In short: Beautiful surroundings but lack of organisation In full: Lovely to run through Greenwich park which was really beautiful. Friendly organisers but the course was very unclear, marshalls didn't know which way you were meant to go, got directed the other way from where signs were pointing and down the "1st lap" route when on the second lap etc. At about 7k you loop back towards the finish line but it is completely unclear where you are meant to go next and you get tangled up with other people finishing. The first lap crosses over a roundabout with cars still driving across it, so you had to wait by the side until clear - doesn't seem ideal. A shame as it is beautiful surroundings and for a good cause - hope they sort the course out for next year. Date of review: August 22, 2011
In short: Great First 10k In full: Really enjoyed this my first opportunity to test myself at a 10k, raising money in doing so as well. The volunteer marshalls all deserve a big pat on the back for their encouragement, smiles and claps. Only negative was the price of the car park at the O2. Date of review: July 14, 2011
In short: Great cause ... not so great course In full: Raising money for this charity makes this a worthwhile race. The course consisted of seven laps looping around a section of the o2 arena and therefore was not very engaging. It was narrow in some places and combined with the numbers of walkers it made PBs very difficult. But the race was not really about that - it was about raising money. Well done to all the volunteers who gave up their time! Date of review: July 14, 2011
In short: Another fantastic event from the British Heart Foundation In full: A new fixture in the BHF "London Jogs" series. Great vibe, wonderful organisation, well done BHF! Date of review: March 13, 2011
In short: Lovely evening run In full: Great evening run for a good cause. Pity about the bag storage. Dumping a bag around the bandstand doesn't really qualify as supervised bag storage. Apart from that, really good. Date of review: April 19, 2010
In short: Great event for those of us who are slower than average! In full: A lovely sunny evening for a 2 lap flat run round Hyde Park. I loved the fact that the race was on a Wednesday evening rather than weekend. The start was busy as everyone collected T-shirts so we were slightly late. There was no sign of the staggered start meaning that 5k, 10k, runners and walkers all left together which did cause a little congestion over the fist km. Also, they could have done with more toilet facilities at the start - the queue for the ladies was unbelievably long!
I'd recommend this event to anyone like me who is usually at the back of the pack as all abilities took part and made a change not to be bringing up the rear!
Friendly event and I got a PB - I'd definitely do it again!