CHRIS FORD

Broxbourne, United Kingdom, United Kingdom
Member since Jan 2018

My Completed Races

2018
Ware 10s
2018
Virgin Sport British 10K
2018
The Big Half
2018
Great East Run
2018
Chase the Sun Olympic Park - July

My Latest Reviews

Completed in 2018

5

I Love London

It just don’t get much better than running through the streets of London! Virgin Sport have done an excellent job of transforming this event to a real stand out 10k on the calendar and I would recommend anyone who hasn’t ran this one get signed up and give it a go! It was awesome seeing so many Racecheck Visors out there!

Posted on 16.07.18

Completed as a first timer in 2018

5

Enjoyed this run!

Really enjoyed running this event was well marshalled, good track, plenty of runners and good facilities.....

Posted on 12.07.18

Completed as a first timer in 2018

5

Ware 10's Run Fest 10 out of 10

Fantastic local event of 10k and 10 mile races. Amazingly well organised with loads of marshalls and support. This is really a great event and I will defo be back!

Posted on 09.07.18

Completed in 2018

4.9

If you want a PB run this race!

The Southend Half gets better every year with the numbers of runners growing every year. Havens Hospice do a fantastic job putting on this event and I would recommned anyone looking for a PB or just a great Half to register and come along and run this race. The registration process is easy, its not that expensive, the organisation is great and the course is cool running along the seafront. Local support is fantastic. Overall this is one of my favourite half's of the year! I will be back next year!

Posted on 11.06.18

Completed as a first timer in 2018

4.6

Hackney Half Review

Virgin Sport Hackney Half Marathon

First timer and I enjoyed the fast and (not) flat course. They weren’t really prepared for the 20k runners as there were not enough toilets and facilities. The organisers could have probably done with starting the event at 10 or even 0930 as it was a real push for a lot of people to get there on time with a reduced train service running on a Sunday to Stratford and then the 25 min walk. The course was good, the crowds were a bit quiet in places just standing there which was odd. It is definitely hillier than advertised which I don’t mind but why say it’s flat and fast? The finish and then the exit was well organised with nice bling and goody bag. Overall I’d say it’s a good event defo one to do but I just wish they’d set everyone off a pinch later so you aren’t rushing and get more toilets!

Posted on 21.05.18

Completed as a first timer in 2018

4.3

I beat the heat!

That was the most brutal race I have ever done and when they ran out of water at mile 19 I decided it was all about finishing. I am glad I proved to myself I can run for nearly 5hours but that race was insane in that heat. The crowd were amazing! The amount of money raised was incredible and it is for sure the best Marathon but in that heat it was more like a scene from a disaster movie at the finish instead of joy and celebration. In fairness they did everything they could with the temps, running out of water was no ones fault, the emergancy services and marshalls were excellent! I hope to be back but hopefully when its not so damn hot!

Posted on 24.04.18

Completed as a first timer in 2018

4.6

Victoria Park Spring 10k Review

First time attending this and I was impressed by the organisation. It had a real Parkrun feel to it. Not a massive amount of runners but that was perfect for me as I wanted just a gentle 10k before the London Marathon. Collecting your number was easy, there were plenty of toilets and there was plenty of pre race announcements. The course was cool, nice and flat 3 loop around Victoria Park which was lovely as it was a very pleasant Spring morning. There was a nice medal and goody bag to finish. Would defo recommend this event for anyone looking for quick 10k or as a first timer 10k this would suit. Well done to the organisers!

Posted on 16.04.18

Completed as a first timer in 2018

4.7

Great run around Lee Valley Park

First time for me at this event. There is a 10k and Half Marathon. The start was a bit chaotic and I ended up starting the 10k by accident! There was no real race briefing and the start wasnt clear so thats something they can work on. They also need more loo's (like all events!). Putting that to one side I really enjoyed the race the course was a mixture of trail and paths which was great the views were cracking of the lee valley park. It was a flat route but you couldnt run a pb because of the trail element. The marshalls were great. I would recommend this event if you are looking for a quiet half as build up to the London Marathon or just after a local 10k. Hopefully next year the start is a bit better organised.

Posted on 26.03.18

Completed as a first timer in 2018

4.9

Big Half - Big Success!

Loved the first Big Half. You could tell it was organised by the VMLM guys. Plenty of loo's, loads of support staff, super well organised and the finish and end of race procedure was excellent. The volunteers on track were great. The course was part of the VMLM track but back to front so we started at Tower Hill and ended at Greenwich. The ONLY niggling thing for me was the parts of the course on the cobbles which has given me some real probs with my achillies. If poss they should somehow work it out so the course is not run on this section. Most of the runners were on the pavement which was a nightmare. Overall this was great and the crowds were awesome and I will defo be hitting this event next year which I think will grow in popularity.

Posted on 05.03.18

Completed as a first timer in 2017

5

Great North Run is Great!

Loved it and you have to do it!

Be prepared not to run a PB as its just packed...its crazy how many people there are!

The last part down the hill onto the seafront is epic and something every runner should enjoy

I will go back and do it again but not sure when

Posted on 08.02.18

Completed as a first timer in 2015

5

Great race enjoyed running through London

Super cool run through London enjopyed this one alot. As you'd exp it was well organised and well attended

Posted on 08.02.18

Completed as a first timer in 2016

4.9

Hot day but great run

Loved this running around the Olympic Park. Was a hot day so had to take it easy but was well organised with great atmosphere and finishing in the stadium was awesome!

Posted on 08.02.18

Completed as a first timer in 2017

4.8

Great race

Loved this was a great run and super well ogranised would defo recommend the event!

Posted on 08.02.18

Completed as a first timer in 2016

4.7

Good race

Enjoyed this one with good crowds and finishing the in the town. Course was challenging in places but nothing major. I would run it again.

Overall it was really well organsied race, water stations with cups or bottles at 3,6, 9 and 12. Marshalling was top drawer and the race management seemed to be perfectly executed.

Posted on 08.02.18

Completed as a first timer in 2017

4.8

Great Run along the seafront

Loved this although its a looped circuit so bit boring. Not sure why they dont run it upto Westcliff or something like that but I guess to do with cost. Stewards were amazing and crowds were good. Well organised start be it with a delay in the toilets opening! Signed up for next year

Posted on 08.02.18