In short: Where did all these hills come from In full: When this race came up, i just had to do it and i trained for it like all other races but i didn't realise there were so many hills in Ealing. Did my legs feel it the next day!!!! but i finished it but missed beating my PB by 30 seconds. I will be back next year prepared fo them hills and PB Date of review: October 5, 2012
In short: As usual Londons finest (transport) never seems to disappoint In full: Getting to this race was hard enough once you hear of the cancellations and 30 minute wait for the next tube. So it was nice to hear the race delayed as i would have missed it. once there it looked a total mess trying to find where to go and how to get there. i managed to find pen 4 and followed the masses only to wait for nearly 40 minutes before finally starting. The course was great as this was my first half marathon along with a friend of mine and we were determine to do well, which we did but at the end of the race we just managed to get a bottle of water from one of the staff before it was all finished. i remember seeing boxes of cereal bars and other stuff at the start but figured this would be given out but seeing the piles and piles of empty boxes we just kept thinking how they could be finished that quick. only now reading other post i now know why. would i run here again is a maybe. a well marshalled post race. Maybe a goody bag and better transportation. so maybe in 2012 straight after the olympics. If they get it right then they can't fail. MAYBE Date of review: September 27, 2010
In short: Lovely race with good vibes In full: I truly enjoyed this race and being the second time of doing it and getting a PB out of it was truly rewarding for me. My daughter loved it and was taking pictures of everyone. Thanks to the guys dressed as raindeers as you guys made my daughters day as well as all the santa's. Date of review: December 8, 2008
In short: You expected the best only to get the best of the worst In full: This is a race you expected to go thoroughly well, but that's were it stopped. I was among the thriving Wave 3 who were sat in the stand for 3hrs watching a concert that nobody seemed bothered about. All we wanted to do was run.
Nike need to organise this a abit better and focus on the runners than their image and music entertainment. Running around the wembley car park in zigzag fashion left you thinking when was it going to stop but then we left and so started the tour of Tesco's car parks and petrol station from both sides that you felt to rename the run as " The Tesco's 10k run" rather than Nike.
At the end you got a t-shirt which was nice but with a race like this i expected a goody bag and i'm sure when i signed up it said everyone got a medal. Did this change into a t-shirt as in to cut down cost? I don't think i would do this race again unles they move back to Hyde Park with a proper race time and above all better organised. Date of review: September 1, 2008
In short: Wonderful, well supported crowd, but could be better organised In full: I have run many 10k races before just for myself but on this occasion i ran for charity and to get that support from the crowd gives you a real buzz and encourages you to go faster, but i too felt it would have been better to have a better start system for fast to moderate to slow runners. After the 4k maker i didn't see another one until the 7k. i enjoyed running around parliament but to double back on yourself on whitehall, why? Overall a very good race for me as it wasn't too fast or too slow. Plus this is a training race for me as im running a another 10k race which i really want to do well in. More important you'll have a "CHIP" Date of review: July 7, 2008
In short: 1 steep downhill section ok but after 4k to go back up, murder In full: This was a good race though i didn't expect the hills which were murderous to your legs but i made it with lots of cheers from the crowd who kept me going. No PB but i will be back next year ready and prepared Date of review: August 15, 2007