In short: Very Poor Organisation In full: I am just saying what alot of other people have been saying but I want to say it anyway. They start the race on the smallest street around. Why can't they start it one along as it is a road that doesn't really go anywhere because it leads to the park square one way system. That would avoid the problems of milling around wellington street. Or even in the entrance to the crowne plaza complex, that is very big and could easily cater for the number of people.
Water would be nice but that doesn't bother me although I didn't see a single distance marker.
The finish line could be made much wider, the headrow is a large road and the pavement there is massive. I ran into someone at the finish because it had become so congested.
Finally the queuing for tshirts was ridiculous, there was no attempt to stop non runners getting in there so it just became really congested, why not have a couple of lines of fencing so people can be shepherded through chip drop off and tshirt collection and then if they want to loiter they can do it outside the museum.
I spent most of the race trying to get past people but I do think it's impressive to close the kirkstall road.
All in I would do it again but I think a bit of common sense needs to be applied and they should give consideration to the ideas that people on places such as this forum contribute.