In short: Let down by poor organisation In full: The whole organisation of this race was poor.
First if this race was supposed to be the race against climate change then why pick a start time that made it very difficult to get there by public transport.
The start was very congested especially at the first turn where the road narrowed and things were no better at the finish where you had to queue to get over the finish line.
It appears that the increasing numbers at this event have not been considered during the planning, if Birmingham wants this event to continue to grow then they need to get someone who knows how to plan a major event.
Apart from from the problems with the start, finish and general organisation, the actual race was enjoyable with good support in places and generally a good course even with the uphill section towards the end.
I expect I will go again but only because it is my local event. Date of review: October 25, 2010
In short: Great location and atmosphere but let a bit down by the organisation. In full: My first 10K, all in all I had a great day and the the race was certainly welcoming for beginners. The course was a bit hilly in places but I managed to complete the race in just under the hour. What let the race down for me was the organisation, the race was late starting the pre race warm up seemed to go on for ever. Also we managed to get away quite early but I can imagine it could have taken ages to get of the car park if you left later. Date of review: October 22, 2009