Posted: 10/08/2015 at 17:18
I was quite disappointed by the organisation of this event for a number of reasons;
- the signposted parking was apparently due to be locked at 1pm, which was not great for slow half marathon runners or people hanging around for the kids race
- we were supposed to get carnival entry, which was a major reason for us making this a family event. The carnival wasn't even there as apparently it had been moved some miles away ages ago !
- toilet provision, as mentioned above, simply wasn't good enough
- on the 10k, which I did, a marshal actually directed a number of us down what turned out to be a shortcut - completely screwing up any thoughts of a PB. I only did 5.2 miles - and told the organisers so at the end - but despite that the results show me as first MV50, depriving the rightful owner of that spot. A number of other people did the same thing and are also therefore distorting the results.
Very disappointing, and I definitely won't be doing this event again.