In short: Amazing crowds and well organised event In full: It's the crowds which make this event so special. It was my first marathon and I loved the first half of this race, less so the second but that was due to injury. I can see why people come back year after year and well done to people who manage to PB this race, as I struggled to get into my stride for the first 10 miles having started in the red start due to congestion. But not a lot that can be done about that, it is a mass run afterall!
Good work on the medal and goody bag btw. Loved the tshirt. Date of review: April 26, 2010
In short: Great race, they just need to sort out the start pens next year! In full: Great race and hooking it up with brakes food festival afterwards meant lots to do after the race and lots of great freebies. Plenty of water and lucozade along the course. Only complaint is the start pens - the one next to me was empty with all colours going in and being able to start reasonably near the front which meant first mile was quite slow. All in all though, this doesn't make too much difference and I was pretty happy with my time and will be back next year. Agree the mile markers were a little random and my Garmin was always 0.15 miles ahead of itself - but perhaps thats just my watch! Date of review: October 11, 2009
In short: A good enough race with room for improvement In full: It's the second time I've done this race and enjoyed it both times. The chip timing is a good new addition to this race, albeit this particularly runner left his at home! I seem to remember stand up toilets for the men at the last one a few years back, these seemed to be absent this time. Water station is well positioned but I did feel guilty taking such a large bottle of water, smaller bottles next time please. Also did it run out? On my last lap around, it looked quite scarce and I was running a fairly decent time. An earlier start also would of suited me a bit better to beat the heat. All that said, I'll be back next year as it's local for me and easy course. Date of review: June 15, 2009
In short: Well organised fun race, but not one for a PB In full: First time doing Run London and thought it was a very well organised race. Setting of the sides in waves managed the numbers well. Good atmosphere and ended up being nice weather. No goody bag, but was pretty impressed with the digital chip and recieving my race result within a couple of hours of crossing the finishing line. A lot of beginner runners, which is great to see but meant that I lost some time at the beginning. Will definitely be back next year. Do they normally have a goodie back? Or is that t shirt it? Date of review: October 8, 2006
In short: Fun & Furry Fundraiser... In full: Registration fee is not cheap - but the race is one of the most important ways that the Gorilla Organization fundraises for the preservation and protection of the mountain gorilla. You get to keep the gorilla suit and it's a very fun race to do - definitely one of the most unique races I've ever done. Everyone did an amazing job of dressing up their full mountain gorilla suits and race very well organised. Great weather this year and will definitely be running again next year. Date of review: September 25, 2006
In short: A great race for all In full: This is my second only race, having done the British 10km two weeks ago. Somewhat surprisingly managed a better time in the British 10km, but this one was far more enjoyable. Nice easy route, sponges and water on each lap and very friendly race which is suitable for runners of all abilities. It's a value for money race and I'd highly recommend it to anyone thinking about participating next year. Date of review: July 18, 2006