In short: Poor organisation, average race In full: I was really looking forward to this race, running from Wembley and all that. What really annoyed me was having to get into the stadium at 6 when we weren't going to start running till 8!! two hours is a long time to wait around in the cold and rain.
The course itself was ok for me once you got through the first 1.5Km or so. Why on earth you'd have a windy narrow course at the beginning when you've got thousands of runners is beyond me. Made getting into a rhythm very tough to start with. The scenery wasn't great, although I wasn't expecting much. Very dark roads, some places could have been dangerous if there had been any kind of potholes along the route.
Overall I was disappointed with the race organisation more than anything. The course was ok apart from the beginning and managed to get a pb which was nice.
If I do another Nike race in the future I will definitely want more pre race details before I sign up.
Nice race t-shirts though, saved me buying them! Date of review: September 1, 2008
In short: Great first race, definitely do it again and reccommend. In full: This was my first ever 10K and I was a bit apprehensive beforehand about what the standard would be like. It was a really well organised event and I enjoyed it. Mostly flat course, only one small hill that I can remember. Plenty of support around the course to keep you motivated and well marshalled. Free lucozade and water as well as medal and stuff at the end. Date of review: August 7, 2008