In short: Very nice but miles to short In full: Very friendly race - great for beginners. However course length was terrible. I had GPS Garmin thing, and course was only 8.8 km long!! I was at a decent pace so I had to do the last 1.2K running around Clapham Common on my own like a madman. Shame, as otherwise lovely little event. Date of review: October 4, 2009
In short: Brilliant for the kids - dreadful marshalling In full: Fantastic kids day out - my wife and I ran the 10k and our 5,3 and 1 year old kids ran the kids ones. Tots races well organised.
The 10k was dreadfully organised. No KM markers, lots of confusion about how many laps of the track to do at the start. Half the field only did 4.1km for the first lap and at the crucial corner these was no marshall to stop you going the wrong (yet what looked like the right) way. Those of us that did that were told to run 2 extra laps of the track at the end, thus doing 9.9km. Bloody annoying as I was miles under pb pace, only GPS garmin means I have any idea what we did. Loads of people must have only run 9k I think.
Shame as the park is nice, and nice to start and finish in the stadium. Also no clock at start or finish.
With a bit more thought could have been a nice run. Date of review: June 9, 2009