In short: Hills were tough, but good as part of a training schedule for the big one in April. Glorious almost Spring like day helped. Ran the time I wanted (despite those hills!) helping to mak the whole event thoroughly enjoyable for me. Date of review: February 6, 2006
In short: Very good overall. Superb organisation. Good atmosphere. Opportunity for PB. In full: This is a very good race, with superb organisation. It's a town race so scenery is not pleasant, but it's motivating passing runners coming back from the turnaround point. It is definitely PB potential. One plea though. My wife paid £15 to enter and could only have a medium shirt. Please get small shirts for women, particularly when they are asked for this amount. Date of review: February 6, 2006
In short: Over-priced, over-crowded and chaotic In full: Disappointing race. Expensive for a towny 5 miler, chaotic start, no PB potential since far to crowded for the size of the race. Not one to be done again I'm afraid Only redeeming feature was the spot prize, but not really value for money Date of review: February 6, 2006
In short: Tough for a first time but all the more exhilerating for that. In full: Enjoyed the race, good support on the way round and well organised. Nice marshalls. Not an easy one - those hills! but will definately do it again next year. Date of review: February 6, 2006
In short: I hope charity gets a decent % of the entrance fee. Surprisingly pleasant scenery and good mix of standards. Didn't enjoy the hills though! False finishes nasty too! Date of review: February 6, 2006
In short: My first half marathon, was well organised and I'll be back next year. In full: Was quite a tough course for a first timer, but managed to get round in under 2 hours (my target) though I'm in pain this morning! Date of review: February 6, 2006
In short: What a fantastic day. The weather was perfect. The scenery glorious. The organisation wonderful despite the increased numbers of runners everyone has In full: Being one of the slower runners I was expecting a long hard run. But in fact it was a pb course for me!! By 6 minutes. I have yet to break the 60 minutes but a pb is still that. The day was glorious and you couldn't ask for a more scenic route. The organisation was fantastic and the huge number of runners were managed well despite the couple of crowded areas at the start. This is definitely a race I would love to do again. The run in to the finish is specatacular Date of review: February 6, 2006
In short: Pleasant challanging run. Nice people. In full: As a newby to races (this being my first one) I was first daunted by the number of club runners at the event, but actually the marshalls made everyone feel welcome and that everyone's race times mattered. The hill was difficult right at the end, but not as bad as everyone made out.