Fantastic race, fast route (I ran a PB, yay), lovely and friendly people, amazing volunteers, well organised race. Highly recommended. Extra thanks to the marshals who were constantly supporting on the road, despite the chilly morning. :)
Great experience with efficient friendly marshals providing motivation and encouragement all the way around. Seasons PB on new course which seems improved mainly as the running on camber just after the track is eliminated. Definitely try to complete the whole series
Very well organised and friendly race. A really good atmosphere. Some great runners taking part with a nice sprinkle of other calibre runners - me included! Good value too and within the lovely Battersea Park. The new configuration of the race route is better in my view, resulting in a PB for this race although sad,y not quite a PB for 10k. I plan to run others and the 5k summer series. So, a big thank you to Sri Chimnoy for organising and Running. Keep it up.
The last time I raced a 10k, over a year ago, I came close to running sub-40, crossing the finish line at 40:13. For over a year, those last 13 seconds have frustratingly loomed over me, with no opportunity to redeem myself. I have an unusual approach to racing: I run every day, with a pretty consistent weekly mileage and pace and only throw in minimal speed work when I have race coming up. Because I don't train specifically for races, I never quite know how prepared I am for the race when I'm standing on the start line. Yesterday, I managed to sneak across the finish line in 39:28, almost a minute PB and over two minuted before the next woman. It was a good feeling to say the least and makes me even more excited for my next races and running capabilities.