Ah Watford... from my whopping 2 race experience i'd describe the below as typical
The nightmare of parking, unless you don't mind being half a mile away in some random estate
Races always starting later than even the already ridiculously late start time, while they smash through 37 800m races and 73 1500s, including the inevitable ones that feature 53 year old blokes racing 7 year olds.
Swathes of scary looking teens with all the latest gear, sporting stomachs honed from iron, with their pushy parents loitering in the background trying to make up for their own crushed dreams
The toilets not having any lights, meaning any turds past about 8pm have to be conducted in either pitch black, or very dark with the door half open, trying to use the tiny bit of light through the main door
Super intense officials, who despite most of your race being made up of teen girls still talk about false starting people if there any "elbows", react furiously if you can't immediately break your 10years road racing habit of taking splits (thus blocking their cameras), and ticking you off if one of your (two) numbers comes off.
Enjoy though chaps, you guys are not 'king amateurs like I am (ed...was?)
Surely most runners once they're past that spell where they only have to turn up at a race to pb do that!
For example,i'm the king of playing down expectations, but I don't think for a moment I wouldn't be able to beat the 17.30 Wycombe parkrun times on a course without grass and steps! I don't think that's blaggery