In short: Agree mile markers could have been more prominent - esp at 2 miles which seemes to be obscured by crowds. Quite an undulating course. No goodie bag was a disappoinment and toilet queues unreasonable but altogether a well-orgainsed race Date of review: March 20, 2006
In short: A good 1st Half (apart from the wind) In full: Other people have already said it, but a change of scenery would have been nice! Other than that (and the very cold wind) congrats to the organisers for an extremely smooth-running event. Date of review: March 20, 2006
In short: Excellent Value In full: Excellent Value ! defo worth doing it if you live on and around Liverpool. Long trip from London. Well organised.
Didn't sleep a wink night before was swaying around trying to have a cold shower to wake myself up had 8 expresso got caught in the queue for the lavvies when firecracker went off. Weaved in and out on course for the 1.45 then the HILL. Never recovered from that really cramp in hammies and foot was painful (i think I tied me laces too tight ) excellent experience. Bottom Line 1.55 24s
In short: fast field, great weather! In full: Minor gripes: The supplied cousre map was fairly poor esp for the start / finish part of the course. Early mile markers were frustrating to spot and I agree about the deceptive '9 mile' water station (on an incline too!)very demoralising. For the money even a bite size choccy bar (30p?) / banana wouldve been appreciated at the finish. Chicane near the finish seemed unecessary. Toilet queues were comical, lots of blokes queuing not realising there was a urinal. Overall though the course was well marshalled and had great crowd support.
In short: Excellent race - I just love Fleet! In full: I was hoping for a PB but due to illness I managed to trudge around at the back. Really shouldn't have run but I enjoy Fleet so much that I just had to do it. I will be back next year and I WILL get that PB. Well done to all those that ran, and to all the marshalls and organisers for a fantastic event. Date of review: March 20, 2006
In short: My first ever half marathon, event seemed very well organised, and marshalls were great at encouraging the slow runners like me. Nice relaxed atmosphere with lots of spectators, Date of review: March 20, 2006
In short: A great way to celebrate my birthday, best support, only they lied about being flat or was it only me who found hills to make me ache ?! In full: A great day out, organisation and support was good, only a few missing mile markers could have been added. Water and energy stations fell in just the right places. Weather was perfect. For beginners it would be fair to meantion that the course is undulating or hilly - well it felt like it to a beginner, this was only my second half. Date of review: March 20, 2006
In short: great race, great atmosphere In full: A well organised race,with a good mixture of town and country running. Unfortunately there were a few impatient drivers along the country lanes, but the organisers cant be blamed for that as ther were dozens of Marshalls and warning signs. On the whole a enjoyable event, with a nice medal and t shirt at the end. Date of review: March 20, 2006
In short: Definetely more undulating than I expected. In full: Definetely more water stations required; and the one allegedly at 9 miles was (demoralisingly) well before 9 miles! Date of review: March 20, 2006
In short: Brilliant for F1 Fans - Real exciting, excellent organisation - Great day out In full: I really had a good time in this race. I finished this course with no ahces and no cramps. For an F1 fan this is a real exhilerating race to do. The organisation is absolutely outstanding, and the goody bag at the end contained a good quality medal and adidas t-shirt (although had to do with XL). I managed to set a new PB and for the first time woke up the next morning feeling great. Definitely worth the money, and although some found this challenging, i feel this is a great course for beginners. Fantastic race and organisation. Date of review: March 20, 2006
In short: well organised, good course, but I'm not doing it again as it seems to be my bogey event and I have a disaster for no apparent reason! Of course I'm blaming this on Fleet rather than my training ;-) Date of review: March 20, 2006
In short: Well organised, very windy and little atmosphere at the back! In full: This was my fist time at Silverstone and my first half marathon race, felt it was very well organised however there was little encouragement at the back and the wind was hard to deal with and made it hard to run above a training pace. Had to get an XL pack by the time I'd finished as I was at the back but it will be good for training in and felt that you got a good pack for the money spent to get in. Overall it was good, a little dull and uninspiring at most parts but looking forward to the London Marathon and the force of the crowd! Date of review: March 20, 2006
In short: Another wonderful race In full: Really enjoyed this event again. I know that many knock it,to them(some of whom I know keep coming back to do it), I would ask why if all you are going to do is whinge about it?. I'll be honest i do find the entry fee a little OTT but I still think it is worth paying considering the amount of effort that the organisers and local council (plus the police) put into the event. I will be back next year,just hope it's not as windy or cold!