In short: So much potential but iron out the flaws In full: Car parking was a nightmare, plenty of marshal's to sort it but lack of communication between them. Race was still going on when I left but nobody co-ordinating people getting out.
Start was horrendous - for a 400 person race don't need to get people outside on a freezing, snowy and wet morning 15 minutes before the start time when race HQ is next to start. First corner was an accident waiting to happen - far too slippy, far too sharp a turn, far too many kerbstones when you got into the car park. It was like the Grand National - fallers everywhere. Surely a start on the road would make much more sense and also elimibate the need for "pens" - never known a race so small start in waves before, in fact never known a race start in waves, thought it was only triathlons that did this. Pens weren't marked either.
Chip timing was dodgy at best, apparently it took me 5 seconds to cross the start line, I was stood on the line.
T-shirt at the end, so much better now if these were technical or a new momento thought up.
That said on a decent March day definitely got PB potential and a decent course. Date of review: March 18, 2013
In short: If the mud doesn't get you the hill will! In full: If you want one race a year when you can just go and have a laugh and want to leave the watch at home - this has to be it. Date of review: November 14, 2010
In short: Great first 7k - but where was the Thames in last 3k In full: 1) Why say on website race is full and no entries on day and yet blatantly take entries on day? Knew someone who wanted to do this race 2) First 7k really nice, last 3k a bit dreary just running through town 3) Only seemed to run alongside the Thames for 500m 4) Good brief at the start advising people where to start - nice to get away and run and even race. Date of review: June 1, 2009