In short: Excellent event, worth putting in your diary every year. In full: This event is just perfect, a 6 legged relay thats covers the marathon distance, the course is only 2.5km and so its also great for your spectators to enjoy. Date of review: March 14, 2006
In short: Something makes me go back every year! In full: Have run this a few times - started as a beginner and it is my faveourite 1/2M - lots of climbing then the chance to make up time with great descents. Was a bit grumpy at the start - terrible organisation had lots of slower runners up front but that clears once you start climbing. The atmosphere from the supporters at the top of the hill is fantastic (unless you are having a bad race) but ran a pb this year so all was well with the world! Date of review: March 14, 2006
In short: Free drink and good parking do not outweigh the farcical finish. In full: Pros. Arrived 1hr early, parked the car easily about 20m from the start, left my kit in the boot at 10:29 and set off on time. Plenty of free drinks hand outs, not restricted to one each. Lots of toilets, though the later runners seemd to have some weird queing system! Flatish course, going under roads with associated dips and climbs. Well signed mileage points. Well marshalled and plenty of water stops.
Cons: Start not easily identified! Baggage hold a joke. Finish:- worst 'organisation'I've ever encountered. Results not accurate after 700th place!
In short: Atmosphere excellent - support incredible - ranging for the OAP's banging their saucepans to the two church choirs - 1st half marathon but want to sign up for next year already Date of review: March 14, 2006
In short: Not too bad - actually enjoyed 'the hill' In full: Went well until my shoes became very uncomfortable at about 9.5 miles and I ended up having to walk for a bit and hobble in at the finish - mental note, wear nearly new shoes for longer races.
Parking was a nightmare, however, the course was a good challenge. Date of review: March 14, 2006
In short: Enjoyed the 4 laps rather than one long stretch of 20 miles. The marshalls and police gave great support. In full: The marshalls were fantastic and uplifting, I loved the 4 laps rather than a straight 20 mile run. I was at the back and there was plenty of support from runners and marshalls. The first 2 miles of each lap were hard and the traffic came close a few times but I would recommend the run, especially as a pre London Marathon as we now how 6 weeks for our bodies to recover! The medal was a horrid black colour, but I am still proud to have it! Date of review: March 14, 2006
In short: Good but not that good In full: I'd heard such good reviews about this race and yes it was good but nothing special. Having said that it was nice to have such nice crowds watching and the church singers were a surreal moment. Certainly not an easy pb course. If only Brighton had had this weather then it'd be way better than this one. Date of review: March 14, 2006
In short: Fantastic course and a few challenging hills on the way but superb fun! In full: If you want to run a medium sized spring half complete with Championmchip timing and stadium finish then Inverness is the one for you. Do it next year! Date of review: March 14, 2006
In short: Great race for all standards. Welcome addition to the racing calendar. In full: Something for everybody - Very quick at the front with good prize money, but plenty of unattached and first-timers. Good tee-shirt AND a medal at the end (plus bottle of water and ceral bar). I am sure the entries will increase next year when word gets round. Date of review: March 14, 2006
In short: Well Organised but a little too windy for my liking In full: Very glad that there was no snow. Most of the route is good 'cos you manage to get all the major hills out of the way at the start. the last two miles are a killer though - alongside the Ness into the wind :-( Date of review: March 14, 2006