In short: Pleasant village race with lovely atmosphere In full: The course is an out and back course starting/finishing at the village school. Lacey Green is on (top of) a hill, so the route is flat and as a consequence there is a prospect for a decent time.
The field is made up from club runners, casual runners, parents and kids. It was smashing to see the pre-teens taking part and doing rather well too. The young lad who went flying past me at about 4K has a particularly promising career ahead. Or maybe its that I'm just not as young/quick as I'd like to think!
Organisation was good enough, and there was even a BBQ afterwards. Though there were plenty of cars around, this was due to a function at the church opposite, and hardly the organisers fault.
It was announced that there were 145 entrants, against a limit of 150. I'd recommend entering in advance next year to be assured of a place. Date of review: September 25, 2005
In short: Excellent overall - can't wait till next year In full: My first half marathon, in my home town (tho don't live there now)so wanted to support it and I wasn't diasappointed. Organisation was excellent with plenty of water stations. Only critisism would be lack of mile markers until mile 5 and friends/family moaned about lack of signs at beginning of road closures. I hope this becomes a regular race - it makes me proud to be a Cov-ite! Date of review: September 25, 2005
In short: Had a really enjoyable experience. In full: I found the hills to be more demanding than I had anticipated but the glorious weather and beautiful course made up for this. There was ample support and lots of drinks and sponge stations. Date of review: September 25, 2005
In short: Gorilla Friendly! In full: Well done Helen et al for putting on such a good race in the first running of the Lady Godiva Cov Half. Excellent support on the course, tough route. Highlight has to be a cheeky monkey kiss from Pru 'Lady Godiva' herself as I crossed the finish line. See you next year, Andy Date of review: September 25, 2005
In short: I thought the some of the hills were tough until I tried to get out the car park,,! In full: 3 months out through injury didn't help but next year, fingers crossed, I'll get some training in.. Thanks to all those involved!! Date of review: September 25, 2005
In short: Found new hills in my hometown In full: Excellent organisation. Plenty of water. Proud of the locals' support (thanks to the hose man!). Not too much to shout about in Coventry but this event can only help. Date of review: September 25, 2005
In short: Definitely worth a visit to Coventry In full: The hills were tough, the scenery good, and the organisation was fantastic. Looking forward to doing it again next year. Date of review: September 25, 2005
In short: A Really satisfying challenge In full: A "village fete" atmosphere gives this Summer event a welcoming flavour. Good marshalling and signposting with plenty of water and sponge stations. These are very important as the weather was hot ( once again). The course seems quite demanding, with some long ascents, but the course does go through some really pleasant countryside. A very nice goody bag, including an excellent T-Shirt. Date of review: September 25, 2005
In short: Challenging hills. In full: Excellent organisation and looked like lots to do for the kids and other supporters. Hilly and could be tough for beginners but I found it an excellent event, tough and challenging. (Would love to know how people compare this to the Faversham 10K). Lovely T shirt, medal and fruit (choice of bananas or pear) Slow start as rather narrow section. Would have preferred an earlier start (but saying that we did missed the bad weather) Date of review: September 25, 2005
In short: Good race. Worth having a go. In full: Run along flat country lanes but watch out for cars. saw a few take wrong turn near end because no marshalls were there. Very friendly. Nice village. Date of review: September 25, 2005
In short: Well organised and a lovely route. Well done to everyone. In full: The day was a pleasure from start to finish. Having only run one half marathon before which was the GNR the previous Sunday, I was a little apprehensive about such a small event. Would I get lost? Would I be last?Would there be enough water? Would there be first aid etc... etc... All my fears were for nothing. It was superbly organised with plenty of marshalls, police and ambulances standing by. The major road junctions were closed as we ran through them and there were plenty of drink stations, each one with sponges too. The course was mostly flat with a few slight hills but nothing major and it passed through rural country lanes for half the way allowing nice views. The last mile or so was down a nice long gentle hill which more than made up for the uphill section the previous mile and a half. I only started distance running this year as training for the New York Marathon (charity entry) and my first experience of a proper race event was the GNR, which was good as a spectacle and to be involved in, but this race was much better as there were only a few hundred entrants and I was able to run at my own pace without tripping over the masses or getting pushed out of the way by others. Everyone was very helpful and friendly and it made my day to finish in 1hr 54mins 20secs which is a PB by almost 10mins from my GNR time. Will certainly do this again. Date of review: September 25, 2005
In short: Very hot and hilly In full: Don't know if I'd do this again, it's a tough course and the late start time made running in the heat of the day a bit too much for me Date of review: September 25, 2005
In short: lovely race in beautiful surroundings In full: Great race in superb location. Killer of a hill at 6km but lots of downhills to make amends. Well organised and enjoyable. Date of review: September 25, 2005
In short: Fantastic friendly race with a great mixture of people but too many hills! In full: Loved the race but found it quite hard - made easier by the great people who were running towards the back with me. Definately recommend - fab marshalls and drink stations - even handing out jelly beans in the last 3 miles Date of review: September 25, 2005
In short: Scenic and traffic free race with a few hills. Spolit by cheap organisation. In full: Undulating route in the lovely Cirencester Park, with one significant hill that you do twice. Facilities at Cirencester College poor, only 3 ladies loos (one with no seat!)and very disappointing memento - a tiny diary and the event not even mentioned on it. Marshalls excellent and course well marked.