In short: Great race, great fun and well organised In full: This is the second time I have done this race and really enjoyed it. The goody bacg, medal and t-shirt are great. It is only let down by running through Glascote - the burnt out car was a added bonus this year. Overall though this is a really good event. Thanks Date of review: February 19, 2006
In short: Fantastic race – great camaraderie from all competitors In full: Fantastic race – great camaraderie from all competitors. Many thanks to the guys that gave me a lift from Slough station and in particular the guys that dragged me around the last 10 miles.
The most pictures 54 miles you could think of. Well organised with the only hitch being problems with public transport – could we expect more…
I will be booking my place for next year for sure.
In short: still a tough but excellent race In full: everything I said last year still applies, but I'm a bit quicker now, so not quite so close to last place this time. Will be back again next time too - could definitely go faster Date of review: February 18, 2006
In short: Our 4th time round it, course pb of 1.51 In full: We arrived at Wokingham, having run the hilly and gruelling Brands hatch half the previous day in 2.26 So, i knew i could not fire on all cylinders, as alway's, we were made welcome, we met so many friends, Normal routine for me was to feed Phillip , give his medication,put his wheelchair together, change Phillip according to the weather conditions, By this time i was exhausted, ( I had'nt run yet )while the persistant rain continued,i got myself ready, but it was not going to ruin any of our day. So the race started, and i just relaxed, Phillip got comfortable, it was our 107th half together, we were most content and happy, we just got on with what we do and love and cherish,we once again had a most enjoyable run clocking 2.07,The time was not suprising. The Police,Marshall's, feed points, First Aider's etc, as usual were just perfect in every way
Our weekend was over, Wokingham organiser's had once again put on the perfect race, one that we will keep in our heart's until we return, For us, our Marathon road show carries on, So i finish by saying Long live Wokingham half Marathon !!!
And Thank you all, for giving us ( Dad and Phil ) the time of our lives
Mick of ( Mick n Phil ) Date of review: February 18, 2006
In short: Great and hilly! In full: I did the 5K and not the 1/2 marathon. But it was still hilly. What I did like was that you could always see how far you were behind the leaders. The goody bag was excellant and all the organisation was smooth. Date of review: February 18, 2006
In short: Harder than any other run I`ve done.......... What does`nt kill you can only make you stronger!! Organised exceptionally well and would certainly run around in the mud again next year.......... Great fun!! Date of review: February 18, 2006
In short: Loved it! longest run so far. I had been told this was flat... Luckily I didn't see the course profile until I had finished! In full: Great hills, great puddles, great marshalls, great t-shirt, great finish - totally unexpected slither round a muddy playing field after 29.5k of clean shoes! Also much appreciated was the one minute silence at the start in memory of clubmate Paul Pearce, the dedicating of the race to Paul Pearce and the sympathetic support of marshalls and runners during the race. I will be back! Date of review: February 18, 2006
In short: It's hard, it's muddy, it's hilly - but what did you expect? In full: A great annual event from Portsmouth Joggers. It's a tough race, probably made tougher by the course change to include a long climb at 17 miles which found quite a few runners out. Weather conditions were pretty poor, and it was muddier than expected after a dry winter, with treacherous stretches in places. Marshalls and organisers were superb as ever, though the waymarking has been criticised and needs checking in future. The Sustainability Centre was a good venue for the start, but suffers from a lack of toilets for such a large field. Tea & soup ladies did a wonderful job warming everyone up afterwards. It's not a beginners race, but novice runners off-road are welcomed and encouraged all the way round, so don't be put off! Date of review: February 18, 2006
In short: Mud, puddles and hills In full: Even though I did it last year, I forgot how tough and seemingly never ending the mud was, but then having got through that forgot the length of the hill at the end Date of review: February 17, 2006