Glowing reviews of the Sphinx AC Summer 5 and the cakes!

By Rob | July 2, 2011

One thing is for sure – runners love cakes!

We’ve received some great feedback from runners since the Sphinx AC Summer 5 – all of it praising the marshals and the organisation. Naturally, we’re very pleased to hear that kind of feedback as a lot of effort went into putting it all together.

However, if one thing stands out more than anything else, it’s the consistent references to the cakes that we put on! Here is a selection of the feedback we’ve had:

“Just wanted to thank you for a great race, well marshalled – who were very encouraging and fabulous cakes at the end! Thanks also for the spot prize I got, a very nice surprise for someone who is always at the back! Thoroughly enjoyed it :)”

“We ran your Summer 5 race tonight and just wanted to say a huge big thank you to all involved. Great race, great marshals and amazing cakes!! A medal, water and a banana at the finish, perfect. Please pass on our thanks to all involved.”__

“Can you pass on my thanks to all concerned for an excellently organised race tonight. Even the weather was organised, and the cakes were a treat too.
It is also appreciated that the results were available so quickly, both at the venue and on your web site. The marshalling was very good and the people really friendly.”

“Just a line to say how much I enjoyed tonight’s race. It was well organised and in lovely surroundings. My sincere thanks to you, your fellow organisers and of course the wonderful marshalls who made the miles just fly by! Oh yes, and those cakes at the end were pretty fab too! 🙂 I hope I’ll be back for some more of your races, thanks again. It was a great evening.”

“I just wanted to say that I did the midsummer 5 mile run last night – it was my first race and my first time over 5K. All of the organisers and marshals were very helpful, friendly and encouraging. The sweeper was amazing – I’m not sure if I could have got around the course without her! And Balou and Scooby were great encouragement for the last bit of the course (as was the thought of a cake at the end)

Thank you for a well organised race last night, the atmosphere was great and the cakes even better. The course was superb and the marshals did a fantastic job.

Just wanted to say thanks for a good race last night – a lovely selection of cakes indeed!”

“Just wanted to say thanks for putting on a great show on Weds. Thought it was really well organised, slickly done, nice route, great friendly atmosphere, plus the only race I’ve done with CAKES at the end!! How fantastic was that!! Know things like this take a lot of organising & commitment so wanted to express thanks to everyone at Sphinx, including all the really friendly & encouraging Marshalls, for a lovely evening. Already looking forward to the Coombe 8”

We’re delighted that you all enjoyed the race (and the cakes) so much. Rest assured, we’re hoping to build on the success of the event this year and tickle your metaphorical and literal tastebuds with another stunning Summer 5 next year – but why wait until then?

Did you know that Sphinx AC also host the highly-respected Coombe 8 at the end of November? The Coombe 8 is an eight-mile, off-road/multi-terrain race in and around the grounds of Coombe Abbey. It’s open to runners of all abilities and is another friendly event that draws in runners from miles around. There are no cakes though – they’re replaced by hot soup and a bread roll!

Enjoy your summer and your running but take it easy with the cakes!