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
In short: brilliant ,definately back next year. In full: brilliantly organised ,tho there was a lack of mile markers until mile 6.good course not as tough as Potters arf marathon but still tough enough.Loads of water stations and all the marshalls were really supportive. Sorry to see a few people taken ill hope all are ok. first aid support was plentiful en route.got a PB of 2hr 14 ,will be back next year. Date of review: September 26, 2005
In short: My second time running this one In full: A quite challanging course,which is probably why I did it again,and I managed to knock 4 minutes off my previous P.B.!! One gripe,why the 1:00p.m. start? If it started at say 10:00 we'd finish before it gets too hot instead of starting at the warmest part of the day. Four people died on the G.N.R. last week due to the weather conditions so let's minimise the risk! Date of review: September 26, 2005
In short: Enjoyed the race, even the hill..start could have been better In full: Not a bad race, organisation could have been better. Could have done with someone pushing people towards the start as it was a fair trek from the changing area. Race started with no warning, just someone firing the gun, could have done with some count down as most of us were chatting when the gun went off. No water on the course, it got warm as well, so would have been nice to have a water station. Diary at the end was a bit naff. I did Aldbourne previous week and got a quality t-shirt and mars bar...for same money!! Date of review: September 26, 2005
In short: Superbly organised, good PB potential In full: Well done to the organisers and marshalls. The race was excellent, uncrowded, a straightforward route with some long but gentle inclines, good T shirt at the end, and I got a PB. Recommended. Date of review: September 26, 2005