In short: Well organised, friendly, good location In full: This is my second Sri run, I did this one last year and intend to return for the rest this year. Nice small run atmosphere (room for pleny more), about 60 runners.
Well organised and friendly, Battersea Park is a great place to run and although I'm not a fan of laps (3.5) its still worth it. An 8 am start leaves one feeling very virtuous, I can now justify an afternoon on the sofa watching the Tour de France.
Perhaps the only downside is that with only 60 runners I did end up running on my own which is my excuse for being 43 seconds slower than last year.
Still, a really good run, my second visit has turned me into a convert (to the race) and a regular. Date of review: July 9, 2005
In short: Organisation at start and end needs to improve if they're to increase the numbers In full: Great crowd and marshals, good route up to mile 11 but it's cruel to take us close enough to taste the finish and then take us round a crapy business park for 2 miles.
Need more buses or better bus access. Shame to run into the stadium and only run on an eigth of the track. Borrow Nike's big yellow, flourecent, lit mile markers (6 foot across) and ditch the pot of paint, I only saw one mile marker on the road and 3 on lamp posts.
Still a good half with a good atmosphere, but I may try a smaller one before returning to a 10,000+ runner run. Date of review: March 10, 2005
In short: The wind and the mud made it a bit of a slog, but can't blame the organisers for that. In full: This was a charity event so I'm happy to cut the organisers some slack, they gave up trying to register people or check in bags but everyone was good natured and grateful for support so no big deal. But with two years experience they should be able to do it better next year. It was more of a cross country with all the mud and ducking through trees, agood dry winters day would have made a big difference. Date of review: February 12, 2005