In short: Dismal organisation, could be so good. In full: No timing chip or baggage label arrived at all, despite chasing. 40 mins to get to start then a physical battle through the walkers, strollers etc - apologies to all who I elbowed on the way through! (Could be so easily fixed with timing pens.) Loos at narrowest part of course meant everyone had to walk, too few people handing out water (and poor sign[posting of water stations), shambolic luggage area, too few medals - basically the organisers couldn't have fot it more wrong from start to finish. Oh, and the highest entry fee I've come across for a 10k.
It could be so good - just look at the phenomenal London Marathon organisation and every other event! Date of review: July 9, 2012
In short: Good but shame about mile markers In full: Good organisation, start/finish area and facilities. Mile markers a problem - slowed up after a supposedly sub-6 min second mile, more like 3/4 mile I think. Date of review: June 12, 2007
In short: Varied and enjoyable In full: Good venue for start and finish in Priory Park, plenty of other things going on. Well marshalled. Course has serious ups and downs but PB somehow! Date of review: May 8, 2007
In short: Very friendly race In full: Very friendly since most people preapring for marathon - most chatting I have come across in a race! Scenic, flat course, just slight bump near end. Marshalls very supportive good water/squash stations. End a bit tight and rushed. Run-off space required. Date of review: March 26, 2007
In short: What happened to timing? In full: First half-marathon, think I enjoyed it, organisation worked (but I could walk to start). I assume the chip timing didn't work at the start/finish line (wherever the latter was) since official times were over 1 minute too great - a bit discouraging. Marshalls were supportive when needed. Date of review: February 5, 2007
In short: My perfect race! In full: Great setting, great facilities, varied and interesting course. Congratulations and many thanks to Graeme and his team for making it so smooth, especially considering the weather leading up to the race on Sunday; I though there was a good chance of it being cancelled because of fallen trees nad such-like. Date of review: January 24, 2007