In short: Not worth giving up a Saturday evening for In full: Was expecting more from this race :-( my garmin clocked the distance as 10.37k - minimal marshalls on the course and the grassy route at the turning point and end was not well lit. Chip timing was not accurate - not sure how it worked (worn on finger) but was 30secs out from my garmin - I think the time was the time at which point you returned the chip at the registration desk?!
I never usually write reviews but I was very disappointed with this race! Date of review: December 14, 2013
In short: All for a good course - but what's with the route In full: All for a good cause and a good day out had despite the weather. 4th year doing this run and every year the organisation gets worse. With Blenheim being so large why could we not run around the whole estate as in previous years? Parking and marshalling for the car park could have been much better. Not as good as I remember it being - was one of my all time favourites - no longer - it's just gotten too large and impersonal. I won't be back. Date of review: October 5, 2008
In short: What a great way to spend a Sunday morning.... In full: First duathlon and I'll be back for more.....great location - great atmosphere and not bad for the first time of organising - few helpful hints :
1. Don't get too big - the amount of participants today was just right 2. Parking was a slight problem as no signage - but getting there early enough is a good idea. 3. Signs on the road to inform public that a race is going on 4. Wave starts should be based on estimated time (but that's getting serious now!)
That's all - but a great taster for Duathlons...well done!
In short: Nike - what's gone wrong? Bring back the smaller runs! In full: What a disappointing run - no atmosphere - why make all us runners hang around on the 'pitch' listening to terrible music when all we want to do is run? As for the route - no comment, I think Lorna's summed it up nicely and what's with the car park running - did I miss the water at 8km - was there any??
Overall, extremely disappointed - my worst ever 10k experience - think I'll stick to my local runs in future.
Sorry Nike - you won't be seeing me again - oh and I how do I go about getting a refund? Date of review: August 31, 2008
In short: Fantastic race - can't fault the organisation and love my towel! In full: Great run - hard going doing the second lap and those hills the second time around seemed like mountains. Thanks to the marshalls for all the encouragements and the man at the water station who offered to feel my legs....as I couldn't! Thanks and I'll be back again next year! Date of review: February 25, 2007