In full: Can't decide what I'd make of this race if ran for the firs time - location is great and many positives - however have to compare it with past years and my opinion is it has worsened. It is very expensive now and only really value for those who will stay in the zoo beyond the run. At least the money goes to a valuable cause....
The organisation has worsened and now little memento for finishing. The worst bit - results? Never received or have found access to results. From memory there was chip timing so this is a bit odd. Anyway, still a decent race but used to be an amazing race. Date of review: May 17, 2015
In full: As mentioned by others, the weather was pretty wet. The shelter at the start was very welcome! The period between heading to the start line and the race starting felt longer than ideal in the weather.
The km markers were all over the place in the first 6-7km which made it difficult to gauge pace and the actual total course length was nearer 10.5km than 10km. Think this can be resolved pretty easily for future years.
Overall, an okay event in the quiet January calendar - could be improved slightly for future years though. Date of review: February 7, 2014
In full: Great race - flat course and well organised with precise km markers. 3 laps may not be everyone's cup of tea but when each lap takes you past flamingos and rhinos (plus allow an extra water station) - it works. Chance to make a full day out of it in the zoo afterwards is an added bonus. Weather was good for running - glad it wasn't 'otter'. Date of review: June 5, 2011
In short: Quick, wide paths so little crowding, exciting In full: Quick course, wide paths so little crowding, exciting scenery, well organised, water stops every 3 km, brilliant goody bag and you can turn this event in to a whole day out. The only downside to this race is that it makes 'run of the mill' 10K races feel comparatively dull. Great race. Date of review: June 7, 2010
In short: Very good race and location - shame about the weather after about twenty minutes although it was 'refreshing'. Only minor critiscism was the erratic kilometer markers - they didn't seem to be evenly spread. Date of review: November 22, 2009
In full: Hard going in the hot temperature but a very pleasant route and well organised event. I seemed to do the first 1 km very quickly and then the second 1 km very slowly so wasn't convinced by km markers (and then hit the hill) which through timing out somewhat but overall good value and location. Date of review: September 29, 2009