Introduction

The Racecheck API is structured around REST, HTTP, and JSON. All API endpoints are organized around models such as races, reviews, ratings, etc.

The HTTP method GET is used to retrieve results.

As the Racecheck API is still under active development the API endpoints and request structures are liable to change.

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# The base URL for all requests is...
https://api.racecheck.com

RapidAPI access token

If you are accessing the Racecheck API through RapidAPI you first need to generate an access_token.

If you haven't generated your token already, click here to do so. Once you have requested the token it will be sent to the email provided in the form.

Your access token should then be added as a parameter for your request via RapidAPI, as per the instructions on the RapidAPI page.

The examples shown throughout this documentation assume that the Racecheck API is being requested directly and NOT through RapidAPI. Therefore you should always refer to the RapidAPI page for further information if this is how you are accessing the API.

The filter parameters and responses will remain the same for both types of request.

Authentication

All requests to the Racecheck API need to be authenticated by providing your unique API key as a header parameter named Authorization, followed by your API key in the following format: Api-Key {your-api-key}.

Your API key is unique to you and should be securely stored. Do not share your secret API keys in a publicly accessible code base or with individuals/organisations outside of your project.

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curl http://api.racecheck.com/races/search/? \
-H 'Authorization: Api-Key {your-api-key}'

Errors

Sometimes requests to the Racecheck API are not successful, and these failures can occur for a number of reasons. In the event of a failed request, the API will return an HTTP Status Code that can be used to determine the cause of the failure.

Use the table below to help understand what went wrong with your request.

Errors
Code Header Description
400 Bad Request The request could not be understood by the server due to incorrect syntax. Do not repeat the request before modifying request parameters/syntax.
403 Forbidden Request syntax is correct, however the server will not complete the request due to the fact the user is not authorised to access the resource they are requesting.
404 Not Found The server did not find a current representation for the target resource or is not willing to disclose that one exists.
500 Internal Server Error The server encountered an unexpected condition that prevented it from fulfilling the request.
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curl https://api.racecheck.com/races/search/? \
q=London \
-H 'Authorization: Api-Key {your-api-key}'
# Example of an HTTP 403 error...
HTTP/1.1 403 63
{
  "detail": "You do not have permission to perform this action."
}

Get races GET

The API endpoint used to retrieve races is https://api.racecheck.com/races/.

Various query parameters can be used to refine and filter your results. Below is a list of supported parameters along with their rules, conventions and usage descriptions.

The response is in JSON format. The count indicates the number of results and the next and previous keys are used to determine whether there are additional pages that can be requested for the given filters. The results key contains the list of races matching the filtering criteria.

Parameters
Name Description
event_typeoptional Either a single event type or a list of event types can be used to filter what type of events will be retrieved. The event types are: road-running, off-road-running, triathlon, duathlon, cycling, swimming, ocr, aquathlon, swimrun, aquabike, virtual.
latoptional The latitude of the location around which the search will be performed.
lonoptional The longitude of the location around which the search will be performed.
rangeoptional The maximum range (in km) around the location in which the search will be performed. Default 100km, if location is well defined.
from_dateoptional Starting date in YYYY-MM-DD format. Default date is the current date.
to_dateoptional Ending date in YYYY-MM-DD format. No limit by default.
unitoptional Can be km for kilometers or mi for miles. Default unit is kilometers.
min_distanceoptional The minimum distance value in the defined unit. Default no minimum distance value.
max_distanceoptional The maximum distance value in the defined unit. Default no maximum distance value.
distance_titleoptional The title of the distance. Must be a valid distance title for the specified event type from the distance title list. When applied, min_distance and max_distance fields are overwritten.
Show distance title lists
Running distance title Min distance Max distance
5km 5.00km 5.00km
10km 10.00km 10.00km
half-marathon 21.00km 21.20km
marathon 42.00km 42.30km
ultra 42.31km -
Triathlon distance title Min total distance Max total distance
super-sprint 0.01km 20.90km
sprint 20.91km 40.00km
standard 40.01km 70.00km
middle 70.01km 150.00km
long 150.01km 230.00km
ultra 230.01km -
Duathlon distance title Min total distance Max total distance
super-sprint 0.01km 22.00km
sprint 22.01km 42.00km
standard 42.01km 70.00km
long 70.01km -
Cycling distance title Min distance Max distance
short 0.01km 50.00km
middle 50.01km 150.00km
long 150.01km -
Swimming distance title Min distance Max distance
up-to-1km 0.01km 1.00km
up-to-3km 1.01km 3.00km
3km+ 3.01km -
OCR distance title Min distance Max distance
up-to-5km 0.01km 5.00km
up-to-10km 5.01km 10.00km
10km+ 10.01km -
Aquathlon distance title Min total distance Max total distance
short 0.01km 12.00km
middle 12.01km 20.00km
long 20.01km -
Swimrun distance title Min total distance Max total distance
short 0.01km 15.00km
middle 15.01km 40.00km
long 40.01km -
Aquabike distance title Min total distance Max total distance
short 0.01km 31.00km
intermediate 31.01km 52.00km
long 52.01km 103.00km
ultra 103.01km -
event_featuresoptional Either a single event feature or a list of event features can be used to filter what type of events will be retrieved. Default includes all event features. The event features are: suitable-for-beginners, spectator-friendly, babysitting-facilities-available, women-only, free-parking, post-event-food-and-refreshments, free-massage and family-entertainment.
course_featuresoptional Course features are sport category specific, and therefore you can only specific the course features for a single sport category. Default all course features for all sport categories. Both the course_features_sport and course_features parameters must be defined.
Show sport category course features
Sport category Course features
running mostly-flat, hilly, undulating
swimming pool, river, lake, sea
cycling mostly-flat, hilly, undulating
age_rangeoptional Can be either adult or junior. Default all age ranges.
min_average_ratingoptional The minimum total average rating of the event. Default no minimum average rating.
min_reviewsoptional The minimum number of reviews an event must have to be returned. Default no minimum number of reviews.
sortingoptional A single parameter (distance, date, average_rating or reviews) can by specified by which the results will be sorted in ascending (asc) or descending (desc) order. Default sorting is date,asc.
pageoptional The page number to retrieve. Default page value is 1. Returns empty results list if page exceeds the maximum number of pages.
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curl https://api.racecheck.com/races/? \
event_type=road-running \
&lat=51.4801638 \
&lon=-0.1962955 \
&range=20 \
&from_date=2020-03-01 \
&to_date=2020-03-25 \
&unit=km \
&distance_title=half-marathon \
&age_range=adult \
&min_average_rating=4.3 \
&min_reviews=4 \
&sorting=average_rating, desc \
&page=1 \
-H 'Authorization: Api-Key {your-api-key}'
{
  "count": 3,
  "next": null,
  "previous": null,
  "results": [
    {
      "event": {
        "id": 7691,
        "title": "Palace Half Marathon",
        "slug": "palace-half-marathon",
        "organisation": "Hampton Court Palace Half Marathon",
        "average_rating": "4.30",
        "latest_completed_year_average_rating": 3.95,
        "total_reviews": 15,
        "latest_instance_id": 41349,
        "badges": [
        ],
        "last_update": "2020-03-11T13:07:52"
      },
      "id": 41349,
      "last_update": "2020-03-11T13:07:52",
      "year": 2020,
      "distance_from_location": 12.92,
      "average_rating": "0.00",
      "starting_date": "2020-03-15",
      "sold_out": false,
      "card_image": null,
      "main_image": null,
      "description": "<p><strong>Palace Half Marathon</strong> is a <strong>Road Running</strong> event taking place in <strong>Hampton Court Palace, East Molesey, KT8 9AU, United Kingdom</strong>. It's a race offering 1 distance option: </p><ul><li>Half Marathon</li></ul><br><p>Read <b>reviews</b> for Palace Half Marathon on Racecheck or be the first to review!</p>",
      "clean_description": "Palace Half Marathon is a Road Running event taking place in Hampton Court Palace, East Molesey, KT8 9AU, United Kingdom. It's a race offering 1 distance option: Half MarathonRead reviews for Palace Half Marathon on Racecheck or be the first to review!",
      "address": {
        "address_line1": "Hampton Court Palace",
        "address_line2": "Molesey",
        "city": "East Molesey",
        "postcode": "KT8 9AU",
        "country": "United Kingdom"
      },
      "location": {
        "latitude": 51.4029236,
        "longitude": -0.335598
      },
      "registration_open": "2019-06-23",
      "registration_closes": null,
      "registration_link": "https://www.palacehalf.com/event/hampton-court-palace-half-marathon-2020/",
      "website": "http://palacehalf.com/",
      "event_features": [
      ],
      "course_features": [
      ],
      "category": "Road Running",
      "total_distance_display": "21.00km",
      "distances": [
        {
          "id": 53817,
          "title": "Half Marathon",
          "date": "2020-03-15",
          "age_range": "A",
          "distance_type_display": "Half Marathon",
          "legs": [
            {
              "id": 69826,
              "activity_type": "Running",
              "value": "21.00",
              "unit": "KM",
              "user_display": "21.0KM"
            }
          ]
        }
      ]
    },
    {
      "event": {
        "id": 22973,
        "title": "Official Hampton Court Palace Half Marathon",
        "slug": "official-hampton-court-palace-half-marathon",
        "organisation": "RunThrough Events",
        "average_rating": "4.55",
        "latest_completed_year_average_rating": 4.55,
        "total_reviews": 4,
        "latest_instance_id": 43845,
        "badges": [
        ],
        "last_update": "2020-03-11T12:57:39"
      },
      "id": 43845,
      "last_update": "2020-03-11T12:57:39",
      "year": 2020,
      "distance_from_location": 12.98,
      "average_rating": "0.00",
      "starting_date": "2020-03-15",
      "sold_out": false,
      "card_image": "https://media.racecheck.com/EventInstance/932ac2c8-e0ab-4a96-9521-342ff5b6bf33.jpg",
      "main_image": "https://media.racecheck.com/EventInstance/932ac2c8-e0ab-4a96-9521-342ff5b6bf33.jpg",
      "description": "The Palace Half is a flat and picturesque course which starts and finishes inside Hampton Court Palace. Running at this historic venue offers not only a perfect opportunity to run a personal best but to visit and run inside one of the UK’s major tourist attractions.\r\nIncluded in the entry is a themed medal, t-shirt & event goodie bag!",
      "clean_description": "The Palace Half is a flat and picturesque course which starts and finishes inside Hampton Court Palace. Running at this historic venue offers not only a perfect opportunity to run a personal best but to visit and run inside one of the UK’s major tourist attractions.\r\nIncluded in the entry is a themed medal, t-shirt & event goodie bag!",
      "address": {
        "address_line1": "Hampton Court Palace",
        "address_line2": "",
        "city": "Molesey",
        "postcode": "KT8 9AU",
        "country": "United Kingdom"
      },
      "location": {
        "latitude": 51.4036128,
        "longitude": -0.3377623
      },
      "registration_open": "2019-08-15",
      "registration_closes": null,
      "registration_link": "https://www.runthrough.co.uk/event/hampton-court-palace-half-marathon-2020/",
      "website": "https://www.runthrough.co.uk/events-timeline/",
      "event_features": [
      ],
      "course_features": [
      ],
      "category": "Road Running",
      "total_distance_display": "21.00km",
      "distances": [
        {
          "id": 58843,
          "title": "Half Marathon",
          "date": "2020-03-15",
          "age_range": "A",
          "distance_type_display": "Half Marathon",
          "legs": [
            {
              "id": 76744,
              "activity_type": "Running",
              "value": "21.00",
              "unit": "KM",
              "user_display": "21.0KM"
            }
          ]
        }
      ]
    },
    {
      "event": {
        "id": 9941,
        "title": "Victoria Park 10K - March",
        "slug": "victoria-park-10k-march",
        "organisation": "The Race Organiser",
        "average_rating": "4.59",
        "latest_completed_year_average_rating": 4.55,
        "total_reviews": 2,
        "latest_instance_id": 49343,
        "badges": [
        ],
        "last_update": "2020-03-11T13:38:11"
      },
      "id": 49343,
      "last_update": "2020-03-11T13:38:11",
      "year": 2020,
      "distance_from_location": 12.56,
      "average_rating": "0.00",
      "starting_date": "2020-03-15",
      "sold_out": false,
      "card_image": null,
      "main_image": null,
      "description": "<p><strong>Victoria Park 10K - March</strong> is a <strong>Road Running</strong> event taking place in <strong>Victoria Park, London, E3 5TB, United Kingdom</strong>.<br><p>The event offering 2 distance options. </p><ul><li>Distance 1 (Adult race)<ul><li>Running: 10.00 KM</li></ul></li><li>Distance 2 (Adult race)<ul><li>Running: 13.10 ML</li></ul></li></ul></p><br><p>Read <b>reviews</b> for Victoria Park 10K - March on Racecheck or be the first to review!</p>",
      "clean_description": "Victoria Park 10K - March is a Road Running event taking place in Victoria Park, London, E3 5TB, United Kingdom.The event offering 2 distance options. Distance 1 (Adult race)Running: 10.00 KMDistance 2 (Adult race)Running: 13.10 MLRead reviews for Victoria Park 10K - March on Racecheck or be the first to review!",
      "address": {
        "address_line1": "Victoria Park",
        "address_line2": "Bow",
        "city": "London",
        "postcode": "E3 5TB",
        "country": "United Kingdom"
      },
      "location": {
        "latitude": 51.53656,
        "longitude": -0.038972
      },
      "registration_open": "2019-11-12",
      "registration_closes": null,
      "registration_link": "https://www.theraceorganiser.com/listed-races/victoria-park-10km",
      "website": "https://www.theraceorganiser.com/events/panels",
      "event_features": [
        "Suitable for beginners"
      ],
      "course_features": [
        {
          "activity_type": "Running",
          "feature": "Mostly Flat"
        }
      ],
      "category": "Road Running",
      "total_distance_display": "21.08km",
      "distances": [
        {
          "id": 70810,
          "title": "Victoria Park 10K - March",
          "date": "2020-03-15",
          "age_range": "A",
          "distance_type_display": "Half Marathon",
          "legs": [
            {
              "id": 92319,
              "activity_type": "Running",
              "value": "13.10",
              "unit": "MI",
              "user_display": "13.1MI"
            }
          ]
        },
        {
          "id": 70809,
          "title": "Victoria Park 10K - March",
          "date": "2020-03-15",
          "age_range": "A",
          "distance_type_display": "10km",
          "legs": [
            {
              "id": 92318,
              "activity_type": "Running",
              "value": "10.00",
              "unit": "KM",
              "user_display": "10.0KM"
            }
          ]
        }
      ]
    }
  ]
}

