In short: Love love loved it! In full: First 'big' race I've done in terms of entry numbers. Fantastic atmosphere and the experience of crossing the bridge and RUNNING DOWN THE MIDDLE OF MOTORWAY while doing it was extraordinary. It is usual to see men pissing in bushes (and the occasional woman) the entire length of a half marathon route? There seemed to be plenty of toilets - perhaps it was caused by excitement. Date of review: August 28, 2014
In short: Great bank holiday event! In full: Great!! Goody bags made up and more water at the end as I waited a little for more to arrive. Brilliant fun, very friendly and lovely views... Never have I been more happy to see the severn bridge as on the approach back. Only my 2nd 1/2 but seemed well organised and the Facebook page just added to the build up and excitement of running over the bridge. Well done to all those involved. Hope it becomes an annual event...more hill training needed on my part. Date of review: August 28, 2014
In short: Something different and definitely a race to do again. In full: This race was excellent, particularly for a first time race. I have to commend the organisers for putting this together.
Positives- starting on the bridge that had been closed for us runners was a special experience. Nice course with more spectators and support than expected. Marshalls were excellent, lots of them and really encouraging. Really nice race t shirt and ceramic medal. Most generous goody bag I've ever had at a race, drinks, bananas, crisps and lots more. Great atmosphere.
Things to improve on: there weren't enough toilets so I had to stop at a portaloo en route. The end of the race was a bit of a free for all to get goody bags. No extra small t shirts left when I finished (2 hours 10) which was a shame.
Overall though, the points above in no way detract from a great race (even with that hill!). Well done and big thanks to the organisers. I'll be back next year. Date of review: August 28, 2014
In short: A tough intro to half marathons when there are no hills where I live to train on In full: My first ever running event since I left school many moons ago. I know the area but have never run there so the HILL came as a bit of a shocker (still refused to walk though). Loved the atmosphere pre race although like others I skipped the queue for the loo and went straight to the bushes. It's difficult to say how good it was as I've nothing to compare it against but it seemed to run smoothly and everybody I spoke to enjoyed themselves (although the cheeky wee hill at the end was a bit naughty). Loved the support throughout the race from both the locals and the marshals. I hope it's on again next year as I'll certainly be back looking to better my time from this year. A big thank you to TESCO who provided all the after race snacks, juice, fruit and water. Date of review: August 28, 2014
In full: Brilliant race ,well done to organisers for making it a great first Severn Bridge half. Hopefully many more to come. Friendly crowd lots of chat and banter on route. Think this now has to be my favourite half and will definitely be back next year . Big thank you to marshals x Date of review: August 28, 2014
In short: What a fab event, it's not every day you get to run down the main carriageway of this magnificent bridge. In full: Well done for organising a great half marathon. This race is going to become hugely popular so I'll be on the look out to enter it even earlier next year. Fab medal along with technical t-shirt that was available in xs. An undulating route that included a hill with a sting in it around mile 7. Here's to next years race :-) Date of review: August 28, 2014
In short: Fantastic event In full: For a first time of stageing this event it was great, atmosphere was great , plenty of drink stations, goody bag and t shirt was good, marshals excellent and support brilliant , I would recommend it Date of review: August 28, 2014
In short: Superb scenery and slick organisation make for the best race of the year. In full: This is without doubt one of the best races in the country. The organisation was slick which made for a stress free race experience. All you have to do is run! Unfortunately the scenery is brutal. This could be the toughest race in the country as it's up or down almost constantly. I did the 32 mile route which was stunning. Frequent aid stations are all well stocked. The race village is great and offers a genuine weekend camping experience including on the Friday night a talk by the legendary Mini Anderson. Multiple food options which open in time for the buses to the race starts. Well worth a weekend stay in addition to running along some of the most spectacular scenery in the UK. Maybe a good option for a club weekend as there are 64mile, 32, 20 and 10 mile options...something for all! Date of review: August 28, 2014