In short: OOwww!!! Wasn't fit enough and carrying too much post-christmas flab meant a PW by over 15mins for 1/2M and 25mins for this course. But that a reflection on me not the course. Do it!! In full: Let myself down in not preparing enough beforehand. Excellent organisation, and split start prevented the bunching prior to exiting the park. Residents of Cassibury need to be a bit more "chill" about waiting for the runners to pass. Marshalls everywhere. And again a big thank you. A favourite of mine although I'll need to be a bit more respectful of this distance in future. Date of review: February 7, 2005
In short: At last! no head wind to the finish, and a t-shirt that fits and I can be proud of. 11 out of 10 to whoever made sure that only genuine fat-boys got the XXLs. Missed PB by 2 mins - must train for more than 7 weeks prior to race. Date of review: October 11, 2004
In short: First race in two years. Despite thinking I hadn't done enough training really enjoyed the experience and came away on Cloud Nine In full: The only thing I feel let it down was the momento/goody bag: my preference is for a t-shirt/mug but medals are ok (Ricky Road Run you get t-shirt and mug!) but I know it's for charity. As for the bag, a nearly out-of-date energy fruit bar and pack of chocolate buttons, plus a much paper as inserts in a Sunday broadsheet (not even a discout from Up & Running: I pity the poor sod who stuffed the bags. Took the high sheen off the gloss of what was a lovely afternoon. Oh yeah, the water wasn't obvious at the finish either.
However 11/10 to the Lions; marshalls at every conceivable point, even on the straight bits with no junctions. A big thank you.
Sorry for moaning, I know its a charity run; I did raise £110.