In short: Wow - my legs sche! In full: Well, we were warned about the long hill at the start so I was prepared for it - hideously under-prepared for the last bit though! First time doing this and really enjoyed it, but then I enjoy hills anyway! Cake? WHAT CAKE? I MISSED CAKE? Hmm, gutted about that!
Mile markers were completely out - I've never yet done a 7.14 mile! And that last mile was so long and hard. Still , the marshals were good, lots of water on hand at the water station and finish and plenty of encouragement from supporters too.
I WILL DEFINITELY BE BACK NEXT YEAR - AND IN SEARCH OF CAKE!!! :-) Date of review: December 10, 2007
In short: PERFECT - as always! In full: Its not often that I'll be running across a field during a race and be tempted to stop and take a photo on my phone becuase it was so stunning, but the Green Belt Relay made me. And my husband on both his stages. Starting the Sunday run, while still stiff from Saturday was interesting, but i soon loosened up. I organised a team for the first time this year, and with LOTS of pre-planning, it went like clockwork. Thanks to Sean and the team of Timekeepers for making it so easy. Its not for the faint-hearted, but WELL worth the effort. I know the whole Little Feet Team agree. See you next year...... Date of review: May 23, 2007
In short: Can't fault this one! In full: No queue for the ladies? Ample parking? Bacon Roll Van right by the finish? Surely this is some kind of Utopia and how EVERY race should be organised! BIG THUMBS UP to 1)letting me register a couple of days late, 2)LOADS of marshalls who were all very friendly, even though some looked positively freezing, 3) All the hazard tape on overhanging tree branches, and the BIG warning sign at the start about storm debris on the course, 4) having enough Medium T-shirts at the finish, 5) Mars bars! 6) FANTASTIC scenery. THUMBS DOWN? 1)The long slog uphill, followed immediately by a drop around 4-5 miles, 2)the single-file-mile (2-3M), 3)Uphill finish. But then, if you consider that this is on the top of the Downs, then hills are all part of the fun. I'll be back next year, THANKS ODDBALLS, IT WAS GREAT. AGAIN!
In short: WOW! Fantastic support, and good course In full: My heart sank when I saw the route, as I run around this area all the time, but it turned out to be a great course. I'm a Straggler and have always marshalled in the past so it was great to get a cheer from so many of my clubmates and I got a PB too. Portaloos definitely needed, and more medium t-shirts too please but otherwise I've no complaints. I'll be back next year, though probably marshalling again as I feel is my duty! Thanks Stragglers! Date of review: October 16, 2006
In short: not quite the proverbial 'walk in the park'......! In full: I enjoy hills. Yes, I'm crazy, but I enjoy the challenge, and Windsor didn't disappoint. Most were steady enough to put head down and roll slowly up, but this is definitely a race to train for. It seems that a LOT of people underestimated the effort - lots of walkers, even at 4 miles. The scenery was stunning, BIG THANK YOU to the cadets out marshalling and doing the water, and the crowd support. Next year though, can someone pop out with a broom in the morning and get the gravel off the steep downhill, just after the Lucozade station please! Thank you! See you all next year!?!? Date of review: September 25, 2006
In short: The scenery more than makes up for that long slog up to 5km! In full: Must admit that my ankles and calves were screaming on Monday from the grassy downhill - but beautiful and had fun at the Arundel Festival afterwards. Fantastic BBQ Sausages afterwards! Date of review: August 29, 2006
In short: I'll do it next year - if it's cooler! In full: The course has changed since I did it a few years ago, and is much improved because of it (no looking over your shoulder for getting lapped!). Its still a sun-trap in that part of the park, but the atmosphere and marshalling were great. BRING WATER as there's none on the route, and you need it! Date of review: July 29, 2006
In short: Could have done without the kids strolling for the first 1.5km.... In full: There was a lot of milling around at the start, with spectators inadvertenly still mixed in with runners when we started (late). The 5km and 10km were mixed and, having been advised to 'power-walk' the first 1km due to a stonking big hill meant that the kids who started right at the front were ambling up like it was the walk to school..... second lap much clearer though. Good organisation but for a tenner and Friends Provident sponsorship a medal/t-shirt/mug would have been nice. And smaller numbers, not printed on A4 1000gsm card!!!!! Date of review: May 8, 2006
In short: Yet again, THE BEST RACE ON EARTH!!!! In full: Good weather this year - the drizzle helped wash the Lucozade off the roads so the course wasn't like fly-paper! Docklands seems hilly-er this way around but when there's that much suppoort out, who cares?!?!
In short: Used to hate this race, LOVE IT NOW!!! Beat my PB by 8 mins!!!! Lots of friendly marshalls too. In full: Ran it years ago when I wasn't fit and hated it - the towpath was almost a river in itself with all the puddles, but yesterday it was dry, sunny, and fast! Beat my PB by 8 mins, and the marshalls were great - lots of them and stopped all the traffic for us mere mortals. Thanks guys & girls Date of review: April 10, 2006