In short: Very scenic and very hilly! In full: Despite the 9am start on a Saturday morning this is well worth doing. Plenty of hills, but once conquered you get great views of the surrounding countryside. But it is tough and added a good 10-15 mins to my average half finish time. One single lap which is good, but at times you might struggle to find the correct route in the trees. But that just added to the fun. And the car park's a good mile+ from the start so you've definitely earned a lazy Saturday afternoon once you've finished. Overall a great course and so much better than some of the pre-VLM halfs I've done, so will return next year. Date of review: August 3, 2016
In short: Good course and well organised In full: As a first time event this was well organised and marshalls were good. Course is a single lap on scenic & quiet country roads with no serious hills. Hope it continues as would defnintely do again. Date of review: May 27, 2016
In short: Nice course, well marshalled In full: Nice to see the TGT 10k back with a new course & without Botney Hill. A few teething problems with numbers delayed the start, but it was well marshalled once out on the course, which was generally all country lanes, and would happily run it again next year. Date of review: July 6, 2014
In short: Good race , nice course In full: Really liked this course, its mostly along the sea walls on the river crouch, with 2 * 5 mile laps. fairly small field being a first time race and clashing with other events but glad I chose this one and would do it again. Date of review: November 17, 2013
In short: new location and new challenges In full: Its moved from Bures and overall I preferred the new location. There's longer flat bits, but the obstacles are more varied and not just going round the pits. Water hazards were very cold, and the big mud pit was impossible second time around. Despite a long drive I'd run (and crawl, climb, swim) it all again. Date of review: April 10, 2013
In short: Ok start for a new race In full: Course is ok, 2 flat laps through a park in central Chelmsford. It was a bit lacking in atmosphere, partly due to low turn out and definitely not helped by the v cold weather. Like many I didn't realise that the finish was slightly further on from the start, so the last few hundred metres came as a bit of a surprise. Date of review: April 10, 2013
In short: First tri but enjoyed it In full: My first triathlon and I enjoyed it. I will return next year, possibly for the longer distance, but two laps of the swim seems daunting already!
Swim seemed ok - some confusion over the course, but I guess most people just follow the person in front. Cycle was fine and well marshalled, though i'd agree the final section into the park could have done with a few more marshals. Run was both good with the seafront section, but that added extra obstacles with visitors and spectators straying on to the course. I thought the crossovers went ok, and didnt have any problems.
To be fair to the organisers this was only their second Maldon tri and they've recognised problems with the run and spectators. I didnt have any problems with transition, but may have been helped by a few around me not turning up and others not being aroud when I was passing through. Date of review: July 24, 2012
In short: nice race and course In full: I would echo previous comments about this race - its a nice 2x5 mile course. Its deserves a better turn out, but is competing against a lot of events in the area. Date of review: May 8, 2012
In short: nice challenging run In full: I enjoyed this run, and other than a few teething problems it had good organisation. Course is quite challenging - both the terrain and the navigation round the woods. But the atmosphere was good and I'd make the effort to return next year. Date of review: September 18, 2011
In short: A different 10k, but well worth it In full: Really enjoyed the motor cross section, though the hills were pretty tough in both directions. Atmosphere was good, and organisation worked , though there were problems with the final lap of the motor cross bit, and to me it seemed a bit short for the second half, especially after the 7k marker in the field. Car parking was bit disorganised as although they had marshalls showing the way in, once there it was a free for all and i was blocked in by late comers. Date of review: May 17, 2011