In short: Well organised, flat course with PB potential. Improved finish over 2005 In full: Improved finish from last year, and usual good organisation. Definite PB potential (I got one) and a good atmosphere.
Weather was kind, around 5 deg, bit of a headwind on the last mile Date of review: January 5, 2006
In short: Apart from poor mile markers, and same t-shirt as for previous 2 years, it's quite a good race In full: It's the only race I ever miss mile markers in. They are really poor, for me, this affects my time, because I like to judge my mile splits. However, I do enjoy this race, and it does have some PB protential. I wish they would do something about those t-shits though. The design was pretty poor to start with, and it's been the same one for at least the last 3 years. Date of review: April 13, 2005
In short: 3 x 90 degree turns in last 200 metres spoilt the finish, but otherwise an enjoyable race In full: Good PB potential if it's not too windy. Good organisation, but the finish was poor with 3 x 90 degree turns in the last 200 metres to spoil any chance of a sprint. Date of review: January 2, 2005
In short: Marred by lack of on-line results. Flat but boring route. PB potential limited by overcrowding. No changing, few toilets. Same old T-shirt as last couple of years In full: This is a race that has just grown too big for itself, and the charity organising it seems to be more concerned about how much money they can squeeze out of the runners than putting on a good event. The refusal to put results on-line and to charge an extra £2 is an example of this. That said, it's a good race for beginners, but the chance of a PB for the majority is reduced significantly by having to fight through the crowds. I won't do it again, but I'm sure many others will. Date of review: November 30, 2004
In short: Let down by the organisation and lack of on-line results In full: The first race I have done where the results haven't been published on-line. Still shows 2003 results over a month on from the race. The "2 mile" fun run was badly organised, finish badly signed causeing some to go wrong way, and there is no way it's 2 miles either - 2K maybe or my 9 year old is a sub-5 min mile boy. Despite all that, I'll still probably do it again next year. Date of review: October 16, 2004