In short: great organisation from a top club, great race!! In full: I struggled with the second lap of the course, but it was a great race, just wish I'd have performed. Good to see the guys at formula one go out of their way to get me a spot prize after I missed my name being called by being at the bar!! Date of review: August 14, 2005
In short: Very well organised, very well marshalled, lots of water stations. Would recommend it to anyone wanting an easy and not too challenging half marathon run. Would definately do it again! Date of review: August 14, 2005
In short: great course......HOWEVER In full: £10 to enter on the day, and not a single momento!!! Not even a charity race, just pure profit. You guys need to rethink before next year as there were quite a few runners who left the scenic setting today with a very bad taste in their mouth. Seriously guys a little can go a long way, even a energy bar and bottle of water is better than sweet fanny adams!
Still got a PB tho, so cant be too bad! Date of review: August 14, 2005
In short: Poor organisation and lack of information In full: Frankly for such a big event (1000+ runners) and the fact that a lot of roads were coned off the lack of marshalls etc at the beginning and at the end with information was poor, very little signposts on the way in, took ages to find registration where were the signs? The race itself was fine, however the finish was sloppy again no information t shirt queue was 150mt away, no one was telling anyone this, and then after queueing for my t shirt for some 15min i get told that as i entered on day t shirt would be posted, why werent we told this when we registered or at least when we finished. Disappointing at start and finish, middle bit (run ) was okay. Next year? probably not Date of review: August 14, 2005
In short: A nice downhill start to the race before climbing up to the bridge. Didn't realise quite how curved the bridge is until you run over it. A good day, fantastic scenery and well organised and marshalled so well worth the journey. Date of review: August 14, 2005
In short: Nice scenic and organised race In full: Organistaion was very good, I entered on line last Sunday and my race number and intstructions were with me by Thurday. Car parking was well sign posted as was the way to the start. Lovely route, very cheery and encouraging marshalls. Great Run, well done. Date of review: August 14, 2005
In short: HARD WORK RUNNING ON THE SOFT SAND AND AVOIDING THE JELLYFISH!!! In full: A LOT TOUGHER THAN I EXPECTED NO CHANCE OF A PB HERE(4 MINS OUTSIDE MINE)THE SAND WAS VERY SOFT IN PLACES AND THE WIND WAS QUITE STRONG ON THE RETURN LEGS.A GREAT LEVELER THOUGH!WOULD RECOMEND IT GOOD WORKOUT FOR THE CALFS!! Date of review: August 14, 2005
In short: Well organised and good facilities - made my first ever race a great experience In full: I'll start with the thing that sticks in my mind - they said 'flat' but there's a definite 'hill' around half way but to be fair the rest of it is fairly flat. The organisaiton seemed very good and it helped that the school grounds for the start and finish are a great setting and all of its facilities (including parking 100 yards form the finish!) are there to be used. Marshalling and traffic control was very good too - no problems whatsoever around these country lanes. The scenery was good too with a picture-postcard duckpond to greet you after that 0.5K-ish climb.
The finish was fun too - a short downhill to build some momentum and then swing around in to the grounds for a lap of the field to the finish.
This was my first 'proper' race and the best praise is that I am left buzzing and ready to do more so a big thumbs up to the organisers from me. Date of review: August 14, 2005
In short: Arrived later than expected, and had to park miles away. Could not find toilets! Very scenic and race organisation good. In full: I arrived a bit later than I expected, and was told to try and park somewhere in town - I've never been to Midhurst before - so this wasn't the most helpful instruction! Couldn't find any of the facilities (aka toilets), so had to use a pub, fortunately they didn't seem to mind (thanks). Otherwise very scenic, hills not too bad, and I achieved a PB. I will try to get there earlier next year! Date of review: August 14, 2005