In short: Great event and super organisation as ever In full: I've done this before so I knew what to expect. The small changes to the route (I missed it last year due to illness) were a great improvement. The only thing I can think of to improve this race is to organise a collection to improve the plumbing at all the toilets (bar those in the leisure centre) so they refill rather more quickly!
Tea & cake for a £1. A bargain and very tasty too! Date of review: March 26, 2006
In short: A challenging race but very enjoyable In full: I loved this race. I knew it was going to be tough but I still tackled it head on and had a personal best. The organisation was great and the marshalling brilliant. Even though there was a lot of fast runners in the race the slower ones I met were friendly and encouraging. Altogether a great race and a lot of satisfaction at the end with a good goody bag. Date of review: March 26, 2006
In short: Firm but fair!! In full: Hard, Hard race. But it is the Lake District so it's hardly going to be flat. It says 10 miles approx. It would be useful getting an accurate measure on it so an accurate time/distance can be obtained. Not too good value for money. No Tshirt or goody bag. Just a coaster. Had to pay £2 parking. What was the £11 entry fee for? Date of review: March 26, 2006
In short: A very nice idea in the true spirit of the sport In full: No numbers - just ribbons and away you go on a fully marked course, with marshals and water stations. no pressure. Good organisation- jolly marshalls. GVH got many more than expected and they cope well with the extra demand. Good amtmosphere and very helpful for all abilities of runner. It's a tough course though. Date of review: March 26, 2006
In short: Well organised race with a trail feel to it past some interesting countryside. In full: Found the last four miles hard work. Thank you to all the marshals for their suuport. Pleased with the engraved glass makes a change from the standard T shirt. Date of review: March 26, 2006
In short: got new PB! In full: no problems with start, just turn up in time. I did see all the mile markers or is it because I run slowly? with regards to the toilets - all events are the same, never enough toilets. Good support along the route and traffic free. Date of review: March 26, 2006
In short: Race Director should be sacked In full: We travelled up from London having done Silverstone Half last weekend it is perfectly possible to have good organisation with a large no. of people. My boyfriends entry went missing when he queried this he was met with extreme hostility by the organisers( if we can call them that) and told he could not compete even though he is from Edinburgh and had persuaded me to apply. The amusing thing was the race director as much as admitted it would be a shambles in his email to my boyfriend when he stated they were "working round the clock to deliver this race" and that it was "not an amatuer event" I would love to know if the race director has ever run a long distance race or even does any training at all. Date of review: March 26, 2006
In short: biggest complaint was that roads were not closed at all. Selfish car drivers cutting across runners to get into places! Difficult to hear announcements and no clear signage for fun runners to r Date of review: March 26, 2006
In short: Not enjoyabe In full: THis was my first half marathon after a break of 6 years. Ran the course with 2 novices - they both say that it will be their last. Me also. Date of review: March 26, 2006
In short: Poor organisation,badly designed course In full: Very disappointing, as a local I had looked forward to this, but it was poor. The start was a mess with pens being in the same place as toliet queues. Also late start. Desperate lack of water - i'm a 'back of the packer' and there was no water left at any of the stations - with some improptu water turning up later. Course poor, with demoralising and grim out and back elements to make up the distance. Date of review: March 26, 2006
In short: well done again telford harriers In full: tough course for a PB.i was on for a certain PB with only 4 miles to go but the terrain put paid to my attempts but never mind coz the race itself was excellent.
coming into ironbridge was one of my favourite miles ever run in any race ive done.i will definitely do this one next year.
the only bad thing i can think of is the last 10th of a mile was up hill.EVIL ORGANISING PEOPLE (HA HA). Date of review: March 26, 2006
In short: Excellent race. Will definitely do it next year. In full: Thanks to Telford Harriers for a challenging but superb race. The atmosphere was excellent with plenty of support. Bit of a mix up at the start but the Marshalls were plentiful and very encouraging all the way along. I liked the advanced warning of the drinks stations and the glass goblet made a nice change to a medal. Date of review: March 26, 2006
In short: I am sure it will be better next year. In full: Awful early start particularly with the clocks going back. However if it had been later the field may have been bigger and it would have been caotic due to poor organising. The toilets were definately in the wrong location and there was not enough. I enjoyed the course, there are complaints about loops but it was away from traffic and it had pleasant scenery. Date of review: March 26, 2006