In short: This was my first half marathon and I surprised myself at completing this great race in 1h 47mins!! Great Organisation, but can someone sort out the rain for next year... In full: I think the organisers should pat themselves on the back for a really wel organised race. The support along the route with marshalls, water stations and St Johns Ambulance were all very encouraging.
The rain tried to dampen the spirits, but even that failed to distract me from recording a very enheartening 1h 47mins for my first ever half marathon! Bring on London... (gulp)...
I'm looking forward to the 22nd running of the event! Date of review: February 15, 2006
In short: Average course rather boring repeating laps in woods -no views In full: The route was muddy and hard to run on in some places. There was no support to make you carry on --disappointing-- as it gets faster times for me. There was also a lack of the essentials before a race the toilets -- 1 for men and 1 for women . As there was long queues had little time to warm up. Next year will hopefully have more people so more of an abmosphere. Date of review: February 15, 2006
In short: great organisation, fantastic for new runners but particularly children. Lots of support from Hastings runners with nice touch of them running around with the kids to lend support. In full: My 9 and 6 year old both ran this and loved it- a great introduction to running and getting fit. Date of review: February 15, 2006
In short: Fantastic In full: Hadn't competed in ten years since my teenage cross country days but decided to run this with the encouragement of a friend (who actually pulled out the night before with illness !). Wow ! Definetely got the bug back, had a great race and came home in around 44 minutes. Weather, scenery, marshalls and speactators all great and a really friendly atmosphere amongst the runners. Would defo do again and this has made me want to compete on a regular basis. Id forget how much i love the burn !! Date of review: February 15, 2006
In short: One of my favourite races. In full: 3rd year in a row and 3rd PB. Bit windy in middle 10k but plenty of water stations and smiley marshalls. Well done striders. Date of review: February 15, 2006
In short: Missed a few kilometer markers so was pleasantly surprised when the finish was close. 8 mins faster than anticipated time. In full: Very accessible just off A1. Parking, changing, cafe and all for a good cause. Date of review: February 15, 2006
In short: A genuine fun-run for all abilities In full: Out and back course, never flat. It's good that the road is closed to traffic. Beware the last climb to the finish! Date of review: February 15, 2006
In short: Great introduction to multi-terrain In full: Really enjoyable and friendly event. Challenge choices to suit the runner. Course is beginner-friendly and a lot more fun than running on the roads. Date of review: February 15, 2006
In short: Toughest race ever but self belief increased 100% by finish In full: Very challenging hill twice in first lap nearly finished me off (going down just as tricky) but as track wound round and back on itself a number of times fear factor decreased. Water stations and marshalls excellent as was goody bag! Enjoyable for all the family - parking easy, toilets plentiful, husband enjoyed the easy viewing close to/trackside and children enjoyed the fun run. Only 2 small criticisms: a race route would be helpful for spectators, and mile markers were not clear for runners. Maybe not a first time race, but one to consider if marathon training. I will definitely be back. Date of review: February 15, 2006