In short: Way too ambitious In full: I like a professionally run event, but this took 'corporate' to cringeworthy levels. Enjoyed Pendulum, but Moby was dissappointing and the chav-tastic MC was a waste of space. The international theme was an ambitious idea but, coupled with some of the videos shown ahead of the race, came off rather patronising. Getting soaked due to delays at the start was not fun. As for the course, I can barely think of a less inspiring part of London to run around. Nike technical tops (and vouchers for free Starbucks smoothies at registration) were the positives, somewhat tempered by the lack of a medal. Nike could easily do better, and weren't helped by the weather, but I have serious doubts that I'll give this another chance. Date of review: October 24, 2008
In short: The course was terrible, running through Wembley Industrial Estate could not have been less inspiring. The lack of information over start times (and what turned out to be over half an hour delay) didn't inspire confidence. Expected better. Date of review: October 24, 2008
In short: Too commercial In full: The only good thing I can say about teh race was the t-shirts (both of them), came in alll sizes!! Apart from that too much hangining around and not enough info. The course was terrible, thank goodness it was dark! Date of review: September 17, 2008
In short: Disappointing - dangerous start, far too much time waiting around - dark! In full: My fellow runners have said it all. I travelled from Swindon and despite being in wave 1 only just made my train home. I could write more but it would just appear as a winge list! Overall very disappointed. Date of review: September 12, 2008
In short: It was an 'event', 2 free shirts were good, seeing Wembley - but the music was pointless, Pendulum were crap and there was too much waiting. Course also very unattractive. Transport awkward... Date of review: September 12, 2008
In short: Great race spoiled by long wait to get started In full: What a shame. Nike do is so well on the marketing and organisational front, but it was let down by the long wait in the stadium. Everyone looked utterly bored by Pendulum - they'd turned up to race not "make some noise" to drum and base music.