In short: Water from a cup??? In full: This half was definately challenging with all those hills! The 1pm start time and the heat would not have been an issue if they had given us water in a bottle! I could not believe that they charged nearly £20 and did not provide water in a bottle! It was almost impossible to run and drink from a plastic cup - the result severe stomach ache from not drinking enough! Not happy. Date of review: September 26, 2005
In short: A great place for a half marathon In full: This was my first half marathon race, and I did 1:42 which I was delighted with, considering the hills. Good organisation, water stations etc, although only being allowed one small half bottle of water at the end was just plain stingy. Good atmosphere though - I'd run this race again for sure Date of review: September 26, 2005
In short: Excellent race and organisation In full: Organisation very good for such a large race. Had to find a tree for a pee, arrived at my start position in good time to avoid the crush and managed ot leave the car park before the rush! Date of review: September 26, 2005
In short: brilliant ,definately back next year. In full: brilliantly organised ,tho there was a lack of mile markers until mile 6.good course not as tough as Potters arf marathon but still tough enough.Loads of water stations and all the marshalls were really supportive. Sorry to see a few people taken ill hope all are ok. first aid support was plentiful en route.got a PB of 2hr 14 ,will be back next year. Date of review: September 26, 2005
In short: My second time running this one In full: A quite challanging course,which is probably why I did it again,and I managed to knock 4 minutes off my previous P.B.!! One gripe,why the 1:00p.m. start? If it started at say 10:00 we'd finish before it gets too hot instead of starting at the warmest part of the day. Four people died on the G.N.R. last week due to the weather conditions so let's minimise the risk! Date of review: September 26, 2005
In short: Enjoyed the race, even the hill..start could have been better In full: Not a bad race, organisation could have been better. Could have done with someone pushing people towards the start as it was a fair trek from the changing area. Race started with no warning, just someone firing the gun, could have done with some count down as most of us were chatting when the gun went off. No water on the course, it got warm as well, so would have been nice to have a water station. Diary at the end was a bit naff. I did Aldbourne previous week and got a quality t-shirt and mars bar...for same money!! Date of review: September 26, 2005
In short: Superbly organised, good PB potential In full: Well done to the organisers and marshalls. The race was excellent, uncrowded, a straightforward route with some long but gentle inclines, good T shirt at the end, and I got a PB. Recommended. Date of review: September 26, 2005
In short: Worked well, would getting bigger spoil it? In full: Good turnout of support from villagers, happy marshalls good organisation, a little harder than expected and sunny weather a bit of a surprise, wind manageable.Ideal for runners of all abilities and made very welcome. Date of review: September 26, 2005
In short: Was mostly grass running with some very tough hills. In full: I anticipated running this race at around the 50 minute mark. However due to some very tough hills during the first 4K I managed to get just under the hour (58 minutes).
The event was very well run, but the course was mostly run on grass which was very un-even with some troublesome pot holes.
All in all a good run, but no PB potential here I'm afraid. Date of review: September 26, 2005
In short: Really good fun, I'm glad i put all that training in!!!! In full: Excellent fun. I'd been warned about the hills but they weren't as bad as I'd expected. The only bad momnet was when I thought I was going mad between 9 and 11 miles - the 10 mile sign was missing!! The joy of realising I'd done 2 instead of 1 miles made up for it though. Date of review: September 26, 2005