In short: It has some potential In full: I believe this was the first year the organised the London winter run so I've rated it a bit higher than I would have done if it was not the first year because I've seen some potential there. I liked the idea of having waves starting every 8 mins but it was very difficult to understand which wave was the right one as the people were all mixed together on the back of the queue. For the first 500m I got quite stuck into the crowd. Also don't expect a goodie bag, despite it was the most expensive 10k I've ever run. A part from this, the organisation was quite good with an excellent supervised bag drop area and plenty of volunteers. Date of review: February 8, 2015
In short: Some good things, some bad things In full: There are some things that I really liked during this event but unluckily not everything was at the same level. I'll start from what I liked. A good scenario along one single lap on different surfaces made the course never boring. It was plenty of loos, there were a good number of pacers and the participants have been divided in different waves at the start. On the other side, I didn't like the unsupervised baggage area (apart from a single small table to leave valuables), the very narrow path in some sections, the open-traffic roads (we had to stop at a certain point to let a car go through), not enough marshals at some key points. The goody bag was barely sufficient (I've got more stuff at cheaper events) and they ran out of tech t-shirts very soon, when I completed the half there was only small size available. I'd run it again only if at a cheaper price (I've paid £30 in 2014). Possibly they should put the t-shirt (not remarkable at all) as optional during the registration process. Date of review: March 30, 2014
In short: A well worthy event In full: A good 10K around Brockwell Park. The park is nice, tho after 3 laps it gets a bit boring. Luckily it was a sunny day so it helped a lot. Unfortunately it was also full of kids and people walking with the dogs and at some points it seemed an obstacle race! There's a long hill to be run up and down, but it's not very steep so I found it enjoyable. It's a well-organised and friendly event, atmosphere similar to a parkrun basically. No goody bag as advertised but a medal, a t-shirt, bananas, biscuits and water at the end were more than enough compared to the very cheap entry fee (£10 + £1.50 booking fee). The only missing thing was a water station half way. Overall it's a good event and I'm happy I run it once.