Get event reviews GET

Retrieves all reviews that have been left for the event provided in the URL.

The API endpoint used to retrieve reviews is https://api.racecheck.com/reviews/{event_id}/.

The response is in JSON format. The next and previous can be used to cycle through the additional pages of reviews for the given event; the total number of pages is shown in the pages key.

Parameters
Name Description
event_idrequired The numeric event ID for which you want to retrieve reviews for. The event_id can be found in a Race Search or Get Races response.
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-H 'Authorization: Api-Key {your-api-key}'
{
  "next": "https://api.racecheck.com/reviews/11781/?page=2",
  "previous": null,
  "pages": 4,
  "id": 11781,
  "title": "London Landmarks Half Marathon",
  "all_time_average": 4.72,
  "all_time_count": 67,
  "latest_completed_year": 2019,
  "latest_completed_year_average": 4.76,
  "latest_completed_year_count": 29,
  "race_organisation_rating": [
    {
      "logistics": 4.66
    },
    {
      "registration_process": 4.71
    },
    {
      "race_briefing": 4.7
    },
    {
      "value_for_money": 4.53
    },
    {
      "quality_of_aid_stations": 4.59
    }
  ],
  "course_rating": [
    {
      "natural_beauty": 4.74
    },
    {
      "ease_of_navigation": 4.76
    },
    {
      "safety": 4.79
    },
    {
      "uniqueness": 4.84
    },
    {
      "local_support": 4.84
    },
    {
      "marshal_supervision": 4.78
    }
  ],
  "reviews": [
    {
      "id": 18322,
      "name": "Rosie L.",
      "year": 2018,
      "average_rating": 5.0,
      "review_text": "It was incredible. My first half marathon, I hated every minute of the 6 months of training but I would do it again in a heartbeat to experience the race again.",
      "clean_review_text": "It was incredible. My first half marathon, I hated every minute of the 6 months of training but I would do it again in a heartbeat to experience the race again.",
      "organizer_reply": null,
      "created_on": "2018-11-13T14:46:49"
    },
    {
      "id": 12796,
      "name": "Jo R.",
      "year": 2018,
      "average_rating": 4.9,
      "review_text": "<p>When the emails came through last year about this race I definitely wanted to be a part of this inaugural race!</p>\r\n<p>Bib and bag arrived through the post and on the run up to the race we received plenty of emails  (maybe slightly too many) from the organisers about the race, the clock change and the lack of toilets at the start line. </p>\r\n<p>Turned up on the day and there were marshalls outside the tube station directing people and the bag drop was very efficient. As they had mentioned in the emails there weren't many portaloos so the queues were quite big.</p>\r\n<p>We made our way to the start line about 20mins before our wave was due to start however the idea of waves seemed to have gone out of the window and it was basically first come first served in terms of starting after the initial wave. This for me was great as I normally start towards the back however I can understand for faster runners this may have been frustrating. </p>\r\n<p>I absolutely loved this race. Around the course the organisers had put interesting facts up about what we were running past. I really enjoyed the route and although there was quite a few turns to go back on yourself I didn't find this too bad. The local support was fantastic and as your name is printed on the bib so you get lots of people encouraging you along. The water stations were well stocked and they gave out bottles which I prefer. The last 4 miles I started to struggle so I found a pacer and stuck with him and the crowd definitely got me through those last few miles. </p>\r\n<p>I highly recommend this race. The bling is great, crowd support was incredible and I wouldn't hesitate in doing this race again. </p>\r\n<p> </p>",
      "clean_review_text": "When the emails came through last year about this race I definitely wanted to be a part of this inaugural race!\r\nBib and bag arrived through the post and on the run up to the race we received plenty of emails  (maybe slightly too many) from the organisers about the race, the clock change and the lack of toilets at the start line. \r\nTurned up on the day and there were marshalls outside the tube station directing people and the bag drop was very efficient. As they had mentioned in the emails there weren't many portaloos so the queues were quite big.\r\nWe made our way to the start line about 20mins before our wave was due to start however the idea of waves seemed to have gone out of the window and it was basically first come first served in terms of starting after the initial wave. This for me was great as I normally start towards the back however I can understand for faster runners this may have been frustrating. \r\nI absolutely loved this race. Around the course the organisers had put interesting facts up about what we were running past. I really enjoyed the route and although there was quite a few turns to go back on yourself I didn't find this too bad. The local support was fantastic and as your name is printed on the bib so you get lots of people encouraging you along. The water stations were well stocked and they gave out bottles which I prefer. The last 4 miles I started to struggle so I found a pacer and stuck with him and the crowd definitely got me through those last few miles. \r\nI highly recommend this race. The bling is great, crowd support was incredible and I wouldn't hesitate in doing this race again. \r\n ",
      "organizer_reply": null,
      "created_on": "2018-04-10T06:17:27"
    },
    {
      "id": 18385,
      "name": "Kate P.",
      "year": 2018,
      "average_rating": 5.0,
      "review_text": "Incredibly unique event with amazing views and support!",
      "clean_review_text": "Incredibly unique event with amazing views and support!",
      "organizer_reply": null,
      "created_on": "2018-11-15T09:15:27"
    },
    {
      "id": 18386,
      "name": "David H.",
      "year": 2018,
      "average_rating": 5.0,
      "review_text": "Fantastic event, run right through the heart of London with all of the major landmarks - Trafalgar Square, St Paul's Cathedral, The Guildhall, Big Ben - it had everything!\r\n\r\nYou would never have believed that this was the first time this race had been organised - everything was really slick,.",
      "clean_review_text": "Fantastic event, run right through the heart of London with all of the major landmarks - Trafalgar Square, St Paul's Cathedral, The Guildhall, Big Ben - it had everything!\r\n\r\nYou would never have believed that this was the first time this race had been organised - everything was really slick,.",
      "organizer_reply": null,
      "created_on": "2018-11-15T11:32:02"
    },
    {
      "id": 12872,
      "name": "Natasha M.",
      "year": 2018,
      "average_rating": 5.0,
      "review_text": "<p>I ran the LLHM for Alzheimer’s Research. It was my first half marathon and I loved every second. The onformation beforehand, the organisation, the support, the route - couldn’t fault anything. It’s the London Landmarks Half that got me running & I’ll be forever grateful for the opportunity. </p>",
      "clean_review_text": "I ran the LLHM for Alzheimer’s Research. It was my first half marathon and I loved every second. The onformation beforehand, the organisation, the support, the route - couldn’t fault anything. It’s the London Landmarks Half that got me running & I’ll be forever grateful for the opportunity. ",
      "organizer_reply": null,
      "created_on": "2018-04-14T05:47:20"
    },
    {
      "id": 12420,
      "name": "Heidi S.",
      "year": 2018,
      "average_rating": 5.0,
      "review_text": "<p>Aside from the  strange mixed start resulting in lots of swerving and kerb jumping to get around people this was an almost perfect race. I’m not sure if it was the atmosphere or the amount of lucozade I had but I just didn’t stop smiling the whole way around. The support from volunteers, the public and charities was just fantastic. The views were amazing and I loved learning little facts about London.</p>\r\n<p>Running the London Marathon last year was special but I think the uniqueness of this race stole my heart a little so much so I have already pre-registered for 2019. </p>\r\n<p>Aside from one cheeky hill it was definitely a race to get a personal best. If you do sign up to run it I would say enjoy everything that is on offer around you. We got some fantastic pictures mid-route of the landmarks and people dressed up to entertain. </p>\r\n<p>Well done LLM. See you next year :-) </p>\r\n<p> </p>",
      "clean_review_text": "Aside from the  strange mixed start resulting in lots of swerving and kerb jumping to get around people this was an almost perfect race. I’m not sure if it was the atmosphere or the amount of lucozade I had but I just didn’t stop smiling the whole way around. The support from volunteers, the public and charities was just fantastic. The views were amazing and I loved learning little facts about London.\r\nRunning the London Marathon last year was special but I think the uniqueness of this race stole my heart a little so much so I have already pre-registered for 2019. \r\nAside from one cheeky hill it was definitely a race to get a personal best. If you do sign up to run it I would say enjoy everything that is on offer around you. We got some fantastic pictures mid-route of the landmarks and people dressed up to entertain. \r\nWell done LLM. See you next year :-) \r\n ",
      "organizer_reply": null,
      "created_on": "2018-03-25T20:19:32"
    },
    {
      "id": 12423,
      "name": "Chris B.",
      "year": 2018,
      "average_rating": 4.9,
      "review_text": "<p>Great crowd support and a stonking route. Super organisation, they really thought this through well.  The best Half I've done by a mile ( and I've done a hell of a lot).  Great medal and great app.  Only slight grumble is that the course measured 22.1km on my watch.</p>",
      "clean_review_text": "Great crowd support and a stonking route. Super organisation, they really thought this through well.  The best Half I've done by a mile ( and I've done a hell of a lot).  Great medal and great app.  Only slight grumble is that the course measured 22.1km on my watch.",
      "organizer_reply": null,
      "created_on": "2018-03-25T20:35:34"
    },
    {
      "id": 18324,
      "name": "Hank J.",
      "year": 2018,
      "average_rating": 5.0,
      "review_text": "I was buzzing when I turned up for this event. What a fantastic route, for a fantastic cause. What more could you ask for? Bring on 2019!",
      "clean_review_text": "I was buzzing when I turned up for this event. What a fantastic route, for a fantastic cause. What more could you ask for? Bring on 2019!",
      "organizer_reply": null,
      "created_on": "2018-11-13T15:03:23"
    },
    {
      "id": 12471,
      "name": "Gareth D.",
      "year": 2018,
      "average_rating": 4.89,
      "review_text": "<p>Unique course & well organised event. Nice to run through a traffic free City of London but it did make the course very twisty & turny, Strava map looks like a bowl of spaghetti! Only complaint was the distance from the bag drop to the start and finish.</p>",
      "clean_review_text": "Unique course & well organised event. Nice to run through a traffic free City of London but it did make the course very twisty & turny, Strava map looks like a bowl of spaghetti! Only complaint was the distance from the bag drop to the start and finish.",
      "organizer_reply": null,
      "created_on": "2018-03-26T20:16:32"
    },
    {
      "id": 12393,
