In short: Good and bad organisation. But post race shivering & minimal scenery left a bad taste. In full: Pros:
1. Great support throughout the race. 2. Superbly run drinks stations. 3. Thumbs up for going ahead considering the weather.
1. Finish line confusion. Did a sprint finish and then realised the finish line was another 100m away. 2. Poor post-race assistance for the cold. Foil wrap or hot showers a must. 3. Poor goodie bag - I've had a better goodie bag from a 5 k race.
I was lucky to be parked near the race start in Asda's car park & my g/f nearby with a change of clothes. My heart goes out to the runners who had to wait for their bags & travel miles to their car from the finish in the wet, freezing cold weather. Date of review: May 1, 2012
In short: Promised staggered starts never materialised. Resulted in lots of congestion for the first couple of km. Plus dangeous as one side of the path had no boundary to a serious drop into the river. But course was flat and encouraged a sprint finish. Date of review: November 11, 2009
In short: My first race and I loved it. But I couldn't hear anything that was being said over the loudspeaker at the start and just followed the herd when it started to migrate away from the start line. Still great marshalls. Defo do it next year. Date of review: February 15, 2005