In short: I had a cracking hangover running this but even the marshalls managed to make me smile! In full: The marshalls must have been the jolliest lot I have ever come across and it was freezing! Nice and flat and scenic (with woods and trees and cycle paths) very pleasant if you haven't got a cracking hangover. Date of review: January 24, 2006
In short: My favourite race In full: This is my all time favourite race. Lovely scenery, nice cup of tea in the club beforehand and a chance to read the Sunday papers. It's a really friendly and relaxed race and I got a PB!
...and don't you just love that final 1 mile to the finish; downhill all the way.
Thanks to the marshalls [and the police] and the band, for making this a truly memorable race.
In short: Fantastic In full: This race took you from the playing fields of Harrow School up the hill to Harrow School itself. It was a glorious day and a fabulous race. Well organised, friendly marshalls and a friendly atmosphere. Well done.
In short: Where were the marshalls? In full: Someone forgot to put a marshall near the monument and a large group of us were directed by one of the first aiders in the wrong direction so we ended up running down a main road (not very safe)
..and if you are going to use children as marshalls, could you instruct them to direct and not to just to stand there?
This was a poorly organised and unsafe race Date of review: June 5, 2005
In short: This was bliss! A wonderful race In full: Pretty village, tea and home make cake before the race in the coffee shop and a prayer from the vicar. I decided that this wasn't going to be a PB so I enjoyed the wonderful tracks and forest paths instead. Huge hill at 8km; I have no idea how the 1/2 marathon runners coped with this at 12 miles! Finished in a field which was very odd! Excellent marshalling and water stations. This was a gem of race to find and I'll be back next year. Date of review: May 15, 2005