In short: A tough race although it's deceptively easy for the first couple of miles. Very hard once the climb kicks in, especially in todays hot weather. In full: It's a challenging course. OK for beginners if they realise and jog round but it could be off-putting.
There were only two drink stations and some of the road junctions could have been a bit hairy. Also few entries this year so long spells of running alone.
I don't expect I'll do it again but that's only because I want to keep doing different events. Date of review: July 2, 2006
In short: Very well organised. Undulating but no killer hills. Short offroad section was unexpected but OK since it was dry. Would have preferred bottles to cups, didn't actually get much to drink. Nice medal but A T-shirt too would have been welcome, even if Date of review: June 26, 2006
In short: Worth another go In full: The problems with the late start and lack of water have been discussed thoroughly in the forum pages. Flat, fast route although a tad dull at the top end of the course where there were very few spectators. However, those elsewhere on the course were conspicuous by their silence. Real PB chance and with next years scheduled for 3 weeks earlier, I'll have another go, perhaps the full 26.2 Date of review: June 25, 2005
In short: Flat course, loads of encouraging marshalls, great quality sweatshirt. In full: Much more enjoyable than another training run for London. Roads a bit narrow although the delayed motorists didn't seem too put out. My only reason for not doing it again is because there are so many other events to try. Date of review: January 24, 2005
In short: Unfortunately it did start 20 minutes late but it's on good roads with bridges being the only major climbs. A bit of a maze at the finish but a unique race at 5.73 miles, a great T-shirt and 3500 runners on a warm Wednesday evening. Date of review: August 24, 2004