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
In short: A lovely day out... In full: Well, weekend actually as we stayed down for the whole weekend this year.
I would always recommend this race and today with the great organisation, lovely weather, lots of sponges and waterstations and great support is exactly the reason why.
Thank you very much :-)
The only downside, not in the organisers control, was the two or three idiots who decided they didn't want to wait in the traffic and did three point turns (nearly squishing runners) to then travel along in the same direction, scattering more people - run em through with a rusty bayonet I say. Date of review: September 17, 2006
In short: Gosh, wasn't it hot In full: First time I'd run this race. Very warm, lovely course, cheery marshalls particulary Dr rob at 3.5. Enough water stations for the weather a very pleasant experience overall.
If only I'd done more training..... Date of review: June 4, 2006
In short: At least the rain kept us cool In full: problem was, it was coming at us horizontally which made visibility very difficult. Despite the weather the organisation was excellent, marshalls cheery, loads of support, nice course. Everything you could want really. I spoke to a couple of people who claimed this was their first race. Surely an experience to make them book another one very soon. Date of review: May 21, 2006