      "name": "John W.",
      "year": 2018,
      "average_rating": 4.55,
      "review_text": "<p>Stayed with friends and drove into London double  early (clocks had gone forward). Parked up easily.</p>\r\n<p>Jibbed the queue a bit and joined right near the front. Started dead on time, what a brilliant run. Twisting through the centre of London with fantastic support, choirs, music and great sights. </p>\r\n<p>Fairly flat and deffinatly fast. </p>\r\n<p>If you can get in to next year's do it. </p>",
      "clean_review_text": "Stayed with friends and drove into London double  early (clocks had gone forward). Parked up easily.\r\nJibbed the queue a bit and joined right near the front. Started dead on time, what a brilliant run. Twisting through the centre of London with fantastic support, choirs, music and great sights. \r\nFairly flat and deffinatly fast. \r\nIf you can get in to next year's do it. ",
      "organizer_reply": null,
      "created_on": "2018-03-25T12:44:32"
    },
    {
      "id": 12398,
      "name": "Eddie G.",
      "year": 2018,
      "average_rating": 4.8,
      "review_text": "<p>I was a tad worried I would encounter some logistical problems with it being the first LLHM but it was well organised throughout the day.</p>\r\n<p>The only thing that could have impacted some people' race was that the start waves became mixed. This didn' effect me but sure some people will say they were caught up etc.</p>\r\n<p>Highlight for me was the last three miles. The whole.course was well supported but particularly the last 3 where you ran along the road next to the Thames.</p>\r\n<p>Great marshals, loads of charity cheers points and music all the way round meant there was always something to look at.</p>\r\n<p>I found the whole race day much more enjoyable than last years RP half and would imagine this will sell out quickly for next year.</p>\r\n<p>Water and Lucozade on course and at end and an interesting medal design.</p>\r\n<p>Looking forward to 2019.</p>\r\n<p> </p>",
      "clean_review_text": "I was a tad worried I would encounter some logistical problems with it being the first LLHM but it was well organised throughout the day.\r\nThe only thing that could have impacted some people' race was that the start waves became mixed. This didn' effect me but sure some people will say they were caught up etc.\r\nHighlight for me was the last three miles. The whole.course was well supported but particularly the last 3 where you ran along the road next to the Thames.\r\nGreat marshals, loads of charity cheers points and music all the way round meant there was always something to look at.\r\nI found the whole race day much more enjoyable than last years RP half and would imagine this will sell out quickly for next year.\r\nWater and Lucozade on course and at end and an interesting medal design.\r\nLooking forward to 2019.\r\n ",
      "organizer_reply": null,
      "created_on": "2018-03-25T14:16:03"
    },
    {
      "id": 12428,
      "name": "Sarah M.",
      "year": 2018,
      "average_rating": 4.09,
      "review_text": "<p>I signed up for this so long ago that I can't remember how easy it was! I saw it advertised and thought- perfect - a HM in my own town. After that I signed up for subsequent HM and a full marathon, so it wasn't the PB attempt I had initially planned. However it wasn't snowing and it wasn't cancelled, so that was a bonus. </p>\r\n<p>I enjoyed running in London - past lots of landmarks, but the route did mess with my head a little bit! You do feel like you are running in circles a little bit. There are numerous switchbacks, which can make it a bit dangerous at times- one lady swerved right out in front of me. </p>\r\n<p>It is pretty flat though, so that was a good thing.</p>\r\n<p>There were four water stations and I think two had lucozade as well.</p>\r\n<p>Lots of support on the course from different charity cheer points and general family spectators. I guess it was easy to move around the course and spot runners multiple times. I don't know though as I was flying solo for this one. </p>\r\n<p>Bag drop was well organised, but quite far away from the finish. I didn't have to queue at either end. </p>\r\n<p>The medal is lovely- very pleased with the bling, and the zip pocket sweatband is something I might actually use!</p>",
      "clean_review_text": "I signed up for this so long ago that I can't remember how easy it was! I saw it advertised and thought- perfect - a HM in my own town. After that I signed up for subsequent HM and a full marathon, so it wasn't the PB attempt I had initially planned. However it wasn't snowing and it wasn't cancelled, so that was a bonus. \r\nI enjoyed running in London - past lots of landmarks, but the route did mess with my head a little bit! You do feel like you are running in circles a little bit. There are numerous switchbacks, which can make it a bit dangerous at times- one lady swerved right out in front of me. \r\nIt is pretty flat though, so that was a good thing.\r\nThere were four water stations and I think two had lucozade as well.\r\nLots of support on the course from different charity cheer points and general family spectators. I guess it was easy to move around the course and spot runners multiple times. I don't know though as I was flying solo for this one. \r\nBag drop was well organised, but quite far away from the finish. I didn't have to queue at either end. \r\nThe medal is lovely- very pleased with the bling, and the zip pocket sweatband is something I might actually use!",
      "organizer_reply": null,
      "created_on": "2018-03-26T07:07:40"
    },
    {
      "id": 12445,
      "name": "Jennifer G.",
      "year": 2018,
      "average_rating": 4.73,
      "review_text": "<p>All in all, I was pretty impressed by the race. Given its sheer size and the fact that this was its first year, there was so much that could have gone wrong, but aside from the start waves getting muddled it was all good.</p>\r\n<p>Loo queues were bareable, and the bag drop quick, although a decent walk from both the start and finish. There was enough water, lucozade, marshalls, music, support, and loo roll. So race essentials covered!</p>\r\n<p>Don't expect a PB unless you get a lucky clear run in the first couple of km. The waved start appeared to actually be a free for all, so there was a wide range of abilities on the course throughout. This led to a very slow start and then busy twists and turns through the City of London. (I lost count of the number of times I thought we were at Bank...) The waved start also meant that there were multiple pacers at different points in the pack with the same times on their backs. If the signs had included which wave they were from, it would have stopped the confusion I heard from some runners along the course.</p>\r\n<p>The course feels fairly flat, apart from the gentle drag up to the Tower of London before turning round at the top, but its worth it just to then get to run all the way along the embankment.</p>\r\n<p>The goody bag at the end was a little rubbish and I'm not sure I'll ever wear the loud t-shirt sent with the race pack, but then again, that's not why you sign up to a race like this. Will definitely try to sign up next year. </p>",
      "clean_review_text": "All in all, I was pretty impressed by the race. Given its sheer size and the fact that this was its first year, there was so much that could have gone wrong, but aside from the start waves getting muddled it was all good.\r\nLoo queues were bareable, and the bag drop quick, although a decent walk from both the start and finish. There was enough water, lucozade, marshalls, music, support, and loo roll. So race essentials covered!\r\nDon't expect a PB unless you get a lucky clear run in the first couple of km. The waved start appeared to actually be a free for all, so there was a wide range of abilities on the course throughout. This led to a very slow start and then busy twists and turns through the City of London. (I lost count of the number of times I thought we were at Bank...) The waved start also meant that there were multiple pacers at different points in the pack with the same times on their backs. If the signs had included which wave they were from, it would have stopped the confusion I heard from some runners along the course.\r\nThe course feels fairly flat, apart from the gentle drag up to the Tower of London before turning round at the top, but its worth it just to then get to run all the way along the embankment.\r\nThe goody bag at the end was a little rubbish and I'm not sure I'll ever wear the loud t-shirt sent with the race pack, but then again, that's not why you sign up to a race like this. Will definitely try to sign up next year. ",
      "organizer_reply": null,
      "created_on": "2018-03-26T14:46:03"
    },
    {
      "id": 12436,
      "name": "Cat J.",
      "year": 2018,
      "average_rating": 4.91,
      "review_text": "<p>I was lucky enough to get a place in the Inaugural LLHM (spaces sold out in 20 minutes) and boy, am I glad I did.</p>\r\n<p>Considering this was the first race, you couldn't hardly fault it.  The lead up on social media has been outstanding, really making you want to be part of this race, including a live feed of the race on Facebook.</p>\r\n<p>Excellent race packs (including funky bag for the bag drop, tshirt, race guide & your bib).  </p>\r\n<p>Well organised, plenty of help on directing you to the race start line (although I think the pen colours kind of got a bit mixed up, as I seemed to be in a pen with a lot of different waves, which led to  abit of zig zagging round some athletes). Nevertheless, super course, loads of cheer stations, local support, plenty of water stations (and water in bottles.... you know my dislike of being handed a plastic white cup of water in a race). :-)</p>\r\n<p>Toilets as at every race are always a mare, 20p can get you into the loos at Traflagar Square (which were empty when I got there), so worth the pennies to spend a penny! :-) </p>\r\n<p>All the landmarks and quirky little places (EG. Guy Fawkes house) were signposted, so you could look out for them.  Guildhall School of Music & Drama provided plenty of on course entertainment. </p>\r\n<p>Some of the turns were a little tight on the course but you can wipe that out as the rest of the race totally makes up for it. Nice flat race, apart from the downhill (always welcome a downhill in a race) leading to 5k and your first water station and a nice little gradient around mile 9-10, that leads up to the turn for the Embankment into your last 5k of the run.</p>\r\n<p>Fabulous to hear Bow Bells ringing as you run past, suffragettes cheering you on, and it's not every day you get a Chelsea Pensioner or Pearly Queen handing you your medal at the finish line. (and an awesome medal, TOP MARKS!) We all love a bit of good bling. :-) </p>\r\n<p>LLHM have totally embraced everything that is Traditional London and thrown it all and more into one race.</p>\r\n<p>Love, love, loved it.  I will be signing up for next year. Totally worth the money and trip from Wales</p>\r\n<p> </p>",
