In short: Great race - highly recommended In full: Very picturesque setting in historic Bushy Park. The race organisation was extremely efficient, from registration through to the fast results service at the end. The route was well signposted, with friendly and encouraging marshals in place at all the key points - a big thank you to them and all the other volunteers for turning out in the cold and rain. Nice array of cakes, biscuits and chocolate bars at the finish line - and a medal as well. A very enjoyable race. Date of review: March 17, 2013
In short: Great race in a beautiful setting - I will be back next year In full: I loved everything about this race - the friendly atmosphere, lovely village setting, great scenery - and the cakes afterwards! One of my most memorable races of 2012. Date of review: October 30, 2012
In short: Poor organisation spoiled what could have been a good race In full: There were some good points to this race: the marshals were very cheerful and helpful and the scenery was pleasant and interesting once we left the industrial estate behind. It was also good idea to start the race at Lee Valley Athletics Centre which had plenty of parking and good facilities. However, there were also some serious problems with the race and I for one will not be taking part in a Kilomathon again unless they are sorted out.
(i) The race ended in the middle of a field, miles from anywhere, and with nowhere to buy a hot drink or shelter from the cold - not a great idea at the end of October, particularly given the delays with the shuttle transport
(ii) The bus transport back to the start was totally inadequate for the number of runners/spectators. Bus transport had to be booked and paid for in advance, so the organisers knew how many people would want to use it. What went wrong?
(iii) The road closures did not appear to have been managed properly. There were few signs for drivers and at one point I saw a car driver try to make a right turn into a "closed" road we were running along.
Was there a race licence for this event? I've tried to upload my result to the Runbritain/Power of 10 websites and I get a message saying no record of a licence. Date of review: October 30, 2012
In short: Scenic road race with great atmosphere - definitely in my calendar for 2013 In full: Very enjoyable road race through scenic countryside. A couple of hills - but not too challenging. Battle makes a great start and finish for the race - with the backdrop of the Abbey and lots of people lining the High Street, plus support along the country lanes. The mayor of Battle presented prizes afterwards. Highlights - so many to mention: friendly people; the drummers; lovely scenery; hot food at the finish and a great medal. Well done Battle Bonfire Boyes! Date of review: September 25, 2012