In short: Flat course, nice surface and great goody bags ! In full: This was my first 10k and I picked for its reputation as a flat and fast race. In this respect it was perfect because I managed a time of 42:48 which I was very happy with considering my 5k PB was 19:00.
I thought the pacers were great. They were really supportive and kept chatting all the way round. They even offered around cups of water at the regular water stations which was a nice touch.
The organisation was good - the goody bag was packed with interesting things and the medal was really nice. The queues for the toilets were very long though and it is worth noting for next year that there are also toilets in the boathouse. Very few people seemed to realise ...
With water, Powerade and bananas at the finishing funnel as well as toothpaste, toothbrush and other goodies I felt my £14.00 was very well spent. Date of review: August 1, 2011