race was actually 9.07kms due to an error on the day. Very disappointing, although I was having such a bad day I'm secretly pleased! The organisers were lovely and it's just a shame the measurements went wrong. I'd do it again, I'm sure next year they'll double check it! Date of review: October 9, 2009
In short: Nice race, shame about the course being measured poorely.. In full: I should have known it my time was too good to be true!!! 8.8k instead of 10, very dissapointing. My first 10k race as well, not impressed! Date of review: October 6, 2009
In short: Don't trust your GPS thingy!! In full: Okay, this may seem a little precious...but it was my first time so I feel I have the right!! Having mapped out the course on Google Earth its definitely up there around 10K!!! But hey thanks to everyone with a (notoriously inaccurate) GPS thingy for filling me with doubt and self-loathing, its no wonder beginners are put off from entering great little events like this when all they read are disparaging comments from picky and elitist contributors like some of those below!! Date of review: October 5, 2009
In short: Course was short :o( In full: Great little run - for a fantastic charity, so I'd do it again for this alone. Very disappointed that the course came up short however. That said, the warm up was brilliant and really got everyone involved - thanks to the whole team! Date of review: October 5, 2009
In short: Erm... not quite a 10k! In full: Well, to say I was bemused to have knocked over 5 minutes off my pb is an understatement! Definitely a couple of k short of a real 10k, but still a nice run in a lovely setting - quite flat, even course well-suited to a good, easy run out. Organisation was very smooth, girls at registration and bag-drop area very friendly and efficient, warm-up girls did a great job in adding to the atmosphere and getting everyone raring to go. Also marshalls round the course were fantastic - smiling and encouraging all the way. Thanks everyone for a nice event. Oh and yeah the breakfast hamper was a great idea! Date of review: October 5, 2009