In short: A great race In full: Third time I've run this and really enjoyed it. Very friendly marshals and no tight spots. Hills were not so much fun. Maybe they could be ironed a bit for next year! Date of review: February 3, 2013
In short: What a shambles In full: Nothing particularly wrong with the race itself except that the first 6k was along a road in an industrial estate. But it was a really half-arsed organisation. First of all we were made to buy bus tickets for £3 to get back to the start but when we got to the bus stop, we were told that the two minibuses yes two, had just gone back and that it would be at least half an hour. Then a bus came along but we were not able to get on it because the driver had done two many hours. None of the staff knew what was going on including the Marshall on the gate who couldn't even tell us where the station was. In the end we got a £12 quid taxi back Date of review: October 28, 2012
In short: 5th year for me - great race In full: As I live less than a mile from the start, its my local race. I know the course well and know how to plan for the hill. Yes it is crowded in parts but I never had to stop or even really slow down. Only minus was that the on-line results have my name wrong Date of review: October 10, 2010
In short: First time and loved it (well the first half) In full: I couldn't believe how quickly the first 10 miles went. The crowds were great even in the most obscure parts of South London. Organisation was superb and did I say the crowd was great.
I agree with some of the comments about people walking in the middle of the road but since most people were doing it for charity, why get so uptight?
I got my sub 4 time and next time I will jog round and enjoy it more. I can't remember much of the second half as too hot and tired Date of review: April 27, 2009
In short: Great run but tough hills In full: Really great race but the hills were a bit long in places. Lat 3 miles however is all downhill/flat. Great organisation anf friendly marshalls. Tea and cake was lovely. Date of review: March 30, 2009
In short: Too many trees In full: Just found the whole thing a bit boring. Did my second ever fastest time but it all seemed a bit of a slog. Thought the organisation was good but the mile markers arounf 8 or 9 miles were ouy Date of review: August 17, 2008
In short: Good time but a bit boring In full: I bettered my time by 18 mins on last year but it is a bit boring with no nice scenery. Organisation was very good and the helpers very friendly Date of review: July 20, 2008
In short: Much better than last year In full: Much better course with no real bottlenecks. The hill at the end was a bit of a killer but an enjoyable race overall. Not sure how accurate the Kilometre posts were (especially 3k). Date of review: October 14, 2007
In short: Great but the last hill got me In full: I ran this about 5 years ago and much preferred this years course. Lots of water stations and no really stepp hills until 11 miles. I guess I should have trained better !!
Will be back in 2008 Date of review: June 17, 2007