In short: Geat Weather and super organisation In full: Was a good fun run this year, obviously enhanced by the weather. Traffic was annoying in places, but didn't stop enjoyment and despite hills at 3, 7 and 10, the downhills certainly made up for them. Bettered PB by 4 minutes, so a special race for me! Date of review: March 8, 2010
In short: Get the basics right and the rest follows - didn't happen last Sunday In full: Nothing new to add to all the furious reviewers before but must vent. Finish area was carnage - too short, too narrow, too many spectators congratulating finishers (!), too few instructions. Bag collection was like the final retreat from Saigon; how ridiulous to leave the areas unmanned with people trampling over bags, getting changed amongst them with no obvious marshalls - completely unforgivable. Although I bettered pb by 10 minutes, gloss was taken off by randomness of finish, bag collection and apparent laissez-faire organisation. I didn't get into London this year, but am running the Brighton marathon........tell me that Tim Hutchings will learn from the poor Beacon organisation this year.
BTW, many thanks to the fantastic supporters and the effective volunteers who did turn out. Date of review: February 23, 2010
In short: Good, flat, PB friendly course, and very well organised In full: A credit to Edmonton Running Club. Very well organised with a friendly atmosphere and extremely well-marshalled. Nice flat course along the Lea Valley, with good T-shirt and buns for all at finish. This is a fun, club, intermediate and beginner-friendly race that should, by all rights, get a much bigger entry - come on everyone! Sign-up for next years! Date of review: July 13, 2009
In short: Lovely scenery, fast course and well-organised In full: I really enjoyed this race, the scenery, early start time, organisation and weather (!) all superb. A real confidence booster for FLM too. Sure, entry fee a little steep, but enjoyable for all that. Word of warning - if staying at Antoinette Hotel, make sure there are no functions on on the Saturday night....intermittent guest noise until 4.30 a.m. was very tiring! Date of review: April 6, 2009
In short: Brill way to remove cobwebs! In full: Fantastic, fast race........PB by a LOT, so v pleased! Well organised, never crwded and a real mix of abilities.....my first "proper" 10km and what a way to start! Date of review: March 24, 2009
In short: First H/M, but a great one to do! Challenging slopes and nice run-in. In full: Some fairly challenging slopes at 3, 7 and 11 miles, but there's always a downhill afterwards! Glorious weather, lovely scenery and a surprisingly number of supporters dotted around the route made for a good, virgin H/M experience! Date of review: March 5, 2009