In short: Hilly as hell, but it was a most perfect race In full: I went to Brands Hatch, Knowing that i had to run Wokingham half the very next day, I first of all had to feed Phillip and give his medication, i then had to change him according to the weather, and put his wheelchair together, by this time, as with every race we take part in i'm exhausted at this point, and i've not run yet
So,i've now got to get myself changed, and ready, pyshically and mentally, i now get to run my beloved half marathon, only i'm pushing a Disabled person in his wheelchair, Hill's !! do you seriously think i worry about that, i just get on and do it
I loved it all, i would really really be curious to know if we had'nt got a race the following day, what we could have beaten that 2.26 by !!
i actually thought it was rather funny, Meaning, one, if you can run this you can run almost anything, and secondly, i knew it would sort the men from the boys
But i then, no matter how tired i was, bad run or no, had to change phillip again, and dismantle wheelchair It was a brilliantly organised race
it was a perfect day out !!
Thank you all
Mick of ( Mick n phil ) Date of review: February 17, 2006
In short: Misleading advertising In full: The start for the 5k was not well signposted and with 10 minutes before the start there was only one organiser at the start position. When we had previously asked a steward for directions to the start, we were vaguely pointed in the direction of the top of the hill -totally in the wrong direction. The map that was issued for the half marathon showed the car racing circuit and did not show the route the race would take. As the race progressed it became obvious that not all of the race was going to be on the track as we headed up a nice steep hill that was surfaced with pebbles, dirt and broken tarmac. Apparently this is where the Rally goes! Water came in flexible plastic cups - one of my pet hates - and I don't know anyone who can successfully drink from them while running. On the good side, the car parking facilities were good and plentiful, the restaurant was surprisingly inexpensive and the toilet facilities were not portacabins. Date of review: February 17, 2006
In short: nice run - but i train there so i would say that In full: I too felt it was a little short of 10k but hey it's for charity and not a pb course, shame about the uphill finish ! Date of review: February 17, 2006
In short: Brilliant fun - even through the mud! In full: Thoroughly enjoyed this even though ended up doing an extra couple of miles due to marker being moved. Very helpful and friendly marshalls. Definitely do it again! Date of review: February 17, 2006
In short: tougher than I thought, but i gotta do it next year! In full: Good run, more challenging than i expected, but now i know, i'm up for next year. could have done with more toilets....but then that's the same for most races! entry fee was a bit high, but it's chipped and the organisation wasn't bad - liked the maps, etc provided when you got your number through. see you all next year...i'm hill training already!! Date of review: February 16, 2006
In short: Only my second race, it was excellently organised, easy to get to and from the start, loved the friendliness of stewarding and the announcer, lots of happy competitors and a very nice medal. Date of review: February 16, 2006
In short: Excellent organisation In full: I thoroughly enjoyed this series of races. Excellent marshalling with plenty of encouragement even for plodders like me. Take away the humpback bridges and a few tight turns and this one would be a perfect PB course - as it is, it's pretty quick anyway. Date of review: February 16, 2006