Barracks congestion heads list of complaints from joggers over Run to the Beat
Organisers of the half-marathon in Greenwich on Sunday have apologised after runners vented their frustrations over the race.
Joggers were angered after they were caught in a bottleneck at Run to the Beat, which saw them stuck in a lengthy queue at the five mile stage.
Afterwards, scores of people took to social networks to complain with many saying they were held up for 10 minutes.
One of them, Andy Guptan, wrote on Twitter: "Which idiot thought it was a good idea to funnel 19,000 runners in and out of one gate into the barracks?"
Another said runners were also held up to allow non-competitors to cross.
"Marathon Stu" said: "Ran the Run to the Beat half yesterday. Not impressed by delays, congestion, runners being stopped to let spectators cross route, etc."
Others complained runners were given coconut water rather than sports drinks at the event.
The complaints saw event organisers, IMG Challenger World, respond on Twitter: "(We) apologise for the congestion at the Royal Artillery Barracks and appreciate your patience.
"A detailed review of the affected area of the route will be a priority for us."
UPDATE: A further apology was released by organisers after the race.
Run to the Beat powered by Nike+ spokesperson said: "Race organisers IMG Challenger World, are aware of the issue on the route at the Royal Artillery Barracks and apologise for the inconvenience caused.
"As soon as the route blockage at the Barracks was brought to our attention we acted swiftly to put effective contingency procedures in place, however we appreciate that many runners were affected.
"A review is underway with the utmost importance and we plan to contact all participants shortly with more information."