Pretty expensive for a 10K. Did it last year in monsoon conditions, enjoyable but weird running a race at 9 o'clock on a Sunday night. Pretty cool seeing the hundreds of illuminous tops streaming up and down the quays.
I remember signing up for this last year around this time.
In my head I had images of running by loads of people in the boozers cheering me on, on a lovely early summer evening..and then going to meet my friends after for a few well deserved pints...
The reality was much different....
At one stage I had to stop for a pee (being penned in for ages before the start and running rain water will do that to you) and as I was mid flow the hurricane changed direction leading to me getting a face full of my own pi**!! .. that was the highlight!
I hope they get the weather this year because if they do it will be great..
A bit on the pricey side however
I remember enjoying it last year, despite [maybe because of..] the rain.
The start was a unmitigated disaster, lets hope they have learned from that!
I assume I will end up doing it again..
The k club 10k is the better option
Soaked to the skin but enjoyed it anyway, only started running last year, so I felt I earned my stripes going out on that manky night
Still use the top and drink bottle I got from this last year, price has gone up though I think.
Far too expensive for a 10K even if you do get to run around the closed off streets of Dublin. Did it last year and have to agree with tHE vAGGABOND, the start was a mess, the elite lads up the front were getting crowded out of it. Will be doing the K Club 10K and the RTE 5 mile the week after as much better value for your entry fee
checked my mail from last, 26E, so 5 quid increase.
Expensive race alright and boy was it was a "night to remember" last year Whenever I have reservations about running in poor weather I think, hey, remember Samsung night, you got through that, and it doesn't seem so bad afterall!
Fantastic running top given out last year. I've gotten so much wear out of it, it was worth the entry fee alone.
Sorry to miss it this year as I have Wexford half the same day.
Samsung is a great course for a pb imo. Would highly recommend it for someone doing their first 10k.
Signed up for this last year but got injuried and couldn't do it. What i remember is when i went to pick up my goody bag on the Friday night and it was a mess. No signs up, no one knew where to go and having to queue in two separate lines in a small room.
And reading last year's comments on the start, it would have to improve alot before i would think of entering a race that had gone up in value without proving that it be far better run than last year.
Fixed that for you Chinguetti!
Wexford is the week before I think? So you might still fit it in!
Thanks Stephen! Got my dates wrong there. Cool
I'm with chinguetti on this one. The price has increased from 26 to 31! (20% increase)
Even though the top was very good quality last year, the mess at registration (I queued for over an hour - and that wasn't the longest wait), the debacle at the start and the price increase is just too much for me to even contemplate this one.
But if they said 20quid....
Cheeky buggers. If anything they should knock it down to 20quid. Did this last year and the marshalling was shocking. Course was very twisty turny and on lots of occasions when we got to one of those turns we weren't directed. Ended up having to shout at marshals as we approached from a good bit away to tell us which way to go. That shouldnt happen, one of those basic things thats essential to get right in a race. Did enniscorthy 10k last week and the marshalling was flawless. 15quid entry aswell, where we were fed like kings afterwards.