In short: Gets better every year In full: Great race, well organised with a fast course. There is plenty of support along the and it makes a change to get the impression the local are pleased there is race on.
The goody bag this year was excellent and general organisation was faultless.
See you again next year Date of review: March 22, 2016
In short: Nice route, good atmosphere & support In full: Good atmosphere here with max field I believe of 3500. Exit Calthrope Park and go around the town twice, first time in a 5mile loop second back through and out on a longer 7mile loop, there is lots of support through the town sections whilst the outer sections have less support. I have heard this is PB potential, although the undulations were greater than I was expecting to be honest, but nothing too extreme. Date of review: March 22, 2016
In short: Very picturesque but hilly In full: Enjoyable 2 lap half marathon. I liked the fact that the distance markers counted down rather than up. The last water station had run out of water on the 2nd lap...very disappointing, especially as this was just before the big hill. Date of review: March 21, 2016
In short: The hills have eyes In full: As most people have already commented, the views are a little grim most of the way through but this can't really be helped in this neck of the woods. I am from North London so it was actually quite special running around the areas I know well. This course has a number of hills, some of which are quite nasty and whilst manageable at the beginning, it's likely you will really feel it in the last 5k - nearly everyone was walking at the steep hill at the 15-16km mark. A PB would therefore be quite tough but I am really not a fan of hills so possibly being overly negative about this aspect. Well organised otherwise and pretty cool to finish running into the Stadium. Also, running around the Saracens track at the half way point worked well as it was nice to have some flat ground. Overall good and definitely better than average but has its downsides, mainly because of the tricky hills and uninspiring scenery. Date of review: March 21, 2016
In short: Well organised, great support, and very fast! In full: Bag drop smooth and quick. Plenty of loos. Cheap entry and great goodies. Brilliant crowd support. Fast course - the ups and downs cancelled each other out. Great race, will be back to try for another PB next year! Date of review: March 21, 2016
In short: Just Brilliant. In full: First time for me at this particular race as I normally do Reading H/M but thought I give this one ago and wasnt dissapointed it was well marshalled and the atmosphere was electric with every one calling out your name as you went past them. It wasnt a over priced race and what you got for your money was good value. Will I do this race again next year you try stopping me. Date of review: March 21, 2016
In short: Perfectly formed. In full: Great event. Big enough to feel like a big event but not crowded, can run freely after 1st 500yds. All closed roads. Brilliantly organized and great value too. Date of review: March 21, 2016
In short: Another fantastic trip to Fleet In full: Well organised race with a great course and nice countryside in the second half. Undulating enough to be interesting and still fast. I like that it is still put on by a running club than an events company. Fourth visit and will definitely come again. Date of review: March 21, 2016
In short: Back again and Better than ever! In full: Once again the people of Hastings came out in huge numbers to support this brilliant event. The weather was near perfect, and the cool conditions helped us runners when faced with the notorious hills! They may not get any better but the event itself, undoubtedly does! Date of review: March 21, 2016
In short: Challenging half marathon but the support from the people of Hastings is what you will remember In full: Second year that I have taken part in this race and my experience was as good as last year. Inspite of the hills it is possible to run a quick time if you get your pacing right. The people of Hastings make this race special through their terrific support. Very well organised too. Date of review: March 21, 2016
In short: Well timed in the Year - A lot of local community support -- make a good choice In full: The local community do come out and follow the whole race - a nice surprise Its straightforward to find, park and get to the 'event village'. No pressures, No noisy teams -- really well balanced Date of review: March 21, 2016