In short: Great race, well orgainsed as usual In full: Fantastic organisation as always along with perfect running conditions made a great event. Some of the best marshalls around and the organisers had thought of everything.
Am amazed at some of the comments though: Some races give T-shirts, some medals. This one is T-shirts as stated on event details. Water was as per event details if not slightly better. Refreshments were available in the college canteen. Finish line was obvious to me - just beyond start line with clock and "FINISH" banner. Timing chips cost money - most people have perfectly good watches to do their own.
Finally, tip for you next year - there are so many different toilets in the college, there is always one set that very few people find even though they are signposted. Both M & F had no queues at 10 a.m.... Date of review: February 6, 2006
In short: Great race once it got going, very poor start though, those of us in the middle of the pack at the start line had no idea the front runners had gone. Also, forced to walk the first two hundred metres down a narrow road until everyone spread out. Date of review: February 6, 2006
In short: beautiful day, lovely hills, excellent race, can't wait til next year! In full: My first half and even though I can bearly walk today.......I'm hooked....next! Date of review: February 6, 2006
In short: Model organisation, short steep hills (up & down). Good race to run. In full: A good race with no problems with parking or getting ready. The race started on time and the course was scenic and traffic-free (almost). Three sharp ascents (not bad) and two steep descents (worse). Only question is why smaller events have chip timing and this doesn't. Good number of masseurs too. Date of review: February 6, 2006
In short: The race & course are good. Goody bag would help - no nearby shops. In full: I enjoyed the race very much. A small goody bag with a banana or chocolate bar would have been appreciated as I did not find any shops near the finish. Date of review: February 6, 2006
In short: Good race with a few challenging hills In full: I'm a bit biased as I improved my time by 7 minutes from my first half marathon and I reckon this one was a little hillier! Good group of people running and well organised. Particularly liked the finish through the park. Date of review: February 6, 2006