In short: GOOD ATMOSPHERE, LOVELY PEOPLE BUT BIG COCK UP ON MARSHALLING In full: I really liked almost everything about this race; easy parking really close to the start, nice smallish crowd, really friendly marshalls, lovely surroundings and no toilet queues!
Unfortunately they made a huge mistake in not positioning a marshall at a turn coming up to 3 miles in. Resulted in a lot of the really fast finishers cutting out a whole mile of the route and for me having to do an about turn as other runners came running back towards me saying they'd gone the wrong way. I was luckier than some in that I lost no more than a minute but mildly annoyed as would have been a pb without the wrong way detour.
Such a shame as for a small local race I really liked everything else about it but given it was such a monumental mistake to make can't give it any more than an average rating overall. Can't get annoyed about it though as was a charity race after all. Date of review: November 21, 2010
In short: Very well organised, very enjoyable race and yes plenty of toilets In full: This is a nice flat course good for PBs. There's a great atmosphere, the marshalling is good, everyone's very supportive.
The celebrity pacers are nice idea (although banana no 2 who was supposed to pace at around 45 mins got carried away and came in at about 38).Will definitely run next year. Date of review: June 25, 2006