Victoria Park 5k, 10k & Half

St Marks Gate Victoria Park Cadogan Terrace London E9 5HT

Organiser's Description

CHRISTMAS VICTORIA PARK 5K, 10K & HALF MARATHON

Join us for the Christmas Victoria Park event on Sunday 15th December 2019. Get into the Christmas spirit and run a chip timed 5k, 10k & Half Marathon around the flat and wide paths of Victoria Park and earn all the Christmas treat as well as a unique themed Christmas medal!

As with all RunThrough races each mile will be accurately marked out and there will be plenty of signs along with our wonderful marshals out around the course.

Races

Entry includes:

- Free official race photos

- Chip timed results

- Unique themed Christmas medal

- Water

- Fruit & Flapjack

St Marks Gate Victoria Park Cadogan Terrace London E9 5HT

Baggage

We will have a secure area where you can leave your baggage. We recommend you bring as little baggage as possible. Your baggage tag is attached to your race number, you simply tear it off and attach to your bag. To collect, show your number to the baggage tent staff and they will help you find your baggage.

Toilets

There will be plenty of portaloos brought on site for the event.

Refreshments

There will be water provided at the 5k point of the race, and there will also be water available at the finish. We have also ordered some flapjacks and fruit for when you finish :-)


During the race

We will have marshals all around the course as well as km signs and arrows.
The course is on the roads/paths in the park:
10k – 3 laps
5k – 1.5 laps

Please be aware that there will be spectators and members of the public using the park


Spectators

In terms of spectating, this park could literally not be any better, the fields are open and every area of the park is accessible to see people running round.


Results

Results will be available on www.runthrough.co.uk after the race.


Pictures

We will have a photographer taking a few snaps of the race and they will be on Facebook after the race so be sure to check it out and see if you can spot yourself.


Things to note!

There WILL be pedestrians, please be aware of pedestrians, cyclists and dogs. We have marshals around the course and signs but this is not a road race, you have to pay very close attention to where you are going. We recommend you do not use earphones and you need to pay close attention to everything around you.

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Victoria Park 5k, 10k & Half

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Reviews

A reasonably-organised event, nice flat course

As ever, it was a good challenge to do a half marathon. It's only my 3rd one, so I don't have a large number of comparisons yet. The last 2 were huge (25,000 in Hackney and 16,000 runners in Royal Parks) and for charity so this was bound to be very different.

It was a nice flat course and quite pretty. A little repetitive with doing so many laps of the same course but that didn't really bother me.

The only major criticisms were:

- the general public was allowed to wander onto the course seemingly at will. This did not impress me at all. I don't expect them to get out of my way on my training runs in normal life. But this was supposed to be a paid-for, organised event. If they didn't get permission from the park admin authorities, why even run it?

-Much smaller gripe, but combining the 5K, 10K and Half Marathon courses made it hard to tell when I should go one way and when the other if offered a left/right choice of course. Mostly the stewards were helpful but occasionally they weren't on it.

A minor criticism is that some of the stewards who were presumably supposed to cheer people on looked miserable and didn't really do much.

I guess i can't blame them on one hand, since it was cold and it must have been cold and boring to stand there, but a shame since their colleagues did a good job.

The smiling musician with the steel drums did a very nice job of creating a good vibe in his corner of the race.

Overall, a good experience but I may try other places and see whether these were just standard issues with all smaller-scale half marathons or whether it could be done better.

On a positive note, minor gripes aside, overall, I was glad to have another opportunity to do a timed race with the feeling of an event and I'm glad I took part!

Michael Veazey / Nov 18, 2019

Great day - great event

A brilliant Saturday morning in Victoria Park running the half marathon. Organisation was second to none. A very enjoyable day. Will definitely be recommending RunThrough to friends and family with aspirations of running.

Ronan Homer / Nov 17, 2019

Awful event

1. Not scenic, laps and laps of same park
2. Awful transport connections (hard to escape afterwards, too much traffic)
3. Hard to tell how many laps you had done and when to finish without watch

Rob PILGRIM / Nov 17, 2019

A well organized event

I thought the race was really easy to find and then once there I easily signed in and dropped the bag off. The race had lots of eager volunteers helping cheer racers on and it was well labelled. I would have liked more labelling of the major distances. But overall great race and I thoroughly enjoyed it and the location.

Luke O'Neill / Nov 17, 2019

Well organised, fun event

This race was one of the best organised events I took part this year. The volunteers cheered us on - I ran a 5k, the way was clearly marked. I really enjoyed myself - thank you

Nora Mezey / Oct 13, 2019

Very well organised, though I got a bit confused!

Getting to the event, checking in, storing my bag, all seamless and brilliant. As my second half marathon, without a GPS watch, once running I lost track of the distance covered given we were running in laps (also because we merged in with the 5km & 10km). Thankfully, we were told once we have passed the water station 7 times, we were to veer into the home stretch... but the first time I passed the water station nothing was laid out, so I wasn't sure if that was an official Pass Number 1! Anyway, I got there in the end, but I feel the laps or distances covered could have been better labelled!

Lucas Webb / Mar 11, 2019

First ever Half Marathon

I have never been to Victoria Park before and have never entered a Half Marathon before so I felt very nervous, but there was no need. The park, weather, organisers and other runners were perfect. It was a great day out and although I am still aching from it, I’m still smiling as it’s a reminder of the achievement I’ve made. Looking forward to the next one (not for a couple of months though 😊)!

Daniel Darwish / Mar 11, 2019

First ever 10k run

Very well organised and the perfect course for a first ever 10k run. Very flat which helped!

Nelina Kime / Mar 10, 2019

Good Race!

Well organised, the volunteers were great cheering the runners on.

Sarah Kelly / Mar 10, 2019

Excellent experience

This was both my first experience with run-through and my first half marathon in England after living for many years in weird and wonderful places across Eastern Europe. I have to say I was delighted with everything. I had to change my date and location-no problem. I needed early information about check in times and storage for personal belongings-no problem. On the day? Everything was perfectly organised, and what a team of volunteers; they made sure that everything went well. Thank you, I'll be back!

John Barker / Mar 10, 2019

Well organised quick course.

Grant Thornhill / Mar 10, 2019

Really fun event with great course.

I really enjoyed this event as it was so chill and had a great course with really clear directions. Helpful!

Emma Casey / Mar 10, 2019

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