      "clean_review_text": "I was lucky enough to get a place in the Inaugural LLHM (spaces sold out in 20 minutes) and boy, am I glad I did.\r\nConsidering this was the first race, you couldn't hardly fault it.  The lead up on social media has been outstanding, really making you want to be part of this race, including a live feed of the race on Facebook.\r\nExcellent race packs (including funky bag for the bag drop, tshirt, race guide & your bib).  \r\nWell organised, plenty of help on directing you to the race start line (although I think the pen colours kind of got a bit mixed up, as I seemed to be in a pen with a lot of different waves, which led to  abit of zig zagging round some athletes). Nevertheless, super course, loads of cheer stations, local support, plenty of water stations (and water in bottles.... you know my dislike of being handed a plastic white cup of water in a race). :-)\r\nToilets as at every race are always a mare, 20p can get you into the loos at Traflagar Square (which were empty when I got there), so worth the pennies to spend a penny! :-) \r\nAll the landmarks and quirky little places (EG. Guy Fawkes house) were signposted, so you could look out for them.  Guildhall School of Music & Drama provided plenty of on course entertainment. \r\nSome of the turns were a little tight on the course but you can wipe that out as the rest of the race totally makes up for it. Nice flat race, apart from the downhill (always welcome a downhill in a race) leading to 5k and your first water station and a nice little gradient around mile 9-10, that leads up to the turn for the Embankment into your last 5k of the run.\r\nFabulous to hear Bow Bells ringing as you run past, suffragettes cheering you on, and it's not every day you get a Chelsea Pensioner or Pearly Queen handing you your medal at the finish line. (and an awesome medal, TOP MARKS!) We all love a bit of good bling. :-) \r\nLLHM have totally embraced everything that is Traditional London and thrown it all and more into one race.\r\nLove, love, loved it.  I will be signing up for next year. Totally worth the money and trip from Wales\r\n ",
      "organizer_reply": null,
      "created_on": "2018-03-26T10:45:03"
    },
    {
      "id": 12437,
      "name": "Andy M.",
      "year": 2018,
      "average_rating": 5.0,
      "review_text": "<p>Having failed to get a spot in the London marathon we (the beter half and me) threw our hat in the ring for this new event being run around the streets of London taking in the best sights that the city had to offer.</p>\r\n<p>We logged on and managed to get places via the website but it did sell out pretty quickly (and it'll be quicker for next year as the event was a huge success. You can register your interest online by going to their website <a href=\"http://www.llhm.co.uk\">www.llhm.co.uk</a>  then at least you will get a heads up)</p>\r\n<p>Race pack (including t shirt which is pretty decent if not a tad loud!) was delivered the week before by post but you could pick up a reserve pack if you had problems with delivery. We went to the start on Saturday just to get our bearings, and it was near a few of the sights so not out of our way. </p>\r\n<p>Stayed in The Rochester Hotel , Grange Group, which was fine but staff had no idea about race so organising early breakfast was a little tricky however plans had been made, just the staff not told!! Otherwise it was fine and only a 15 minute walk (warm up) to start line)</p>\r\n<p>Race Day</p>\r\n<p>We were told to be there and allow an hour for bag drop.As it happened the organisation was top drawer and we flew through bag drop in about 10 minutes - as did most people. Only issue is that you get a wrist band to correspond with your bag number, not your race number. Mine came undone near end of race and when I went to collect my bag they said they couldnt accept it as they had not seen me take it off. We were able to say what was in the bag so no real panic but think that the organisers should just use race numbers as in other races.</p>\r\n<p>Toilets. London is not great for the WC at tyhe best of times however throw 10,000 runners into the mix and its chaos. Not really sure how you get around this but tere were quite a few portable toilets available, just sheer numbers made the queues massive. I also wish that people would queue outside one toilet not form one huge line and wait for a free one in the bank of toilets. TIP  take 20p piece and use the toilets in StJames Park. Spotlessly clean and practically empty , best 20p spent.</p>\r\n<p>After bag drop you then had to go under the arches at the end of The Mall to enter Pall Mall in order to ghet into the designated pens. I never actually saw any signs for where each pen started/finished and when on the opposite side of the road to the start arch when the gun went I noticed that not many of the front line were going to be sub 1,30 !! however it was probably more a fun run than an elite event. Infact we then became part of the problem by sneaking through a gap in the fence and started when our \"wave\" was due to start. The first 2 KM were slow due to a complete mish mash of runners and abilities however unless you're looking to break records its not the worst thing that can happen. After this just enjoy it as its an almost flat course with absolutely loads to see (every sight,vantage point observation is pointed out with big signs giving info on each sight) from choirs signing in Theatreland dressed as characters from Phantom or Wicked and various other shows, Brass bands, drummers, singers, dancers. Throw in The Bow Bells, The 2 rappers on the back of a lorry adding your name into whatever they were rapping. The entertainment list just went on and on. </p>\r\n<p>Support along the route was amazing especially the last 5k along the embankment towards the end at Houses of Parliament and the finish at Downing Street. The feed stations were well stocked with water and lucazade energy drinks and huge numbers of volunteers. There were lots of random supporters with plentiful supplies of sweets to give you that sugar rush if required but to be honest the buzz from the crowd was enough to get you around.</p>\r\n<p>At the Finish line you were greeted by music, dancers,volunteers handing out drinks, sweets ,bars etc etc and they ranged from youngsters to the very impressive Chelsea Pensioners which was a really nice touch. Then the medal!! By far the best I have ever seen. At first they look like standard medals but they actually opened up on a hinge to reveal one side where you could get your time engraved and on the other side an embossed route map- Quality!!!</p>\r\n<p>Would I recommend this race ?  Absolutely</p>\r\n<p>Would I do it again ? In a heart beat</p>\r\n<p>We combined this race with having a bit of sightseeing and catching up with friends (did the open bus tour on Saturday so did everything - including most of the route!- without tiring out the legs) </p>\r\n<p>Very very enjoyable .....and Mrs Moore got a pb so Brownie points too!</p>\r\n<p> </p>\r\n<p> </p>\r\n<p> </p>\r\n<p> </p>",
      "clean_review_text": "Having failed to get a spot in the London marathon we (the beter half and me) threw our hat in the ring for this new event being run around the streets of London taking in the best sights that the city had to offer.\r\nWe logged on and managed to get places via the website but it did sell out pretty quickly (and it'll be quicker for next year as the event was a huge success. You can register your interest online by going to their website www.llhm.co.uk  then at least you will get a heads up)\r\nRace pack (including t shirt which is pretty decent if not a tad loud!) was delivered the week before by post but you could pick up a reserve pack if you had problems with delivery. We went to the start on Saturday just to get our bearings, and it was near a few of the sights so not out of our way. \r\nStayed in The Rochester Hotel , Grange Group, which was fine but staff had no idea about race so organising early breakfast was a little tricky however plans had been made, just the staff not told!! Otherwise it was fine and only a 15 minute walk (warm up) to start line)\r\nRace Day\r\nWe were told to be there and allow an hour for bag drop.As it happened the organisation was top drawer and we flew through bag drop in about 10 minutes - as did most people. Only issue is that you get a wrist band to correspond with your bag number, not your race number. Mine came undone near end of race and when I went to collect my bag they said they couldnt accept it as they had not seen me take it off. We were able to say what was in the bag so no real panic but think that the organisers should just use race numbers as in other races.\r\nToilets. London is not great for the WC at tyhe best of times however throw 10,000 runners into the mix and its chaos. Not really sure how you get around this but tere were quite a few portable toilets available, just sheer numbers made the queues massive. I also wish that people would queue outside one toilet not form one huge line and wait for a free one in the bank of toilets. TIP  take 20p piece and use the toilets in StJames Park. Spotlessly clean and practically empty , best 20p spent.\r\nAfter bag drop you then had to go under the arches at the end of The Mall to enter Pall Mall in order to ghet into the designated pens. I never actually saw any signs for where each pen started/finished and when on the opposite side of the road to the start arch when the gun went I noticed that not many of the front line were going to be sub 1,30 !! however it was probably more a fun run than an elite event. Infact we then became part of the problem by sneaking through a gap in the fence and started when our \"wave\" was due to start. The first 2 KM were slow due to a complete mish mash of runners and abilities however unless you're looking to break records its not the worst thing that can happen. After this just enjoy it as its an almost flat course with absolutely loads to see (every sight,vantage point observation is pointed out with big signs giving info on each sight) from choirs signing in Theatreland dressed as characters from Phantom or Wicked and various other shows, Brass bands, drummers, singers, dancers. Throw in The Bow Bells, The 2 rappers on the back of a lorry adding your name into whatever they were rapping. The entertainment list just went on and on. \r\nSupport along the route was amazing especially the last 5k along the embankment towards the end at Houses of Parliament and the finish at Downing Street. The feed stations were well stocked with water and lucazade energy drinks and huge numbers of volunteers. There were lots of random supporters with plentiful supplies of sweets to give you that sugar rush if required but to be honest the buzz from the crowd was enough to get you around.\r\nAt the Finish line you were greeted by music, dancers,volunteers handing out drinks, sweets ,bars etc etc and they ranged from youngsters to the very impressive Chelsea Pensioners which was a really nice touch. Then the medal!! By far the best I have ever seen. At first they look like standard medals but they actually opened up on a hinge to reveal one side where you could get your time engraved and on the other side an embossed route map- Quality!!!\r\nWould I recommend this race ?  Absolutely\r\nWould I do it again ? In a heart beat\r\nWe combined this race with having a bit of sightseeing and catching up with friends (did the open bus tour on Saturday so did everything - including most of the route!- without tiring out the legs) \r\nVery very enjoyable .....and Mrs Moore got a pb so Brownie points too!\r\n \r\n \r\n \r\n ",
      "organizer_reply": null,
      "created_on": "2018-03-26T11:42:38"
    },
    {
      "id": 12439,
      "name": "Stephne P.",
      "year": 2018,
      "average_rating": 4.82,
      "review_text": "<p>was so looking forward to this one and it lived up to all expectations.  The atomosphere was amazing, and the supportes and marshals didn’t disappoint.  </p>\r\n<p> </p>\r\n<p>Different entertainment and stages throughout the  course were great. Only downside was at parts did feel like was going around in circles, some of the back streets were quiet- other parts made up for that though!  Over all - loved it!  </p>\r\n<p> </p>\r\n<p>Oh and PS - great bling! </p>",
