In short: Great race, great route and fantastic Marshalls. In full: I mirror what others have said, there should be a goody bag. Not so I can feel like I got my money's worth, but I wanted a bottle of water and something sweet to refuel. Having said that, I will come back again and again as I loved this race. Well done Burnham Joggers. Date of review: August 24, 2009
In short: Did a sub 1:30 - yippee! In full: Great race Handy Cross. Once you are past That Hill, it is mostly downhill to the last mile. No way would I have made a sub 1:30 if it wasn't for the coaching and encouragement I got from other runners. Great camaraderie which is want racing should be all about. Will I be back? Try stop me! Oh yeah, just one criticism: make more toilets available for the women. My wife queued for 25 minutes and missed the start!
In short: Great race Handy Cross In full: First time running this HM. Thought that I would take it easy and just enjoy but ended up almost getting a PB. Everything about the organisation, crowd, great marshals and weather was superb. Only one suggestion: please move the first water station another 500 metres away from the hill! I could hardly breath, not to mention drink! Best goodie bag and the usual Handy Cross top notch medal. See you next year for a PB! Date of review: July 21, 2008
In short: This race is not flat. Dorney is flat. In full: I really enjoyed the race and got a PB. But I had to work hard for it as there were some (mild) hills and chicanes to battle. Goddie bag was indeed a joke. A Mars bar would have been better. The public address system was next to useless as only the people standing beside it could understand what was being said. Lots of parking which was great but only one entrance and exit which caused quite a bottleneck. No problems with toilets. Oh, did I mention, I got a PB so thank you Thame Runners. Date of review: June 29, 2008
In short: Great and fantastic marshalls. In full: My first time on this run. It was an FLM training run for me and was not supposed to be a race. But after 3 solid laps I picked up the pace and was delighted with the result. (2:29). Thank you very much to all those friendly and encouraging marshalls, especially the 2 guys with the guitar! They brought a much needed smile to our sorry faces. The gods were looking down on Hillingdon AC with perfect conditions. Thank you all and see you next year.
In short: It is not undulating - it is hilly. In full: Well done Watford. Well organised. I would have liked a medal though. Hills caught me by surprise. I expected some undulation but what I got was hills that took a lot of the fight out of me. Don't get me wrong - I am all for hills - I just didn't expect to have a heart rate of 175 on some of them. But I did get a PB. Thanks Watford. BTW. Great to see the stage setup as a shop. Wish I had brought some cash!