In short: Congrats to the organisers! In full: My first 50(43ish) miler and a race I will always remember! Because of the floods, huge areas of the Thames tow path were underwater so a huge well done to the organisers for re-routing the course at the last minute to get the race on!
The marshals were supportive and the stations seemed well stocked...great cake btw! Yes, we had to go through waste deep water and slop through thick mud but it added to the experience for me.
I will be back to (hopefully) do the actual tow path next year :)
In short: My first half marathon, and thoroughly enjoyed! In full: Excellent parking and organisation. Really chilled out atmosphere helped by perfect running weather! Nice hat in goodie bag. Will be back next year. Date of review: February 8, 2009