In short: Really enjoyed the run, marshalls and organisation was very good. Anyone who can stand in those conditions and hand out freezing water just to make us more comfortable deserves credit. Lovely banana to finish. Even managed a pb, great race. Date of review: February 19, 2006
In short: Very well organised race. Pity I couldn't finish it. In full: Unfortunately due to a torn calf muscel I didn't finish this race, but the stewards were very friendly and concerned and made sure I was OK. Interesting to see the comments about the Mayor and Mayoress. They are very visible I'll give them that, with their pictures in the paper every week. More for their own benefit than anyone else believe me, they are real fame junkies. Did they mention that the council they represent are selling off our castle, and other town jewels? No thought not. Date of review: February 19, 2006
In short: Cold, Rain but great potential if weather Good! In full: I would definitely do this again if I could get a guarantee that there would be no rain. The course has a good PB potential apart from Miles 10.5 to 11.5 which was VERY dangerous in the rain. The course organisers need to rethink that part of the course as someone could have a very nasty accident if there is bad weather like there was today. I saw about 3 people fall in that section alone.
I don't know how healthy the Ginkgo fizzy drink at mile 11 was.
I loved the text messages before the race and the result notification by text. Well done. Faulty sound equipment at the start was a downer since the poor dude making the announcements was so entertaining. And why is Brighton so difficult to drive into and out of. The wind was very blustery and I should be back despite all the moans! Date of review: February 19, 2006
In short: A good course but spoilt by the weather In full: A decent half marathon course but not suited for the weather conditions as the grass sections became pretty unstable under foot. Organisation was good and in better weather would have made it a better day. Overall though a tough day but glad i did it. Date of review: February 19, 2006
In short: Too cold to take in the scenery In full: Nice of the organisers to set fire to a car to warm us up but unfortunately it had gone out by the time I got there! Very well organised race with good start and finish. Nice medal, nearly matching the lord mayors Date of review: February 19, 2006
In short: good flat pb course... only one small incline... In full: Nice sunday morning run, not too busy and quite flat make for good times. Not constantly tripping over other people. Good organisation, lacking an atmosphere around the course, but a good run out. Date of review: February 19, 2006
In short: Well organised, run on nice country lanes, pity about the rain at the end In full: Good organisation - lots of marshalls & water stations. The base at DoY school was very useful. A bit more 'up & down' than I was led to believe - but great to run on quiet country lanes. Mug & Snickers bar were very welcome - much better than another medal. Date of review: February 19, 2006