I emtered this run hoping for a fun race. I read the race instructions and it was easy to find and park. Toilet facilities were good for the number of people participating. I was disappointed that there was no warm up at 09.50 as stated on the instructions. Instead there was a naff Royal Wedding thing which didn't help racers get prepared to run in such cold weather, or inspire an excited vibe to get us into race mode. Next year I would stick to the advertised warm up. I liked the course, but the mile markers were wildly inaccurate in places (maybe someone moved them), but it was a bit off putting. The most frustrating thing about this race was the unclear course markings. Although I tried to memorise the race course, I couldn't remember it all amd ended going the wrong way on 3 occasions, the third was when incorrectly directed by a marshall.... The fruit at the end was a nice change from thw usual sweets and sugary gels / treats so they were welcome. The volunteers were mostly great and very appreciated, but I wouldn't do this race again because of the issues with the course markings.
What a race! Beautiful course, beautiful weather and great organisation. I came all the way from the frozen north in Leicester to run with and support my daughter, who was taking part for charity, and my son. We had a fantastic time and she raised a load of money!
A really well organised and supported Half Marathon in the beautiful Richmond Park. Challenging with a few hilly sections thrown in but otherwise a great course. Would highly recommend for runners of all abilities. The weather was cold but the sun was out which made it good running weather once we got going. Will be signing up again
So arriving at Richmond Park, my latest previous race being the New York City marathon, i was greeted by such a friendly group of marshals. It was such a humble set up and so so personal. From the direct cheers from the race director to the had cut hot cross buns at the finish line, i was truly truly touched by the whole experience!!! Views, set-up, finish pen atmosphere - it was really incredible!!!.