In short: Marvelous!... In full: Absolutely everything was, even the hills :o) Although several hundred miles away from home, we decided to do the race on the way back from a weekend 'Oop North' and we're very glad we did.
A special thank you to all the marshalls who were amazingly clappy and cheery. You're all marvelous :o)
In short: Fabulous In full: Can't fault anything. Had a fabulous time. Everything I expected and more. A special thank you to many of the runners who had finished and cheered me all the way to the line. The superb weather was a nice touch too ;o)
In short: Lovely, lovely, lovely In full: Happy cheery friendly marshalls. Great support. Fab weather this year. A friend who lives local so no queue for the toilet plus a shower and sarnie after (although I was told to keep this quiet, they don't want a thousand people queueing at their door next year :o).
A summer 10k really get any better than this.
This struck me as a GREAT race for a first 10k or race virgin. Fast, flat and well supported course.
Will be back next year Date of review: May 20, 2007
In short: A particularly strong wind whistling across the downs did nothing to... In full: Dampen spirits. Even when accompanied by that horrible fine rain which gets you soaked through and stings eyes.
The welcome from the organisers added to lovely helpful cheery marshalls, the beautiful views you know exist behind the curtain of mist across Epsom Downs, the super (always unusual and very useful) token at the end with water stations a plenty and even Quality Street en route made it a very pleasant start to the racing year.
I'll be back next year. Date of review: January 7, 2007