In short: Great race, great course, great marshalls, good fun. In full: Loved the course, I am falling for 'hills' at the begining as I seam to tackle them ok and it means I don't run off way too quick and get knackered by half way. Had a steady first 5 miles and then built the pace from there, just missing a PB by 10 secs (gutted). First time I have raced a half with rain but I suprisingly enjoyed the experience. Really impressed with the marshalls who even when it was tipping it down had smiles on their faces. I felt great at the finish! Date of review: October 31, 2005
In short: Well organised, fast flat course, definite PB potential In full: Second time I've entered this race and I love it. You couldn't find a flatter course and despite the wind managed to knock two minutes off my PB to 1:09. Well organised, but a shame about the showers not working. I'll be back next year! Date of review: October 31, 2005
In short: Good, friendly atmosphere. Well organized. Lots of people cheering people on. Worksop's a nice little town. Would probably run it again. Sports drinks would have been nice at say, 10 miles. Enjoyable day. Thanks. Date of review: October 31, 2005
In short: 2nd time of doing this one and a great advert for sussex countryside, in all lovely day! reckon the "if it was easy, everyone would be doing it" holds for this, fairly tough! Date of review: October 30, 2005
In short: Unexpectedly hilly, badly organised, but hey it all turned out okay in the end! In full: Thank god it wasnt raining or someone could have got hurt slipping down the muddy hills! I am very disappointed to learn about the distance issues, as I thought I had smashed my personal best. I think I would have done anyway as I ran well, but its now very dissapointing to have been so excited.
The very least you can do as a race promoter is to ensure that the course is the specified length. Very annoyed about that.
Otherwise, it was okay despite being badly organised. I might do this again next year to see if it improves with age, but I cannot recommend it to others based on this experience. Date of review: October 30, 2005
In short: Just ok? In full: Late start, too few toilets, loud speaker system that could not be heard, 250 m short of 10k. Marshalls ok, plenty of water stations, promised more than it delivered. But it is local........... Date of review: October 30, 2005
In short: 1st time so can't comment on last years route but I didn't find this one too hilly In full: Did 2:13 in Nottingham with a dodgey ankle so was well pleased with 1:58 in Worksop. One comment, in Nottingham drink stations gave out bottles, much better than drowning in a paper cup :) Date of review: October 30, 2005
In short: Great marathon In full: A great race but the weather was the pits! Marshalling & drinks stations excellent. A very well organised race. The only reason I would not do it again is because there are too many others to do out there. Well done Nat Trust & Hyder. I hopefully will have recovered by the end of the week! Date of review: October 30, 2005
In short: Hilly course - not PB material, but picturesque and friendly course. In full: However, compared to other half marathons, not many supporters along long stretches of the country roads. Friendly marshalls though, and friendly crowd. Would not underestimate the hills - race starts pretty pleasant, but does not stay gentle! Date of review: October 30, 2005
In short: Fantastic race, good scenery, atmosphere and organisation In full: Great race, undulating to say the least! Poor organisation at the end, very congested. My own time was a minute quicker than gun time, due to slow getting through lines at end. No goody bag and the medal was a bit sad. Having said all this i will definately be back again, thanks Date of review: October 30, 2005