      "clean_review_text": "was so looking forward to this one and it lived up to all expectations.  The atomosphere was amazing, and the supportes and marshals didn’t disappoint.  \r\n \r\nDifferent entertainment and stages throughout the  course were great. Only downside was at parts did feel like was going around in circles, some of the back streets were quiet- other parts made up for that though!  Over all - loved it!  \r\n \r\nOh and PS - great bling! ",
      "organizer_reply": null,
      "created_on": "2018-03-26T12:12:03"
    },
    {
      "id": 12444,
      "name": "Daniel  (#visorhair) S.",
      "year": 2018,
      "average_rating": 4.91,
      "review_text": "<p>London Landmarks half was a great half marathon. </p>\r\n<p>But like all inaugural races they all require feedback to improve. </p>\r\n<p>From memory registration online was a nightmare and I managed to qualify first time so I cannot moan. </p>\r\n<p>Race pack arrived on time and was happy with it. </p>\r\n<p>Racebag provided was a bit small but I managed to squeeze everything I required in it. But only just. </p>\r\n<p>Onto the race. </p>\r\n<p>I was in the first batch and of runners and this needs more though as no disrespect I was having to over take runners who clearly should have been at the back, slowing me down and making it hard to over take. So I didn’t enjoy this part. </p>\r\n<p>It took me 3 miles to catch the 1.30 pacer. So the placing of pacers at the start could and should of been better. </p>\r\n<p>Water stations had bottled water and bottled lucozade so not a plastic cup onsite  already better than most races.   </p>\r\n<p>Toilets were a bit sparse if I am honest. </p>\r\n<p>The course was relitively flat apart from one hill around mile 9 -10. </p>\r\n<p>The medal was really nice and is probably my most favourite one I have collected so far I just love it.</p>\r\n<p>2 things to note, 1) I could of done with a foil to wrap around myself after the race as the bag drop is 5 miles away and I was frozen by the time I got to my stuff.</p>\r\n<p>2) Also a bag for the goodies you receive at the end would of helped, paper bag as we can’t use plastic bags lol lol.</p>\r\n<p>I really enjoyed 99% of the race and would def compete again. </p>",
      "clean_review_text": "London Landmarks half was a great half marathon. \r\nBut like all inaugural races they all require feedback to improve. \r\nFrom memory registration online was a nightmare and I managed to qualify first time so I cannot moan. \r\nRace pack arrived on time and was happy with it. \r\nRacebag provided was a bit small but I managed to squeeze everything I required in it. But only just. \r\nOnto the race. \r\nI was in the first batch and of runners and this needs more though as no disrespect I was having to over take runners who clearly should have been at the back, slowing me down and making it hard to over take. So I didn’t enjoy this part. \r\nIt took me 3 miles to catch the 1.30 pacer. So the placing of pacers at the start could and should of been better. \r\nWater stations had bottled water and bottled lucozade so not a plastic cup onsite  already better than most races.   \r\nToilets were a bit sparse if I am honest. \r\nThe course was relitively flat apart from one hill around mile 9 -10. \r\nThe medal was really nice and is probably my most favourite one I have collected so far I just love it.\r\n2 things to note, 1) I could of done with a foil to wrap around myself after the race as the bag drop is 5 miles away and I was frozen by the time I got to my stuff.\r\n2) Also a bag for the goodies you receive at the end would of helped, paper bag as we can’t use plastic bags lol lol.\r\nI really enjoyed 99% of the race and would def compete again. ",
      "organizer_reply": null,
      "created_on": "2018-03-26T14:35:41"
    },
    {
      "id": 12464,
      "name": "Richard B.",
      "year": 2018,
      "average_rating": 5.0,
      "review_text": "<p>I absolutely loved this race. It was the inaugural event which I captured in my race video <a href=\"https://youtu.be/hJqYNTQyDGI\">https://youtu.be/hJqYNTQyDGI</a> </p>\r\n<p>You’ll see from start to finish there were multiple cheering station all themed with volunteers in fancy dress, music & entertainment & all of London’s grand, hidden & quirky Landmarks on Show. </p>\r\n<p>There was literally no opportunity to become bored or drift off inside your own head there was something going on every minute of it.</p>\r\n<p>Celebrities, awesome costumes & the medal was epic it opened like a locket see it on the video <a href=\"https://youtu.be/hJqYNTQyDGI\">https://youtu.be/hJqYNTQyDGI</a> </p>",
      "clean_review_text": "I absolutely loved this race. It was the inaugural event which I captured in my race video https://youtu.be/hJqYNTQyDGI \r\nYou’ll see from start to finish there were multiple cheering station all themed with volunteers in fancy dress, music & entertainment & all of London’s grand, hidden & quirky Landmarks on Show. \r\nThere was literally no opportunity to become bored or drift off inside your own head there was something going on every minute of it.\r\nCelebrities, awesome costumes & the medal was epic it opened like a locket see it on the video https://youtu.be/hJqYNTQyDGI ",
      "organizer_reply": null,
      "created_on": "2018-03-26T18:42:11"
    },
    {
      "id": 12466,
      "name": "Lin E.",
      "year": 2018,
      "average_rating": 3.91,
      "review_text": "<p>For a first event this wasn’t bad but a few hiccups at the start. Queue for the bag drop + a 30min queue to the toilets had us running to the start and despite us being spread out into waves there didn’t seem to be any pens so everyone we’re jumbled up approaching the start. The start itself was busy and quite slow in places but this eventually opened up. Also couldn’t spot any pacers in the start pens, only saw them a while in when we were on Waterloo Bridge. </p>\r\n<p>The route is good but quite winding and a lot of turns to navigate, but the signs marking the landmarks were a nice touch, I’ve run many races through central London but never seem to look up and actually enjoy the surroundings. The back and forth got a bit disorienting after a while though and the marshals weren’t really controlling the crowd very well, had a few near misses with the public crossing the route, but I guess that’s inevitable over such a long route.</p>\r\n<p>The water stations and two lucozade station were well managed, great to get the lucozade in bottles rather than ending up wearing half of it when in cups (although why there aren’t smaller bottles available for races is still a mystery - such a waste). </p>\r\n<p>The support on the route was good, plenty of cheer stations and entertainment but a few quiet spots around the City. </p>\r\n<p>The finish was good, useful goodies at the end (water, lucozade, a snack bar) and no faff with tshirts etc and the medal was nice and a bit different. The instant text with the finish time was also good. </p>\r\n<p>Overall it was a great day. The biggest downer with this event was the registration itself back in 2017, the site crashed/ran out within minutes of spaces opening and caused a lot of frustration. Hopefully they’ll sort that out as well as the start for next year and this could be a great event. </p>",
      "clean_review_text": "For a first event this wasn’t bad but a few hiccups at the start. Queue for the bag drop + a 30min queue to the toilets had us running to the start and despite us being spread out into waves there didn’t seem to be any pens so everyone we’re jumbled up approaching the start. The start itself was busy and quite slow in places but this eventually opened up. Also couldn’t spot any pacers in the start pens, only saw them a while in when we were on Waterloo Bridge. \r\nThe route is good but quite winding and a lot of turns to navigate, but the signs marking the landmarks were a nice touch, I’ve run many races through central London but never seem to look up and actually enjoy the surroundings. The back and forth got a bit disorienting after a while though and the marshals weren’t really controlling the crowd very well, had a few near misses with the public crossing the route, but I guess that’s inevitable over such a long route.\r\nThe water stations and two lucozade station were well managed, great to get the lucozade in bottles rather than ending up wearing half of it when in cups (although why there aren’t smaller bottles available for races is still a mystery - such a waste). \r\nThe support on the route was good, plenty of cheer stations and entertainment but a few quiet spots around the City. \r\nThe finish was good, useful goodies at the end (water, lucozade, a snack bar) and no faff with tshirts etc and the medal was nice and a bit different. The instant text with the finish time was also good. \r\nOverall it was a great day. The biggest downer with this event was the registration itself back in 2017, the site crashed/ran out within minutes of spaces opening and caused a lot of frustration. Hopefully they’ll sort that out as well as the start for next year and this could be a great event. ",
      "organizer_reply": null,
      "created_on": "2018-03-26T19:25:06"
    },
    {
      "id": 12472,
      "name": "Scott R.",
      "year": 2018,
      "average_rating": 2.36,
      "review_text": "<p>I have run a lot of half marathons so feel I’m well placed to be critical if the race deserves it. Let’s start with the price which for 13.1 miles is extortionate when you consider there are fully fuelled ultras at slightly more money. So with Landmarks your money was spent on a shirt, medal, oversized drinks (the wastage annoys the hell out of me) and closing London roads. </p>\r\n<p>The baggage drop was a joke, why not send out baggage tags with the race packs rather than doing them one by one, this slowed things massively. </p>\r\n<p>If you are organising a race with 10,000 people you would think more than about 20 portaloos would be a good idea. Also in central London you need more on the course I spotted 4!!! After 5 miles. </p>\r\n<p>These big races really have become about ‘Money’ the race organisers would have taken well over half a million £ and I honestly cannot see where it was spent. Somebody certainly did well. </p>\r\n<p>If nothing more they could at least by smaller sport drinks, 500ml bottles than 95% of runners throw 400ml away. Poor race </p>",
      "clean_review_text": "I have run a lot of half marathons so feel I’m well placed to be critical if the race deserves it. Let’s start with the price which for 13.1 miles is extortionate when you consider there are fully fuelled ultras at slightly more money. So with Landmarks your money was spent on a shirt, medal, oversized drinks (the wastage annoys the hell out of me) and closing London roads. \r\nThe baggage drop was a joke, why not send out baggage tags with the race packs rather than doing them one by one, this slowed things massively. \r\nIf you are organising a race with 10,000 people you would think more than about 20 portaloos would be a good idea. Also in central London you need more on the course I spotted 4!!! After 5 miles. \r\nThese big races really have become about ‘Money’ the race organisers would have taken well over half a million £ and I honestly cannot see where it was spent. Somebody certainly did well. \r\nIf nothing more they could at least by smaller sport drinks, 500ml bottles than 95% of runners throw 400ml away. Poor race ",
      "organizer_reply": null,
      "created_on": "2018-03-26T20:16:40"
    }
  ]
}

