In short: Very tolerant of disorganised runners! In full: The most excitement for me was getting to the Julie Rose Stadium on time having missed my train and arriving in Ashford 2.5 miles away from the starting line with 12 minutes to spare. Thanks to excellent support from staff/volunteers I managed to join the starting line in time as the 1000 or so runners set off around the track and into Ashford. A fairly straightforward, slightly undulating course, extremely well marshalled on closed off roads. A PB following a sprint finish around the stadium more than compensated for the earlier drama! Date of review: October 15, 2012
In short: Potential to be a great race In full: Sounds like a rethink on the parking facilities would bump up the overall ratings quite a bit. I got there early as I hadn't booked in advance and was not aware of the queues that others reported close to the planned 9.30 start.
A comparatively scenic course with a touch of undulation in perfect weather for racing. More Worcestershire than Worcester. Plenty of supportive stewards and the water stations seemed to appear like magic just as I started to get thirsty. The end of the race could be improved - a bit like one of those training runs when you're determined to do a certain distance and run round the block until the target's reached (or is it just me that does that?)
Overall, a good experience for me (which seems to be the consensus from most people who got there early) with the added bonus of a much improved PB! Date of review: April 16, 2012