In short: Useless - spend your money on something worthwhile like a pot of striped paint! In full: I can honestly say that I should have looked before I leapt on this one. The organisation was non-existant, I spent more time queing for the bog (20mins) and to cross the start (45mins) than I did running. The stewarding was appalling as people were left to blunder across the road and into the path of runners (I had one collision and witnessed others). Goody bags at the end a free for all anybody could and did help themselves. They had the timerity to charge £5 for a timing chip.
It amounted to nothing more than fraud! Date of review: September 7, 2009
In short: A curates egg - good in places! In full: I did the first leg of the relay and did not experience the significat problems that happened in the other stages of the race - of which there were many. Date of review: June 7, 2009
In short: Useless organisation! In full: Just like last year the start of the race was delayed as a result of 'plod' not being able to clear the congestion on the course - why didn't they shut the road earlier, like they do in Bristol? Cretins! Anyway we had to hang around for half an hour (which is an improvment on last years hour) whilst PC Plod got round to doing his stuff. Getting to the start resembled Schindlers List in running gear as the mass shuffled to the start being shouted at by uniformed guards - sorry stewards and being barked at by two dogs thankfully they were on leads, but there was that ever present menace that they would be let off if somebody tried to make a break for it! Got to what probably was the start and were herded into a pen and listened to an Adolf Hitler tribute act that was apparently the warm-up aerobics, could have been Ken Dodd on crack for all we would have known! During lap two there was a definite out-break of mass lemmingitis amongst the crowd as they started to run across the course at will and I was nearly involved in a collision when some daft tart with a battering-pram decided to use the pelican crossing to stop the race for her to cross. She hit the bloke in front of me who gave her a mouthful as did I. Where the hell were the race officials to stop this sort of thing from happening - in other words WHERE WAS THE OFT CURSED HEALTH & SAFETY? This was a slight improvement on last year - in other words they had enough of them, but the medal could have been for a primary school sports day - very poor. Will think long and hard next year before wasting my money on Bath again. Date of review: March 15, 2009