Get event reviews by yearGET

Retrieves all reviews from the specified year that have been left for the event provided in the URL.

The API endpoint used to retrieve reviews from a specific year is https://api.racecheck.com/reviews/{event_id}/{year}/.

The response is in JSON format. The next and previous can be used to cycle through the additional pages of reviews for the given event; the total number of pages is shown in the pages key.

Parameters
Name Description
event_idrequired The numeric event ID for which you want to retrieve reviews for. The event_id can be found in a Race Search or Get Races response.
yearrequired The year for which you want to retrieve reviews from.
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curl https://api.racecheck.com/reviews/11781/2018/ \
-H 'Authorization: Api-Key {your-api-key}'
{
  "next": "https://api.racecheck.com/reviews/11781/2018/?page=2",
  "previous": null,
  "pages": 2,
  "id": 11781,
  "title": "London Landmarks Half Marathon",
  "all_time_average": 4.75,
  "all_time_count": 73,
  "year_average": 4.7,
  "year_count": 39,
  "race_organisation_rating": [
    {
      "registration_process": 4.73
    },
    {
      "logistics": 4.68
    },
    {
      "environmentally_friendly": 5.0
    },
    {
      "race_briefing": 4.73
    },
    {
      "value_for_money": 4.57
    },
    {
      "quality_of_aid_stations": 4.62
    }
  ],
  "course_rating": [
    {
      "natural_beauty": 4.76
    },
    {
      "ease_of_navigation": 4.78
    },
    {
      "safety": 4.81
    },
    {
      "uniqueness": 4.85
    },
    {
      "local_support": 4.85
    },
    {
      "marshal_supervision": 4.79
    }
  ],
  "reviews": [
    {
      "id": 28397,
      "name": "Rob W.",
      "year": 2018,
      "average_rating": 5.0,
      "review_text": "<p>Such an amazing event, from the pre-race build up, to the slick organisation to the amazing atmosphere and an absolutely amazing medal. It's no wonder this is THE London Half Marathon that EVERYBODY wants to run.</p>",
      "clean_review_text": "Such an amazing event, from the pre-race build up, to the slick organisation to the amazing atmosphere and an absolutely amazing medal. It's no wonder this is THE London Half Marathon that EVERYBODY wants to run.",
      "organizer_reply": null,
      "created_on": "2020-01-02T14:33:06"
    },
    {
      "id": 21720,
      "name": "Nicola M.",
      "year": 2018,
      "average_rating": 4.82,
      "review_text": "<p>I was very lucky to run in this inaugural race.  It was well organised, race pack sent out a few weeks before including t-shirt. Atmosphere was fantastic and its a very good route for your supporters to follow you round and pop up on different parts of the course.  I stayed in London the night before so didnt need to use the bag drop facilities. A facebook page was set up and has continued through London Landmarks and Beyond due to the success of this event and there is now merchandise available.</p>",
      "clean_review_text": "I was very lucky to run in this inaugural race.  It was well organised, race pack sent out a few weeks before including t-shirt. Atmosphere was fantastic and its a very good route for your supporters to follow you round and pop up on different parts of the course.  I stayed in London the night before so didnt need to use the bag drop facilities. A facebook page was set up and has continued through London Landmarks and Beyond due to the success of this event and there is now merchandise available.",
      "organizer_reply": null,
      "created_on": "2019-04-30T19:44:57"
    },
    {
      "id": 19471,
      "name": "Sharon T.",
      "year": 2018,
      "average_rating": 4.82,
      "review_text": "Running the inaugural race as my first half marathon is one I’ll never forget. The course was great with fantastic support throughout. To keep it to the centre of London however, is does get very windy and zig zaggy but I didn’t mind that. The atmosphere was amazing. The communication before the race was fantastic and we were given a large heavy duty bag for the bag drop (now my race bag!) and the finisher medal and T were superb!\nHaving run the London Winter 10k I was familiar with the rolling start for the waves but this did confuse a lot of people not expecting that. As we waited for our wave, we found our pacer easily and got round in the time we’d aimed for. Would love to race it again but sadly the 2019 registration was ballot based and if that continues will be very difficult to get into without a charity place, but would do it again in a heartbeat!",
      "clean_review_text": "Running the inaugural race as my first half marathon is one I’ll never forget. The course was great with fantastic support throughout. To keep it to the centre of London however, is does get very windy and zig zaggy but I didn’t mind that. The atmosphere was amazing. The communication before the race was fantastic and we were given a large heavy duty bag for the bag drop (now my race bag!) and the finisher medal and T were superb!\nHaving run the London Winter 10k I was familiar with the rolling start for the waves but this did confuse a lot of people not expecting that. As we waited for our wave, we found our pacer easily and got round in the time we’d aimed for. Would love to race it again but sadly the 2019 registration was ballot based and if that continues will be very difficult to get into without a charity place, but would do it again in a heartbeat!",
      "organizer_reply": null,
      "created_on": "2019-01-20T20:34:44"
    },
    {
      "id": 19154,
      "name": "Jo S.",
      "year": 2018,
      "average_rating": 5.0,
      "review_text": "It was London landmarks inaugural race, very lucky to get first come first served entry from 2019 ballot entry or charity of course.\r\nGot fab t shirt and heavy duty plastic bag for bag drop before the event.\r\nSupport, aid stations, Marshall’s, music, you name it was a brilliant day all in all. Couldn’t fault it and best of all have made many new friends and got support from our very own yellow army LLHM Facebook page, medal was excellent too",
      "clean_review_text": "It was London landmarks inaugural race, very lucky to get first come first served entry from 2019 ballot entry or charity of course.\r\nGot fab t shirt and heavy duty plastic bag for bag drop before the event.\r\nSupport, aid stations, Marshall’s, music, you name it was a brilliant day all in all. Couldn’t fault it and best of all have made many new friends and got support from our very own yellow army LLHM Facebook page, medal was excellent too",
      "organizer_reply": null,
      "created_on": "2019-01-05T21:41:42"
    },
    {
      "id": 18386,
      "name": "David H.",
      "year": 2018,
      "average_rating": 5.0,
      "review_text": "Fantastic event, run right through the heart of London with all of the major landmarks - Trafalgar Square, St Paul's Cathedral, The Guildhall, Big Ben - it had everything!\r\n\r\nYou would never have believed that this was the first time this race had been organised - everything was really slick,.",
      "clean_review_text": "Fantastic event, run right through the heart of London with all of the major landmarks - Trafalgar Square, St Paul's Cathedral, The Guildhall, Big Ben - it had everything!\r\n\r\nYou would never have believed that this was the first time this race had been organised - everything was really slick,.",
      "organizer_reply": null,
      "created_on": "2018-11-15T11:32:02"
    },
    {
      "id": 18385,
      "name": "Kate P.",
      "year": 2018,
      "average_rating": 5.0,
      "review_text": "Incredibly unique event with amazing views and support!",
      "clean_review_text": "Incredibly unique event with amazing views and support!",
      "organizer_reply": null,
      "created_on": "2018-11-15T09:15:27"
    },
    {
      "id": 18382,
      "name": "Emma O.",
      "year": 2018,
      "average_rating": 4.9,
      "review_text": "Doing the inaugural race was fantastic.  There’s something  surreal about running  the streets of the City  on a weekend . Crowd support was great all the way around & those who came to see us did so at numerous points on the route. \r\nHope to take more notice of the landmarks next time as was “surviving” my first half in 2018 so only have vague recollections of a few! \r\nWould definitely recommend as a fun & inclusive half.",
      "clean_review_text": "Doing the inaugural race was fantastic.  There’s something  surreal about running  the streets of the City  on a weekend . Crowd support was great all the way around & those who came to see us did so at numerous points on the route. \r\nHope to take more notice of the landmarks next time as was “surviving” my first half in 2018 so only have vague recollections of a few! \r\nWould definitely recommend as a fun & inclusive half.",
      "organizer_reply": null,
      "created_on": "2018-11-14T20:36:03"
    },
    {
      "id": 18326,
      "name": "Devina G.",
      "year": 2018,
      "average_rating": 5.0,
      "review_text": "Best half marathon in London! \r\nMost interesting and fun run.",
      "clean_review_text": "Best half marathon in London! \r\nMost interesting and fun run.",
      "organizer_reply": null,
      "created_on": "2018-11-13T16:01:09"
    },
    {
      "id": 18324,
      "name": "Hank J.",
      "year": 2018,
      "average_rating": 5.0,
      "review_text": "I was buzzing when I turned up for this event. What a fantastic route, for a fantastic cause. What more could you ask for? Bring on 2019!",
      "clean_review_text": "I was buzzing when I turned up for this event. What a fantastic route, for a fantastic cause. What more could you ask for? Bring on 2019!",
      "organizer_reply": null,
      "created_on": "2018-11-13T15:03:23"
    },
    {
      "id": 18322,
      "name": "Rosie L.",
      "year": 2018,
      "average_rating": 5.0,
      "review_text": "It was incredible. My first half marathon, I hated every minute of the 6 months of training but I would do it again in a heartbeat to experience the race again.",
      "clean_review_text": "It was incredible. My first half marathon, I hated every minute of the 6 months of training but I would do it again in a heartbeat to experience the race again.",
      "organizer_reply": null,
      "created_on": "2018-11-13T14:46:49"
    },
    {
      "id": 17984,
      "name": "Sarah J.",
      "year": 2018,
      "average_rating": 5.0,
      "review_text": "Oh my god!! This was in all honesty the best race I've done so far!! I've never ventured out of Wales so to get a place at the very first London Landmarks was amazing.\r\n\r\nThe information provided on the run up to this event was first class and it really helped to settle my nerves about taking part in the biggest event ive done to date.\r\n\r\nI never used the bag drop, but they provided a bag for this and its fab,.  The tshirt is bright and funky and the medal - well its the dogs doo dahs! It opens out which is very cool.  To be presented my medal by a Chelsea Pensioner was something very special.\r\n\r\nThis is one event I wont repeat however, simply as I honestly don't think I could ever beat the feeling I had finishing as part of the first one.  London Landmarks really surpassed themselves and I would recommend everyone try and do it!",
