Good for you Maxpower you are a hero and I salute you.
FYI I have never entered such a. Expensive event before and most are local ( and all, including the primary school have water, whether for sale or free). I don't know about anyone else but I am willing to give people a second chance. It was marketed well sadly the reality was different.
I understand the Edinburgh marathon was a shambles the first few times it was run, but they sorted themselves out and it is now , again I understand as I haven't run it but have friends who have an excellent event. Hopefully organisers learn, obviously not in this case.
Re the medal we ended up with three between the two of us. Neither if us was in the mood to walk the mile back to where they came from. If they had been handed out as we finished that would not have been the case.
Actually you have no idea what I said to the organisers. Perhaps they don't realise because feedback is via this sort of forum. If they are contacted directly they may then realise what people think.
Oh and as for not wanting people shouting Max except in the bedroom i suspect from your postings on this forum you live a very silent life.
Very funny...but frankly the 10ks I have taken part in do have pre race water whether free or for sale; the BUPA 10000 manages to provide it for £28.... It sounds as though I just usually take part in a classier event that you Maxpower.....
in any event it was a shambles at the end so stop your spitting and spluttering.....
I knew, I knew about the lack of organisation, but I still entered as I liked the route and I thought the medal looked fun. I am also training for a bike event and wanted to be sure I did some running. Yes, I could have entered something local but I do like the atmosphere so a big event...I nearly balked at the price but frankly a cycling sportive costs the same. I also thought that perhaps the organisers may have read the reviews and worked on the organisation! I had also read about the pre race 'entertainment' and thought that it would be an 'event'
It all started so well, however there was no pre race water. I was told' there is a Pret over there' but we had paid £50 . they did have starting pens, which was good, but not time sorted, which was bad.
the event took place near the start , unfortunately the runners stretched out for miles it seemed and they, and we were in pen 3 and we couldn't see much except some horses and the marching band. We could see the military wives but it is a shame we were not all encouraged to join in the national anthem.
the race was fun. I'd seen the course and was not sure about the running back on yourself bit but actually it made for a great atmosphere and quite a sight . Sadly we were tripping over slow runners and walkers and I am a slow runner. It is a measure of the type of event that I came in with the average when normally I'm near the end.
i would have cut the run up Victoria Street and extended by including St Paul's, much more attractive.
all in all it was fine BUT the reason why I would never ever enter again is the finish. Food would have been nice for a 50 quid entry fee . I can actually do without goody bags And what would have been lovely would have been the medal as we came away instead of having to go back to the bag store and queue for a bag that I hadn't left to get my medal, especially as I was meeting my husband at Trafalgar square . He was so sure that I wouldn't get a medal that he got one for me...so we now have three...how many more are there around given to people who haven't earned them. The medals hadn't even been taken out of their boxes. In addition it was obvious that the bags hadn't been sorted properly and the bag handlers were treading all over them.
i did send an email to the organisers as there is no review section in the events bit of RW but have had no reply.
we were also told that if we gave our mobile numbers that we would get a text with our time within 90/120 minutes...still waiting...web site results section encouraged us to 'run' against the winners. Cfrankly not interested..just want my time!!
did BUPA this year and last year. more fun, more prestigious and better organised!