In short: Nice flat 10 mile route In full: Very pleasant race. The way to the Green at Hythe could have been better signposted, particularly with the road closures, but apart from that it was fun. Shame there was no fruit at the finish though.
Nice to get a PB. Tempted to try the Folkestone Half Marathon next.... Date of review: April 3, 2010
In short: wet rat at the back but happy and still smiling In full: Didn't want to get out of the car for this one but very pleased i did.
Managed to get race ready (completely soaked ) so wasn't too upset that the people who were going to give us all a pre-race warm up didn't turn up and as the roads around the common started turning into streams I couldn't really work out why a lot of runners were cramming into the tents after all we were going to get wet.
A shame that the tents only blew over at the end of the race!
Very well organised and despite the hill a run that encourages you to a pb - which i might get once the results go online.
Thanks to all the marshals - especially the guy just before the last 2 k (causeway) who gave everyone so much encouragement and asked if i wanted an ambulance when i was 'recovering' against a tree after finishing.
cannot wait for next year, bright blue skies sun shining down on us as we softly tread the footpaths of Wimbledon on a Sunday morning. Date of review: February 28, 2010
In short: great park so why did we run around the football pitches In full: Confusion and poor organisation let this event down with marshals not knowing where the race started, only two offering any encouragement to the runners, one sending everybody the wrong way on the first lap and the 8k marker was almost at the finish. My Garmin showed 5.45 miles. As i slowed down to a fast jog rather than pushing for a time after the first lap of 3 but still finished in an unbelievable '10k' time of 47 minutes when i struggle to do 5k in 25 minutes i would guess that the course was at least half a mile short.
Can only agree with posts on the forum asking for something to be done about those responsible for this event and will certainly not enter any of the other races in the series advertised by the same organisers. Date of review: February 21, 2010
In short: boring course but ok for a first crack at the distance In full: marshals were great and a few bystanders gave a welcome cheer but a pity that the water station was only available on the first lap, just after the 3 mile mark and was taken away for subsequent laps.
In short: mud glorious mud In full: Fantastic event from the start to finish the organisation was great, scenery brilliant, marshalls encouraging and the cheerleaders at the top of the 'last' hill invigorating.
First proper 10k and slightly apprehensive about the hard hilly course but soon relaxed and enjoyed the warm atmosphere, even the mud added to the experience. Thankfully it has all now gone down the plug hole!
Cannot recommend this event enough.
Well done to everyone who made it up and down the muddy Surrey hills. Date of review: February 7, 2010