In short: excellent organisation In full: great race, well organised and run like clockwork, however its not flat and it is 17 laps of the same track so make sure you got a decent audio book to listen to round and round and round! but the crowd is great, room to put your own aid station if you fancy it. Parking for a pound, no queueing for the loos and a top medal and goody box. complete with ruler to measure the size of your bling. Would thoroughly reccomend this race. certainly a PB course - I was on the tail end of a chest infection so took it slow but a good one to train for if you want a London qualifying time. Date of review: June 1, 2014
In short: Accurate measurement despite the day before route change due to the boat race In full: the course was a bit boring due to the route change, but the marshals were brilliant and I would definately reccomend this race! really well organised. Date of review: April 7, 2014
In short: Flat/Undulating? Not. More like Hilly. But a great challenging run with great marshalls In full: New HQ this year - loads of free parking. Bit of a shame about there only being about 5 portaloos though? but dont we love to queue in the UK? they delayed the race 5 minutes so everyone could finish their final prep! Its not very undulating, more like hilly, but then I knew this as I did the half in 2007. PBs are possible! in 2007 I did it in 2h20. 2012 in 1h53. Pleased with that never had a 27 minute pb on a course before! As ever great marshalls shouting encouragement and pointing runners in the right direction. With large foam hands. Nice goody bag with medal and a coupon for 20% off at sweatshop. Worth the race fee just for that. Thanks TRAC. Date of review: September 3, 2012
In short: I know its 20 miles. But TRAC run it like clockwork. Excellent. In full: Parking is fine. Lovely marshals at every turn with proper bottles of water and the occasional jelly baby :) a couple of deadly hills! but they are a challenge for us all training for the spring mara I cant complain. Only grip as usual not enough portaloos! oh well. another top race TRAC well done. Especially the local scouts ;) Date of review: March 5, 2012
In short: Parking Parking Parking! but a nice enough run to get out those January cobwebs. In full: First time I've done this race - Luckily someone told me to go early because the parking was always a nightmare. They were not wrong. Think I got the last space and there were hundreds of cars behind! short queue for number and chip no probs, was crowded and not enough portaloos - but isn't the portaloo problem everywhere?
Nice route including a couple of nice but challenging hills to wake you up. Nice down hill sprint to the finish.
Have to say I agree with other runners I thought I'd finished and pulled up but there was still 50 yards to go! The finish wasnt obvious. I was relatively fast (PB :)) but I didnt see any water at the finish luckily I took my own.
Chip times when straight onto the website quickest results Ive seen!
Not the best but not bad. Date of review: January 31, 2012