In short: Good organisation makes an otherwise ok race In full: Human Race are reknown for excellent organisation and this race is no different. The route is nothing special, although the trot along the Thames Path up to Hampton Court Palace is quite nice.
A nicely placed race to include in marathon training. Better than running on the paths on your own but will never be my favourite race. Date of review: October 10, 2005
In short: A great race let down a little in organisation this year In full: Not up to its usual standards. Same old moans though, not enough toilets for such a large number of runners meant lots of queues and nearly missing the start of the race. The first water station was a mess with loads of people running around but not getting much water to the table. Otherwise, lovely weather and a very pleasant course made for a happy day out Date of review: September 18, 2005
In short: A lovely race In full: Its always really hot on race day for this one. Definitely plan your Barbie for the same day! Its a lovely race with cheery marshalls and strangely a security guard who steps out of his building to cheer everyone on. Its for a worthwhile course and although tough, very enjoyable Date of review: September 4, 2005
In short: A very nice way to spend a Friday evening In full: But why does the race always feel so hard? Its flat, nice to look at, great marshalls, lots of people to run with, friendly. It should be a walk in the park and yet every runner I spoke to always says the same! Nevertheless, cooler temperatures meant a nicer experience this year. Date of review: July 30, 2005
In short: A fabulous race! In full: A trail race in the forest with so many fallen logs it was almost like running the Grand National. It rained like billy-o making the course a tad slippery but lovely to run in after cloggy heat. We all got back covered in mud with smiley faces (a good sign) but very undulating making for a very slow time so not for those who only like road running with PB potential Date of review: July 29, 2005
In short: Nice evening race In full: Yep, the hills were there but most were of a gentlish grade to be able to plod up. The lack of talking at the back of the field emphasised that! Well marshalled, nice route leading to a very pleasant summer evening run Date of review: July 14, 2005
In short: Never again..... until the next time In full: This is a special race but boy was it hard this year! The changes made to the course definitely made for the hardest half... Got lost but that was my own fault, I should have been watching where I was going. The marshalls and other competitors no doubt make this the friendliest halfs in Britain. This is a superb race but make sure you train for it before attempting otherwise you are in for a difficult time Date of review: July 3, 2005