      "clean_review_text": "Oh my god!! This was in all honesty the best race I've done so far!! I've never ventured out of Wales so to get a place at the very first London Landmarks was amazing.\r\n\r\nThe information provided on the run up to this event was first class and it really helped to settle my nerves about taking part in the biggest event ive done to date.\r\n\r\nI never used the bag drop, but they provided a bag for this and its fab,.  The tshirt is bright and funky and the medal - well its the dogs doo dahs! It opens out which is very cool.  To be presented my medal by a Chelsea Pensioner was something very special.\r\n\r\nThis is one event I wont repeat however, simply as I honestly don't think I could ever beat the feeling I had finishing as part of the first one.  London Landmarks really surpassed themselves and I would recommend everyone try and do it!",
      "organizer_reply": null,
      "created_on": "2018-10-31T03:50:47"
    },
    {
      "id": 12796,
      "name": "Jo R.",
      "year": 2018,
      "average_rating": 4.9,
      "review_text": "<p>When the emails came through last year about this race I definitely wanted to be a part of this inaugural race!</p>\r\n<p>Bib and bag arrived through the post and on the run up to the race we received plenty of emails  (maybe slightly too many) from the organisers about the race, the clock change and the lack of toilets at the start line. </p>\r\n<p>Turned up on the day and there were marshalls outside the tube station directing people and the bag drop was very efficient. As they had mentioned in the emails there weren't many portaloos so the queues were quite big.</p>\r\n<p>We made our way to the start line about 20mins before our wave was due to start however the idea of waves seemed to have gone out of the window and it was basically first come first served in terms of starting after the initial wave. This for me was great as I normally start towards the back however I can understand for faster runners this may have been frustrating. </p>\r\n<p>I absolutely loved this race. Around the course the organisers had put interesting facts up about what we were running past. I really enjoyed the route and although there was quite a few turns to go back on yourself I didn't find this too bad. The local support was fantastic and as your name is printed on the bib so you get lots of people encouraging you along. The water stations were well stocked and they gave out bottles which I prefer. The last 4 miles I started to struggle so I found a pacer and stuck with him and the crowd definitely got me through those last few miles. </p>\r\n<p>I highly recommend this race. The bling is great, crowd support was incredible and I wouldn't hesitate in doing this race again. </p>\r\n<p> </p>",
      "clean_review_text": "When the emails came through last year about this race I definitely wanted to be a part of this inaugural race!\r\nBib and bag arrived through the post and on the run up to the race we received plenty of emails  (maybe slightly too many) from the organisers about the race, the clock change and the lack of toilets at the start line. \r\nTurned up on the day and there were marshalls outside the tube station directing people and the bag drop was very efficient. As they had mentioned in the emails there weren't many portaloos so the queues were quite big.\r\nWe made our way to the start line about 20mins before our wave was due to start however the idea of waves seemed to have gone out of the window and it was basically first come first served in terms of starting after the initial wave. This for me was great as I normally start towards the back however I can understand for faster runners this may have been frustrating. \r\nI absolutely loved this race. Around the course the organisers had put interesting facts up about what we were running past. I really enjoyed the route and although there was quite a few turns to go back on yourself I didn't find this too bad. The local support was fantastic and as your name is printed on the bib so you get lots of people encouraging you along. The water stations were well stocked and they gave out bottles which I prefer. The last 4 miles I started to struggle so I found a pacer and stuck with him and the crowd definitely got me through those last few miles. \r\nI highly recommend this race. The bling is great, crowd support was incredible and I wouldn't hesitate in doing this race again. \r\n ",
      "organizer_reply": null,
      "created_on": "2018-04-10T06:17:27"
    },
    {
      "id": 12872,
      "name": "Natasha M.",
      "year": 2018,
      "average_rating": 5.0,
      "review_text": "<p>I ran the LLHM for Alzheimer’s Research. It was my first half marathon and I loved every second. The onformation beforehand, the organisation, the support, the route - couldn’t fault anything. It’s the London Landmarks Half that got me running & I’ll be forever grateful for the opportunity. </p>",
      "clean_review_text": "I ran the LLHM for Alzheimer’s Research. It was my first half marathon and I loved every second. The onformation beforehand, the organisation, the support, the route - couldn’t fault anything. It’s the London Landmarks Half that got me running & I’ll be forever grateful for the opportunity. ",
      "organizer_reply": null,
      "created_on": "2018-04-14T05:47:20"
    },
    {
      "id": 12420,
      "name": "Heidi S.",
      "year": 2018,
      "average_rating": 5.0,
      "review_text": "<p>Aside from the  strange mixed start resulting in lots of swerving and kerb jumping to get around people this was an almost perfect race. I’m not sure if it was the atmosphere or the amount of lucozade I had but I just didn’t stop smiling the whole way around. The support from volunteers, the public and charities was just fantastic. The views were amazing and I loved learning little facts about London.</p>\r\n<p>Running the London Marathon last year was special but I think the uniqueness of this race stole my heart a little so much so I have already pre-registered for 2019. </p>\r\n<p>Aside from one cheeky hill it was definitely a race to get a personal best. If you do sign up to run it I would say enjoy everything that is on offer around you. We got some fantastic pictures mid-route of the landmarks and people dressed up to entertain. </p>\r\n<p>Well done LLM. See you next year :-) </p>\r\n<p> </p>",
      "clean_review_text": "Aside from the  strange mixed start resulting in lots of swerving and kerb jumping to get around people this was an almost perfect race. I’m not sure if it was the atmosphere or the amount of lucozade I had but I just didn’t stop smiling the whole way around. The support from volunteers, the public and charities was just fantastic. The views were amazing and I loved learning little facts about London.\r\nRunning the London Marathon last year was special but I think the uniqueness of this race stole my heart a little so much so I have already pre-registered for 2019. \r\nAside from one cheeky hill it was definitely a race to get a personal best. If you do sign up to run it I would say enjoy everything that is on offer around you. We got some fantastic pictures mid-route of the landmarks and people dressed up to entertain. \r\nWell done LLM. See you next year :-) \r\n ",
      "organizer_reply": null,
      "created_on": "2018-03-25T20:19:32"
    },
    {
      "id": 12423,
      "name": "Chris B.",
      "year": 2018,
      "average_rating": 4.9,
      "review_text": "<p>Great crowd support and a stonking route. Super organisation, they really thought this through well.  The best Half I've done by a mile ( and I've done a hell of a lot).  Great medal and great app.  Only slight grumble is that the course measured 22.1km on my watch.</p>",
      "clean_review_text": "Great crowd support and a stonking route. Super organisation, they really thought this through well.  The best Half I've done by a mile ( and I've done a hell of a lot).  Great medal and great app.  Only slight grumble is that the course measured 22.1km on my watch.",
      "organizer_reply": null,
      "created_on": "2018-03-25T20:35:34"
    },
    {
      "id": 12393,
      "name": "John W.",
      "year": 2018,
      "average_rating": 4.55,
      "review_text": "<p>Stayed with friends and drove into London double  early (clocks had gone forward). Parked up easily.</p>\r\n<p>Jibbed the queue a bit and joined right near the front. Started dead on time, what a brilliant run. Twisting through the centre of London with fantastic support, choirs, music and great sights. </p>\r\n<p>Fairly flat and deffinatly fast. </p>\r\n<p>If you can get in to next year's do it. </p>",
      "clean_review_text": "Stayed with friends and drove into London double  early (clocks had gone forward). Parked up easily.\r\nJibbed the queue a bit and joined right near the front. Started dead on time, what a brilliant run. Twisting through the centre of London with fantastic support, choirs, music and great sights. \r\nFairly flat and deffinatly fast. \r\nIf you can get in to next year's do it. ",
      "organizer_reply": null,
      "created_on": "2018-03-25T12:44:32"
    },
    {
      "id": 12398,
      "name": "Eddie G.",
      "year": 2018,
      "average_rating": 4.8,
      "review_text": "<p>I was a tad worried I would encounter some logistical problems with it being the first LLHM but it was well organised throughout the day.</p>\r\n<p>The only thing that could have impacted some people' race was that the start waves became mixed. This didn' effect me but sure some people will say they were caught up etc.</p>\r\n<p>Highlight for me was the last three miles. The whole.course was well supported but particularly the last 3 where you ran along the road next to the Thames.</p>\r\n<p>Great marshals, loads of charity cheers points and music all the way round meant there was always something to look at.</p>\r\n<p>I found the whole race day much more enjoyable than last years RP half and would imagine this will sell out quickly for next year.</p>\r\n<p>Water and Lucozade on course and at end and an interesting medal design.</p>\r\n<p>Looking forward to 2019.</p>\r\n<p> </p>",
