In short: Good organisation, shame about the railway In full: First time here, and very enjoyable. Extremely well organised (except perhaps for the crowded start which has been commented on previously). Nice crowd support - special thanks to the Jaffa Cake Lady ("You're looking fantastic!"). Good running weather and a great day out.
Also a mention for the First aiders: an oldish chap was obviously in distress at the finish - within seconds the first aiders were there, within 5 mins a doctor was present and he was stretchered away. Hope he is ok, but well done the medics.
In short: Well organised, some inclines, PB potential In full: The weather was perfect, cool, damp and almost no wind, great organisation and marshalling, nice kids race before the main event, and I got a PB, and results availbale online very quickly. Well done to the organisers. Date of review: May 8, 2006
In short: 4 laps of a2.5km circuit through village, not for me In full: First time at this event, even though its only 10 miles from home. Disappointed to find it was 4 laps of a 2.5km circuit around the village streets, including 1 lap of the sports field each time. Many tight turns, stopped me getting into stride, at the end of the 1st lap I felt like sh*t and became a DNF on the results list. I watched the race until the end (sons in 5km race) stood by the finish line. The organisation there sometimes appeared a little haphazard, the finish line was not clearly marked,some less experienced runners didn't actually cross the line as 2 traffic cones that looked like they were indicators for the line were actually placed 5m before it, people loitering with pushchairs in the middle of the last 10m, not enough markers to write down numbers and times when waves of 3 or more came in together. Just a few of the things I noticed. However, I will say, a, worthwhile cause (local school for autistic children) and I wish them luck. The guy who appeared to be chief organiser had tried very hard, hopefully he will read this and take note of my comments. Personally, I wont be doing it again though, the 4 lap circuit puts me off. Date of review: May 8, 2006
In short: My first race. Started on time, perfect scenery, perfect conditions, friendly runners, enthusiastic stewards. If they aren't already full I want to do another. Thanks Guys! Date of review: May 8, 2006
In short: I love this race In full: The one that first hooked me for 1/2M and above, this will always have a special place in my heart. The start/finish organisation were vastly improved so well done on that. Could have done with pens all the way up to 2 hours though, not just 1.35. Not the easiest and Leeds city council needs to resurface the pavement on the Kirkstall road or someone is going to sue them over a busted ankle sooner or later, but overall a good experience. Nice to do it in the rain on a relatively cool day as it has a reputation for sweltering heat most years. Date of review: May 8, 2006
In short: Most enjoyable, and challenging as well. In full: Good range of runners. very well organised. Plenty of water stations, I would have preferred bottles of water at every station instead of cups, but that's me being picky. Sponges are a good touch.Loads of support. Nice special 25th year medal at the end. Date of review: May 8, 2006
In short: This must of been my most expensive half marathon, made more so by the parking fine! I was not the only one and this could make me think twice. Overal, excellent race, well organised and supported throughout. Date of review: May 8, 2006
In short: A great day in fantastic settings! THANK YOU Stratford! In full: A great marathon with excellent support on the first lap and still there on the second lap! (Man with salmon pink shirt and stereo blaring on his drive - GREAT!) Organisation was very good - loads of water. And finally - The Greenway - 2nd time round - nothing more to be said about that! See you next year... Date of review: May 8, 2006
In short: I think the organisation was excellent and everyone was very welcoming. I think there were a lot of running clubs and not too many individuals entering. but the run was lovely and water sations ample. worth doing even if first timer. Date of review: May 8, 2006
In short: A well organised event. Bit congested at the start. Could do with numbers on backs for the marathon runners. Lots of water stations. Could do with energy drinks/food for marathon route. Date of review: May 8, 2006
In short: Very well organised, well supported race. In full: I last ran this in 2003. A good little race which for new runners is a great introduction. As always there is the collection of people at the start who line up at the front and cause a lot of weaving and side-stepping in the firts mile or so. Very nice medal and great goody bag. Date of review: May 8, 2006
In short: really enjoyed this event,my second half marathon and slashed 13 mins of my bath half - time,very hilly first 6 miles,great atmosphere and support from other runners,should be traffic free,poor medal and finishers pack,will be back next year Date of review: May 8, 2006