By Harriet Sale
Account manager at SmartPlant
I run to keep fit and to explore new areas! It’s a great way to discover cities, and I hope to run and see plenty more!
Overall race rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
Race organisation? ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
Race course? ⭐⭐⭐
✓ Race pack sent out before the race
✓ Bag drop covered from rain
✓ No parking close to the start (within 500m)
The race day had a fantastic atmosphere. It was well managed and lots of interesting sponsors. What let it down was how windy the course was, it was less a loop and more a washing machine journey around Fulham. Overall a fun community atmosphere though, I’d highly recommend.
The pre-race experience
Fantastic pre race communication. This event had to be rescheduled and they were very clear regarding all correspondence. On the day you simply had to arrive in your start gate which was perfect. All the staff were very helpful both prior and subsequently!
Real community atmosphere with so many local businesses supporting the event you could make a real occasion of it. There were pre race discounts and offers for training but the best were on the day discounts to include supporters too. Marshall’s has their work cut out as the course lapped itself.
Eel Brooke common was a great event village. There were lots of trade stands but still room for more. There are never enough loos so make sure you go before you get there to avoid queues!