In short: Best run this year, so much fun. In full: So much fun, beat the train, and knackered my trail shoes. Really good organisation (although the £4 parking was a bit of a cheek, but I suppose it goes to the good causes the Rotary Club Support). Rain seemed to add to the atmosphere, nice muddy bit in the middle. Date of review: August 27, 2011
In short: Good race last year, this year it was even better. In full: Did the Newham London run last year and thought it was a very well organised event, and it seems that the organisers have built on last years success.
The course was quite good, relatively fast (matched my 10k pb to the second) and it was interesting to see inside the Olympic village.
I will definitely be running the Newham London Run in 2012, especially as the Olympic park should be nearing completion.
In short: Very good race In full: I was impressed by the organisation of this event, everything went smoothly, and it seemed to me that all the organisers had everything under control.
The course wasn't particularly scenic, I was under the impression that Bath was a prettier town than perhaps the route had chosen (although to see that a few more hills might be necessary). The crowds were supportive and there was somebody cheering most of the way round.
I was disappointed by the organisers insistence that no headphones were allowed, and forced myself to run without music for once (which I found was bearable). This is understandable considering the laps and overtaking slower runners on the second.
Definitely one to consider again for next spring. Date of review: March 7, 2011