In short: Good course, too busy for PB, mildly shambolic organisation In full: I suspect many did this for the opportunity to reclaim the roads of central London for one day. On this basis it didn't disappoint.
It was expensive, which is to be expected for organising a big event in C London. I didn't feel overly ripped off w 2 good quality t-shirts and a photo. Contents of goodie bad were laughable but I don't really care about that.
Bag drop had potential to descend into chaos (due to weather and size of event) but wasn't much worse from other events i've experienced.
I'm sure I saw runners pinching t-shirts before the race, which reflects badly on them, but does beg the question as to why they weren't stored securely.
Time based starting pens would be preferable to avert the much discussed issue of walkers; but to be fair to the organisers they did make it clear that there wouldn't be any, and the start line would be first come first served. Unfortunately their request for slower people to keep to one side didn't seem to be adhered to or marshalled.
Atmosphere on a very rainy day was surprisingly good.
There are many courses better suited for a PB, and offering much better value; but for a mass event running 10k round central London, this delivered. Date of review: July 9, 2012