In short: A nice Half Marathon In full: A good race again this year, well organised. However,no goody bag at the end? All that was on offer at the end was a bottle of Lucozade or water! The biscuit box was a nice touch last year. I was seriously low on energy levels at the end and something to eat would have been good! For the price, a goody bag should be included. I also don't think the medals are as good a quality as the ones given out in years gone by!I enjoyed this race though and the Great Orme was as brutal as ever! Date of review: November 24, 2013
In short: Well organized Run In full: This event was very well organized - All went like clock work from baggage to registration to loos! Also had a professional warm up which was a nice touch.As already stated Marshalls were superb! Will be back next year.... Great signage around course and nice medal with loads of freebies... Date of review: November 24, 2013
In short: Great half marathon In full: The race certainty has one or two hills here and there but I managed to battle though.The organisation and marshalls were fantastic, and what a bargain the race is for the money,you get bananas, bottled water all round the course and at the finish, lucuzade at the end a t-shirt and flapjack. only comment is the traffic at times , but I know it would cost a lot more if you closed the roads :-) Date of review: November 24, 2013
In short: Great organisation, super run. In full: The organisation is superb (as usual). Good encouraging marshals, pleanty of free parking and clear information sent to runners beforehand.
The course is a little challenging in places, a genuine undulating course. It takes you out into the countryside and is fairly scenic. Clowne did a good job of holding the weather back this year, it was near perfect conditions in fairness.
Great event, I will be back again next year. Date of review: November 24, 2013
In short: LONG In full: I have to agree the course was long. I know what you are thinking but my Garmin said 13.48, I know how to run the race line and did so. I came in the top few finishers and was shocked at my time and others at my level. IMO one of the turns or the loop must have been incorrect. Not moaning and I know Garmin is not 100%, but an extra 0.38 mile!!! Come on. Date of review: November 24, 2013
In short: Beautiful scenery, challenging hills and good weather! In full: Second time doing this. Benefitted from great weather and as always friendly and good support round course. Will be back again Date of review: November 24, 2013
In short: Lovely race, tough but not crazy. In full: Just came back from the 2013 event. You have to love the New Forest! On a couple of occasions you had to navigate around horses on the road, which only adds to the fun! This is a lovely race - the route is quite attractive but it is not easy. Plenty of hills, some of which are real calf biters. Many thanks to the organisers and all volunteers. The soup was most welcome on a chilly day as well! May well be back next year. Date of review: November 24, 2013
In short: Well organised and well marshalled. In full: Gentle downhill from 2K on the way out, and a shorter but steeper hill@ 5K on the way back in. A couple of road crossings and short stretch of running on the common, but this was a reasonably quick course. Could have done without passing the finish with another 2K loop to do!! Thankyou to the marshalls. They were all very encouraging, many were young lads and they had to cope with some pretty aggressive drivers who objected to being stopped (I was in the top 100, so I dread to think what it was like 5 or 10 minutes later). Generous goodies at the end.Parking was surprisingly easy, baggage storage excellent and loads of loos meant hardly any queing. I would do this race again. Thank you for a nice race. Date of review: November 24, 2013
In short: Worth the trip from Brighton In full: PB achieved despite,one gruesome hill. Varied landscapes and surfaces but traffic free and just one big buzz. PB achieved and loved this one Date of review: November 22, 2013