In short: All good except baggage reclaim In full: No issues until the race was over. 2800 people to collect from one reclaim station alone (seemed like 5000 from the last two) when the first 4-5 stations were only 750 bags each. Last year was far better on this front. Overall though, drinks in right places, less of Parliament Hill to run up this time, pre-race organisation excellent and would definitely do again. Why do those buses all come at once at the end! Date of review: March 20, 2006
In short: good race well organised challenging course,plenty of marshalls. The only thing i could fault was the dodgy keyring said on the entry form that you received a medal Date of review: March 20, 2006
In short: First ran this 23 years ago, last time 12 years ago and it has changed a bit. Steep entry fee but when you stay behind and see the clearing up and look at the prize list then you understand a little more how much it costs. In full: Somewhere to warm up and designated meeting points for spectators and supporters would really help. It was a bitter wind to start with and even if you had warmed up, unless you were on the elite start you froze. On the whole well organised, but does not make the most of the city it is held in as the route is rather dull. Date of review: March 20, 2006
In short: If there is more scenic race in the East then I haven't run it !! Lovely villages - chalenging undulating course. In full: I was epecting some undulations and I got them, plenty of them. Norfolk isn't FLAT. Having said that they were all short and if you go up you have to come down. Great race and the scenery was fantastic. Only negatives were the parking - there was no room so we were told to park down the lane, which I think p'd off those homeowners with verges and with empty water bottles littering the lane. Also, the key ring wasn't the greatest momento ever! Otherwise I loved the race. Date of review: March 20, 2006
In short: A big thank you to all the marshalls & people at the water stations who gave their time,made the mistake of running the first half too fast , got punished for it on the second lap and crucified on the hill on the last mile ,can,t wait till next year Date of review: March 20, 2006
In short: A quick course with few undulations. Definate PB race, it was for me this year! In full: A good course with few problem areas. As a beginner who knocked nearly 15 mins off my PB, I would recommend it to anyone trying a half marathon for the first time. A bit bunched up at the start but with 2500 runners you never had the road to yourself. Glorious weather helped although I over dressed I think! Date of review: March 20, 2006
In short: Three cheers for the Dumfries Running Club! A friendly, well-organised race. Very well marshalled with friendly supportive individuals. Bring it back next year please! Date of review: March 20, 2006
In short: Well organised event with good turnout - was it warmer than 2005 - NO! In full: This is a decent race over an undulating course. Weather was freezing but at least there was no snow! Wind chill must have been minus 10 but I enjoyed the country route all the same. Nasty trick as you head back to Wymondham - going round the roundabout, I thought I was catching the bloke in front! Date of review: March 20, 2006
In short: Slightly muddled start, but a great friendly race!! In full: It wasn't made clear that the start was 10mins away from the main area, so some people were still trying to get to the start when the gun went off; generally a good flat course, good weather and friendly runners! Didn't do a PB but ran a great negative split! Date of review: March 20, 2006
In short: My first half-marathon, a great experience for an F1 fan. In full: Starting with such good organisation is going to spoil me for other races. Hit my target time so great to know if it had been less windy I could have beaten my target. Date of review: March 20, 2006
In short: Very well organised race on a glorious day In full: Sadly my lack of training owing to injury meant that a pb was never on the cards, although I think this is probably the course to do it. Anyway, a great race through pleasant enough scenery although the unsuprisind warmth caught me out. Not that I can blame anyone for that. Date of review: March 20, 2006
In short: A very well organised run with good PB Potential In full: This was only my second half marathon and thought that the organisation was excellent. Had been advised to get there early and seemed to time this quite well. Plenty of toilet facilities was great, with minimal queing, (if at all) and plenty of areas in which to get ready.
The novelty of running round the race track was great, but this does lead to dull scenery and a lack of spectators other than at the main stand areas. Marshalling was great as was the number of drinks stations.
The windy weather is beyond the control of the organisers, but on a less blustery day, PB potential on a flat course has got to e good.
The Goody bag, for me, was good despite ending up with a XL t shirt for my 75kg frame!. Perhaps I missed the sizing guides at the end.
All in all a great day out made better from reaching a new PB by a couple of minutes, despite the wind in along the Hangar Straight doing it's best to blow me backwards!.
I will give it another go next year. Date of review: March 20, 2006