Posted: 01/06/2015 at 13:45
This is a new race... sort of! Basically, for the past 3 years there has been a 5 mile race in partnership with the National Lottery around the Olympic Park (& 2 out of the 3 years in the stadium). It was always well organised but was a little uninspiring for most of the course as the park itself wasn't finished, but the stadium finish more than made up for it! Last year the park was/is far better as it is full landscaped, but the stadium was being worked on to convert it for West Ham to play football at.
This year is the 1st time it is being run as part of the 'Great' Series (Great North Run & Great South run etc) and those are normally very well organised again.
I've also signed up for this and have run parts of the course in both the previous versions of this race and also as part of Run Hackney half marathon and it will be flat, reasonable fast with little ups and downs but no shade if it's hot.
I hope that makes sense and isn't too rambling!