Just wanted to add my tuppence worth. I was the lucky Southern Running Guide winner, so I am now a proud owner of an exclusive polo shirt as well as the biggest medal ever!
I agree with pretty much what everybody else has already said. The whole event ticked all the boxes and I have already entered for next year and am actively encouraging my fellow running club mates to do so as well.
Stick to events organised by running clubs; your money isn't then paying someones salary. Money spent on the race is £ out of their pocket.
Great piece of advice. Today was an absolute disgrace, the WORST EVENT I have EVER ran. If you need a bus back to the start 'pay extra' although no buses unless you were happy to stand in a field freezing for over an hour after running 26.2k!, if you want the date on your medal 'pay extra'. (most at least have the date on the ribbon) This is no doubt so they could buy a bulk job lot and use them for all the events! Baggage collection, just throw all the bags in a field and let anybody pick whatever bag they want! Diabolical situation! Really pi$$ed off about today!
Just looking at the entry info. I can't believe they are charging runners to be shuttled between the finish and start If they have designed the course that way you should get a free shuttle, or start and finish the race in the stadium. Just another way to extract more money out of people!