In short: Enjoyed this race for its friendly atmosphere In full: A well organised race on a rainy Sunday morning. Big thanks to the marshalls - it can't have been too much fun standing there in the rain. I would recommend this race, especially if you are live in south west London / Surrey. T Shirt finishers prize was good too. Date of review: February 13, 2006
In short: tough northern classic, superb organisation, great race In full: more hills than a roller coaster, very tough half with fantastic organisation and encouraging marshalls is definitley on my must do list next year, when my legs work again Date of review: February 13, 2006
In short: Great marshalls and services support, thanks. In full: Horrible weather again, but a nice flat course, with very good organisation by marshalls and police. Only gripes being the bottleneck at the start, and the baggage storage being rather chaotic. Overall a good race. Date of review: February 13, 2006
In short: I set a new PB so of course its a good event! In full: Despite the weather and Cantley Park turning into a bit of a bog in places - this event went really well. Organisation on the whole was very good. My only request would be to make it a lot clearer where the Start/Finish line is! The announcer was a great help - advising me that I had the last 0.1m to do in 30 secs to get inside my target time. Having roads closed and traffic free makes this a very good race for both experienced runners and beginners and the flat course should tempt a lot of people back. Date of review: February 13, 2006
In short: Lots of water offered during race but none available afterwards when really needed, not enough t-shirts, not enough loos. Very friendly and helpful organisers. Date of review: February 13, 2006
In short: tough and demanding course In full: perfect marathon training race.lots of pain towards end and mud of course.the medal is one of my best ever.i will definately be back for more suffering next year. Date of review: February 13, 2006
In short: A good 'un! In full: Lived up to what I was expecting from previous reviews in terms of hardness and mud. Sadly I was one of the group who did the extra couple of miles and this began to tell at the end. Still not sure why we went wrong (twice!) as the later stages were brilliantly marshalled. Anyway I'm not complaining! Bit frustrating in the fog, you kind of knew there was glorious scenary all around, you just couldn't quite see it properly... Date of review: February 13, 2006
In short: Fun & friendly In full: Really enjoyable race - great encouragement from the marshalls made it. Love the T-shirt -and much more useful on a cold wet day than a medal! Date of review: February 13, 2006
In short: Nice run on varied surfaces, beach, mud and tarmac. Couple of minor bottlenecks near the start. Gives you a chance to get your breath back! In full: Good value for money. Well organised. Plenty of marshals (thanks marshals). Scenic with route with two laps in the woods. Bit scary on the second lap with the top runners overtaking. Good facilities and fish and chips available at all the sea-front resturants. Date of review: February 12, 2006
In short: A good half marathon for first timers In full: A good event for first timers, I would say that organisers need to publicise the cut off times beforehand, not when you have paid your money and got your race info.
So if your looking for this to be your first check out any cut off times.
Otherwise a great race for beginners. Date of review: February 12, 2006