In short: Great race ! In full: My 3rd year running at market Drayton and gets better year on year ! Great goodie bag at the end and really well organised and marshalled all around the course. The start could have done with some anticipated finish time sections as spent the beginning weaving in between slower runners but other than that was a great race ! Date of review: May 12, 2013
In short: Possibly the best and best organised half in the country In full: hats off to the organisers. If you forgive the hill half a mile from finish everything else was perfect. For once a reace with enough loos at the start. Great organisation, great marshalls pletny of support and finish inteh heart of the city with great atmosphere.
In full: for local runners,the little brother of the lliswerry 8.an enjoyable run through the lanes,small scale,needed good weather and we were fortunate in that respect.well organised and a welcome addition to the calendar Date of review: May 12, 2013
In short: fair but not flat In full: Nice race, great setting for the start. Hillier than I expected. Little niggle, cups are a pain in long runs. The finish was a little odd. Nice shirt.May be back. Date of review: May 12, 2013
In short: Glad I picked this for my first In full: Luckily I live local so not far to go. The scenery was beautiful and I didn't find it too hilly..organisation faultless and marshals and spectators alike very encouraging. Date of review: May 12, 2013
In short: Scenic countryside In full: What a superb event. My 1st time , so wasn't sure what to expect. If you like off road, with some hills both short and some tougher ones including the famous 'jack and jill' hill. Then this is for you, and you'll get ya feet wet too running through a couple of streams. Short little hill at the end to test your stamina. Absolutely loved it . Thank you Date of review: May 12, 2013
In short: Fantastic (Run it) In full: Wow, Amazing,Great, This is only my second Half Marathon But what a great race,Fantastic organisation,great marshals,Great support ( thanks for the jelly beans everyone)and to beat it all I got a fantastic PB. I will defo be back, Thanks very much for a great day.Hopefully I will be in Chester Full marathon in October. Date of review: May 12, 2013
In short: undulating friendly race, cake is available. Like. In full: An unusual distance so a nice one for the records, only a small race, 100 or so runners. V friendly surroundings, came away smiling despite undulating course, would definatley do again Date of review: May 12, 2013
In short: Superb In full: This was my second marathon having done Brighton 4 weeks previously & it was excellent - superb organisation, brilliant scenery, the course is fairly challenging (that's a positive!) It's run mostly on country lanes that are open to traffic but I must have been passed by about 10 cars all day.
Local support excellent, all in all a superb race - I'm proud to say this is my local marathon & will definitely be entering next year! Date of review: May 12, 2013
In short: Beautiful scenery, nice off-road variety. Superbly organised In full: Challenging but with very encouraging marshalls in place at regular intervals you were pushed onwards. Good extras in place at start and finish, facilities excellent and all very welcoming. Date of review: May 12, 2013
In short: PB certainty here if you push out. Great event - has made my year 'cos I got a sub 45 In full: A PB course this. I had a naff nights sleep but was defiant - I wasn't going to let sleep deprivation snatch from me what I have been desperate for these last few years - a sub 45 10K. Got to the great venue for chip pickup. Ample facilities and plenty of parking. We had a good squad out and all of us knew that the course lended itself to PB making (being flat).
Weather was perfect - cool breeze and sun. I set off fast (I thought too fast as half way I was puffed), but surprised myself when I came in with a split time of 22.43. My fellow team runners caught up and helped me push out to bring in a faster 2nd split to come in at 44.18 (cracked my goal of a sub 45).
The organization was slick, with a well signed route and plenty of encouraging marshals. Loads of general supporters dotted the route too and given that it was twice round the circuit, plenty of cheering from families kept the pressure on to dig deep and push on. One water station on the route - well placed, also one at the end.
I would have perhaps liked a banana and squash drink to compliment a great looking medal. A big thank you to organizers, marshals, ambulance staff, cub scouts and supporters. Also thanks to the venue as well.
We will be back to try and shave off more time. Date of review: May 12, 2013
In short: Scenic running, wonderful crowds, great organisation In full: A great race. I loved it. Beautiful scenery- fields or rapeseed, sheep and lambs, blue sky and clouds, what more could you ask for? Maybe a few less hills! But with other runners and spectators egging you on, the hills don't seem so bad after all :-). The organisation is fantastic, the marshals do a great job. In short, faultless. If you pick only one marathon next year, I would recommend this one. Just make sure there is a place left for me please :-) Date of review: May 12, 2013