In short: a good friendly race In full: I would have liked a drink of water at the Sports Centre before the race and all the taps were labelled ' do not drink this water ' Poor before a race _ i know I shoulds have had a drink with me but I thought there would be something available at a Sports Centre Date of review: February 5, 2006
In short: Excellent race and will be back In full: Definitely PB potential on this course, with good organisation and marshalling etc. Start a bit rough due to the numbers and being so quick. A few people were pushed over this year, and there was a lot of elbowing going on, probably due to slower runners starting too far forward. In general though, a good race. Well done and thanks to the organisers Date of review: February 5, 2006
In short: A very pleasant start to the racing season for me. Good course and only one challenging hill! In full: For all those that have complained, I suggest they read their emails closer next time. It clearly stated that online entrants should pick up their number at the registration desk on the day of the race!
This worked like clockwork - well it did for those of us than can read!!
Not only did you waste your registration fees you have made yourselves look foolish for complaining when the organisers are at fault! Date of review: February 5, 2006
In short: Lovely route, amateur feel, but very friendly. In full: The typical pitfalls of a smaller race- lack of toilets etc, and had the postoffice man complaining about the club using his village when they weren't based there so the place was rammed with cars. But a lovely atmosphere, not too hilly but challenging, and pretty environment. Date of review: February 5, 2006
In short: Hills, Did I say Hills? In full: Two up hills were a killer and one down hill was very bad too. No chance of a personal best time, not recommended for beginners. Very friendly marshals. Well organised. I really enjoyed it but there wasn't much of an atmostphere. Date of review: February 5, 2006
In short: Well worth doing. Surprisingly scenic. In full: Once you get past the first few miles, there is some beautiful scenery. I had forgotten quite how steep the hills are, though, and also how steep one of the downhill sections is. Overall, though a very nice half, well organised. I wonder if the two separate starts could be streamed together a bit later in the race, because it was rather congested for the first part. Date of review: February 5, 2006
In short: great race In full: Really enjoyed this. Very well organised at start & finish and nice atmosphere. And great for a PB. Yes, it's dull scenery but people & organisation make up for it. Like the t-shirt too! Date of review: February 5, 2006
In short: A lovely race but beware of the undulations (Hills to the rest of us!) In full: A really enjoyable race but the hills made life difficult. Good preparation for the London Marathon. Would not recommend this as a first half-marathon to beginners as hills made it more difficult than just trying to run 13.1 miles. Well marshalled and organised though and I even managed to take 3.5 minutes off my PB. Date of review: February 5, 2006
In short: Well organised and flat. In full: This was a well run race with about 900 competitors of various abilities. The course was quick, no hills and mile markers all the way. Definitely PB potential here! Nice T Shirt (well as nice as they ever are). This race is worth doing and i will be there next year. Date of review: February 5, 2006