In short: tough hill which has to be tackled 3 times In full: 3 Laps with a very steep hill (probably 400m long) which takes its toll on an otherwise flat and downhill course. Quite a high standard of runner. My wife, a beginner, did 2 laps. Date of review: September 26, 2005
In short: all those hills and traffic?? for a mars bar 'n' medal!! In full: when i commented to a friend that i had run the blackpool 1/2 marathon in june, being a southern boy, he replied " i bet that was high class" and went on to say that i should expect better from Windsor. Although Blackpool had its problems this year with extreme weather you were well catered for as a runner at the finish with energy drink, sandwich, gel, t-shirt and medal. For more money at Windsor i got a mars bar,half bottle of water and a medal with blue paint all over it. then i had to sit in the car park for an hour trying to digest a £3 toastie. When you see such high end sponsors at Windsor you expect them to provide for you a little better. Big ups for the course marsalls, scenery and atmosphere though Date of review: September 26, 2005
In short: Great Race In full: Really enjoyable, though the hills were challenging. Lovely houses en route to see how the other half live... Great T-shirt and the end with endless support to spur the runners on...
Could do with the weblink to see the results...
Look forward to 2006... Date of review: September 26, 2005
In short: Brilliant, recommend it to anyone In full: Amazingly scenic course, chip timing, free meal afterwards, goody bag, lost count of the drink and sponge stations, red hot showers, Colin Jackson hanging around talking to people, fantastic support all the way along the course from the locals, results on a huge LCD monitor after the race, a space blanket and to cap it all off a gold plated medal. All for 11 quid! I am amazed more people don't do this race, brilliant day. Date of review: September 26, 2005
In short: i live here so i would say all these nice things wouldn't i ? In full: a great, tough course, up and down, then up and down again. superb organisation and brilliant weather in god's country - what better way to spend a sunday morning ? Date of review: September 26, 2005
In short: Was a good race, well organised. In full: Nice touch by the organiser of the marshalls to come round to ask how we found it for feedback and whether there were any improvements they could make.
Only one I could think of would bne to change the route slightly as the third road we went down lasted 4.5 miles so a bit boring! Although he said that they would struggle to make a course if they didn't have this long stretch in it. Date of review: September 26, 2005
In short: Well done to the organisers... In full: 1st time for this race and really enjoyed it!!!! Fast paced race with great atmosphere from the cheering of spectators to give much needed support. Even the Police joined in to take the pain away from the aching limbs...
Could have placed the drinks station on a flat surface and not on a hill - difficult to drink when lungs are ready to burst...
Roll on 2006... Date of review: September 26, 2005
In short: Water from a cup??? In full: This half was definately challenging with all those hills! The 1pm start time and the heat would not have been an issue if they had given us water in a bottle! I could not believe that they charged nearly £20 and did not provide water in a bottle! It was almost impossible to run and drink from a plastic cup - the result severe stomach ache from not drinking enough! Not happy. Date of review: September 26, 2005
In short: A great place for a half marathon In full: This was my first half marathon race, and I did 1:42 which I was delighted with, considering the hills. Good organisation, water stations etc, although only being allowed one small half bottle of water at the end was just plain stingy. Good atmosphere though - I'd run this race again for sure Date of review: September 26, 2005
In short: Excellent race and organisation In full: Organisation very good for such a large race. Had to find a tree for a pee, arrived at my start position in good time to avoid the crush and managed ot leave the car park before the rush! Date of review: September 26, 2005