In short: Could be one of the best races around, with some changes! In full: Great atmosphere and course but suffers from the issues lots of people have already described. I think it is just logistically not going to work with that many runners.
I started at the front, so didn't experience some of the problems, but did have to run on the far pavement and dodge people a bit on the second lap as we lapped people (again, just too many runners).
No excuse for a delayed start - surely they're aware what needs to be done, especially if they've had problems in previous years. Date of review: March 16, 2009
In short: Pretty good all-round In full: Flat and reasonably scenic. Good atmosphere at the race HQ and more support on the course than I expected. Only problem was at a marshalling point where some people went the wrong way (where the course split for another lap or back to the finish). Date of review: October 19, 2008