      "clean_review_text": "I was a tad worried I would encounter some logistical problems with it being the first LLHM but it was well organised throughout the day.\r\nThe only thing that could have impacted some people' race was that the start waves became mixed. This didn' effect me but sure some people will say they were caught up etc.\r\nHighlight for me was the last three miles. The whole.course was well supported but particularly the last 3 where you ran along the road next to the Thames.\r\nGreat marshals, loads of charity cheers points and music all the way round meant there was always something to look at.\r\nI found the whole race day much more enjoyable than last years RP half and would imagine this will sell out quickly for next year.\r\nWater and Lucozade on course and at end and an interesting medal design.\r\nLooking forward to 2019.\r\n ",
      "organizer_reply": null,
      "created_on": "2018-03-25T14:16:03"
    },
    {
      "id": 12428,
      "name": "Sarah M.",
      "year": 2018,
      "average_rating": 4.09,
      "review_text": "<p>I signed up for this so long ago that I can't remember how easy it was! I saw it advertised and thought- perfect - a HM in my own town. After that I signed up for subsequent HM and a full marathon, so it wasn't the PB attempt I had initially planned. However it wasn't snowing and it wasn't cancelled, so that was a bonus. </p>\r\n<p>I enjoyed running in London - past lots of landmarks, but the route did mess with my head a little bit! You do feel like you are running in circles a little bit. There are numerous switchbacks, which can make it a bit dangerous at times- one lady swerved right out in front of me. </p>\r\n<p>It is pretty flat though, so that was a good thing.</p>\r\n<p>There were four water stations and I think two had lucozade as well.</p>\r\n<p>Lots of support on the course from different charity cheer points and general family spectators. I guess it was easy to move around the course and spot runners multiple times. I don't know though as I was flying solo for this one. </p>\r\n<p>Bag drop was well organised, but quite far away from the finish. I didn't have to queue at either end. </p>\r\n<p>The medal is lovely- very pleased with the bling, and the zip pocket sweatband is something I might actually use!</p>",
      "clean_review_text": "I signed up for this so long ago that I can't remember how easy it was! I saw it advertised and thought- perfect - a HM in my own town. After that I signed up for subsequent HM and a full marathon, so it wasn't the PB attempt I had initially planned. However it wasn't snowing and it wasn't cancelled, so that was a bonus. \r\nI enjoyed running in London - past lots of landmarks, but the route did mess with my head a little bit! You do feel like you are running in circles a little bit. There are numerous switchbacks, which can make it a bit dangerous at times- one lady swerved right out in front of me. \r\nIt is pretty flat though, so that was a good thing.\r\nThere were four water stations and I think two had lucozade as well.\r\nLots of support on the course from different charity cheer points and general family spectators. I guess it was easy to move around the course and spot runners multiple times. I don't know though as I was flying solo for this one. \r\nBag drop was well organised, but quite far away from the finish. I didn't have to queue at either end. \r\nThe medal is lovely- very pleased with the bling, and the zip pocket sweatband is something I might actually use!",
      "organizer_reply": null,
      "created_on": "2018-03-26T07:07:40"
    },
    {
      "id": 12445,
      "name": "Jennifer G.",
      "year": 2018,
      "average_rating": 4.73,
      "review_text": "<p>All in all, I was pretty impressed by the race. Given its sheer size and the fact that this was its first year, there was so much that could have gone wrong, but aside from the start waves getting muddled it was all good.</p>\r\n<p>Loo queues were bareable, and the bag drop quick, although a decent walk from both the start and finish. There was enough water, lucozade, marshalls, music, support, and loo roll. So race essentials covered!</p>\r\n<p>Don't expect a PB unless you get a lucky clear run in the first couple of km. The waved start appeared to actually be a free for all, so there was a wide range of abilities on the course throughout. This led to a very slow start and then busy twists and turns through the City of London. (I lost count of the number of times I thought we were at Bank...) The waved start also meant that there were multiple pacers at different points in the pack with the same times on their backs. If the signs had included which wave they were from, it would have stopped the confusion I heard from some runners along the course.</p>\r\n<p>The course feels fairly flat, apart from the gentle drag up to the Tower of London before turning round at the top, but its worth it just to then get to run all the way along the embankment.</p>\r\n<p>The goody bag at the end was a little rubbish and I'm not sure I'll ever wear the loud t-shirt sent with the race pack, but then again, that's not why you sign up to a race like this. Will definitely try to sign up next year. </p>",
      "clean_review_text": "All in all, I was pretty impressed by the race. Given its sheer size and the fact that this was its first year, there was so much that could have gone wrong, but aside from the start waves getting muddled it was all good.\r\nLoo queues were bareable, and the bag drop quick, although a decent walk from both the start and finish. There was enough water, lucozade, marshalls, music, support, and loo roll. So race essentials covered!\r\nDon't expect a PB unless you get a lucky clear run in the first couple of km. The waved start appeared to actually be a free for all, so there was a wide range of abilities on the course throughout. This led to a very slow start and then busy twists and turns through the City of London. (I lost count of the number of times I thought we were at Bank...) The waved start also meant that there were multiple pacers at different points in the pack with the same times on their backs. If the signs had included which wave they were from, it would have stopped the confusion I heard from some runners along the course.\r\nThe course feels fairly flat, apart from the gentle drag up to the Tower of London before turning round at the top, but its worth it just to then get to run all the way along the embankment.\r\nThe goody bag at the end was a little rubbish and I'm not sure I'll ever wear the loud t-shirt sent with the race pack, but then again, that's not why you sign up to a race like this. Will definitely try to sign up next year. ",
      "organizer_reply": null,
      "created_on": "2018-03-26T14:46:03"
    },
    {
      "id": 12436,
      "name": "Cat J.",
      "year": 2018,
      "average_rating": 4.91,
      "review_text": "<p>I was lucky enough to get a place in the Inaugural LLHM (spaces sold out in 20 minutes) and boy, am I glad I did.</p>\r\n<p>Considering this was the first race, you couldn't hardly fault it.  The lead up on social media has been outstanding, really making you want to be part of this race, including a live feed of the race on Facebook.</p>\r\n<p>Excellent race packs (including funky bag for the bag drop, tshirt, race guide & your bib).  </p>\r\n<p>Well organised, plenty of help on directing you to the race start line (although I think the pen colours kind of got a bit mixed up, as I seemed to be in a pen with a lot of different waves, which led to  abit of zig zagging round some athletes). Nevertheless, super course, loads of cheer stations, local support, plenty of water stations (and water in bottles.... you know my dislike of being handed a plastic white cup of water in a race). :-)</p>\r\n<p>Toilets as at every race are always a mare, 20p can get you into the loos at Traflagar Square (which were empty when I got there), so worth the pennies to spend a penny! :-) </p>\r\n<p>All the landmarks and quirky little places (EG. Guy Fawkes house) were signposted, so you could look out for them.  Guildhall School of Music & Drama provided plenty of on course entertainment. </p>\r\n<p>Some of the turns were a little tight on the course but you can wipe that out as the rest of the race totally makes up for it. Nice flat race, apart from the downhill (always welcome a downhill in a race) leading to 5k and your first water station and a nice little gradient around mile 9-10, that leads up to the turn for the Embankment into your last 5k of the run.</p>\r\n<p>Fabulous to hear Bow Bells ringing as you run past, suffragettes cheering you on, and it's not every day you get a Chelsea Pensioner or Pearly Queen handing you your medal at the finish line. (and an awesome medal, TOP MARKS!) We all love a bit of good bling. :-) </p>\r\n<p>LLHM have totally embraced everything that is Traditional London and thrown it all and more into one race.</p>\r\n<p>Love, love, loved it.  I will be signing up for next year. Totally worth the money and trip from Wales</p>\r\n<p> </p>",
      "clean_review_text": "I was lucky enough to get a place in the Inaugural LLHM (spaces sold out in 20 minutes) and boy, am I glad I did.\r\nConsidering this was the first race, you couldn't hardly fault it.  The lead up on social media has been outstanding, really making you want to be part of this race, including a live feed of the race on Facebook.\r\nExcellent race packs (including funky bag for the bag drop, tshirt, race guide & your bib).  \r\nWell organised, plenty of help on directing you to the race start line (although I think the pen colours kind of got a bit mixed up, as I seemed to be in a pen with a lot of different waves, which led to  abit of zig zagging round some athletes). Nevertheless, super course, loads of cheer stations, local support, plenty of water stations (and water in bottles.... you know my dislike of being handed a plastic white cup of water in a race). :-)\r\nToilets as at every race are always a mare, 20p can get you into the loos at Traflagar Square (which were empty when I got there), so worth the pennies to spend a penny! :-) \r\nAll the landmarks and quirky little places (EG. Guy Fawkes house) were signposted, so you could look out for them.  Guildhall School of Music & Drama provided plenty of on course entertainment. \r\nSome of the turns were a little tight on the course but you can wipe that out as the rest of the race totally makes up for it. Nice flat race, apart from the downhill (always welcome a downhill in a race) leading to 5k and your first water station and a nice little gradient around mile 9-10, that leads up to the turn for the Embankment into your last 5k of the run.\r\nFabulous to hear Bow Bells ringing as you run past, suffragettes cheering you on, and it's not every day you get a Chelsea Pensioner or Pearly Queen handing you your medal at the finish line. (and an awesome medal, TOP MARKS!) We all love a bit of good bling. :-) \r\nLLHM have totally embraced everything that is Traditional London and thrown it all and more into one race.\r\nLove, love, loved it.  I will be signing up for next year. Totally worth the money and trip from Wales\r\n ",
      "organizer_reply": null,
      "created_on": "2018-03-26T10:45:03"
    }
  ]
}