In short: Great apart from the assholes pushing in trying to get to the front. I destroyed some of them later :-) In full: Plenty of scenic beauty on and off the course and plenty of female buttock motion to keep you going :-) Date of review: September 29, 2005
In short: An excellent course for PB potential - Good value In full: My first 1/2 marathon - which I was pleased with. No thrills, but a good simple , well marshalled / organised race. Defo PB potential. At the end of the day what more can you expect for the entry fee charged?
In short: Lovely landscape, but the hills were challenging! In full: This was my first HM, which was probably not the best choice because I was fairly sluggish due to the "mountains". The organisation was superb, especially the parking. Date of review: September 28, 2005
In short: Hilly, hot and hurt In full: My first race at 37 yrs old. Trained fairly hard for 6 months but nothing prepared me for the hills! Nearly put me off for good until I realised it wasn't just me. Looking for a very flat half to try again but at least the atmosphere was great and I got a PB ! Date of review: September 28, 2005
In short: Extremely well organized and friendly. Testing with biggest gradients in 2nd half. Recommended, as long as you are not hunting a PB. My 1st marathon, so a PB for me. Date of review: September 28, 2005
In short: Very hot In full: good race but running half and full marathon race at the same time was probably not the best idea. Places were short for on the day entries probably due to Thanet 20 cancelled race being offered places in this race. Weather was very hot and marshals were very good . A very testing run Date of review: September 28, 2005
In short: good.. In full: Course is more accurate this year. Closer to the 10km, although markers not always accurate along the way. (beats the 11 1/2km course last year) Some more direction needed along the route, as some runners diverted to a crossing while others weren't. Great activities after the race. Good access to facilities for showers/lockers etc. A really goood day out for all. Date of review: September 28, 2005
In short: I thought undulating meant there would be some 'down' bits! In full: Found this a tough half-marathon, but was a great day out. V. hot but plenty of water stations, sponges etc. I could tell I was in Windsor as well, I saw loads of people running and chatting on their mobile phones!! See you all next year... Date of review: September 28, 2005