In short: More water needed for the masses who are attracted to event In full: The organisers seem to delay start every year for late entries and seem to encourage runners of all abilities. So water should have been more readily availble. In more than one place. The race wasn't on the cheap side so more should be done. A signpost at finish registration area to start would have been helpful. Signs to say watch the speed bumps on course saw two runners go crashing to ground having to drop out as a result. Looked very painful. When its crowded it is hard to see speed humps. Date of review: May 6, 2006
In short: A well organised half marathon. Will do it again. In full: This was a nice flat half marathon, with a pretty large field of about 8,000 runners. It's a 2 lap course, which normally isn't my thing, but they made little adjustments to the second lap to prevent boredom. On the whole it's pretty flat, so has good PB potential, and the goody bag at the end is top notch. I'll be back to do it again next year. Date of review: May 6, 2006
In short: Don't allow cars next to the running track In full: Overall a good race , but needs better organisation, Dont let cars park next to track, some cars reversing out onto track as people Finishing. A fast race and good crowd. Need more water stations due to hot weather. Date of review: May 6, 2006
In short: Great race for a PB In full: Nice flat course with lovely scenery through forest and by the sea. Very well-marshalled and huge crowd support along the promenade. Will be back again next year! Date of review: May 6, 2006
In short: Great atmosphere with bands and an incredible crowd. To see the front runners made the laps certainly very worthwile! In full: Despite losing my husband before the start and running on my own it was a great race. I thoroughly enjoyed the atmosphere - it was great to be cheered on by such a big crowd. This is probably why I got a PB... The hills were a bit of a challenge, but being used to steeper ones in North Devon, they were very managable.
Only downside was the missing sign at the M5 exit of junction 30, which should have been very easy to find according to the race instructions. Date of review: May 5, 2006
In short: Good experience. Very well organised. In full: Definitely worth doing once, just for the experience. Excellent facilities and well organised. Great PB potential. Recomended. Date of review: May 5, 2006
In short: Built for speed In full: I missed the Half Marathon in March so had my eye on runnning this one some time ago. I'm glad I did. The chance to run around the venue of the British Grand Prix is well worth the effort. Perhaps predictably, facilities were the best I have seen at a race, and signposting and parking made getting there easy. Course was accurately marked and the surface was easy to run on and wide enough to get round at a pace that suits you.
Although windy, it's a circuit so whilst this can hinder at one point it'll invariably help at another.
No memento which was a shame, but the reasonable entry charge and chance of a PB easily makes up for it. I missed out on a PB but that was my fault for eating too many Easter Eggs last month.
Chip timing would be one suggestion I would make though, as the sole criticism I can levy was on the time it took to get out of the funnel. Date of review: May 5, 2006