In short: Not too bad, suffering from its popularity maybe? In full: First time that I've done this race, and after reading all the complaints, not too sure what to expect.
Yep, had my fair share of organisation hassles, packs not turning up, so therefore an early morning bun fight at the help desk, where hassled guys where trying to sort out everything, including handing out safety pins…
Who was the guy with the microphone at the start!?! And where else do you get to hear nearly all of the verses of the national anthem!! (I assume that it was due to the presence of the Scots band that v6 wasn’t played)
Race itself was hard, made the old mistake of dodging people at the start and suffered for it later on.
Fantastic atmosphere, especially down in Westminster, where announcer was making the crowd work.
Not one for the total serous runner, but if like me anything under the hour is a result then not too bad.
In short: Very good race In full: Used it as a part of my training for the marathon – as a lot of other people did! Scenery not that great, but enough to take your mind of the grind and a very good finish into the Madejski football stadium! Very good local support all around the course. Date of review: June 1, 2006