In short: My first Half Marathon, and did a better time then I thought I would. In full: Nice race and a few nice hills thrown in for good measure. Touch last mile or so as the finish is uphill, but really enjoyed this race despite the hills and rain towards the end. Date of review: February 19, 2006
In short: Well organised, good atmosphere - just not pretty In full: Only my second 10k race - thoroughly enjoyed it. Decent facilities at the start, lots of marshalls/signs etc. The course was hard work without being off-putting for a newcomer. Good quality t-shirt & medal. The only real downside is the scenery, but you can't have everyting. Date of review: February 19, 2006
In short: The best tour of Tamworth's housing estates I've ever had! In full: Really well organised - lots of really nice touches. Fantastic to be handed a medal by the mayor! Good fast course. Very friendly. Date of review: February 19, 2006
In short: A chilly morning but the unique setting and excellent organisation made for a good day out. The prerace packet was thorough and accurate and the elevation guide was particularly useful. Goodie bag contained several quality SIS products. Date of review: February 19, 2006
In short: interesting scenery... interesting course - not a bad run though! In full: Not a bad run at all this one. Good course - flat (slightly undualting-ish) start part and finish (same as start part but backwards!!!) and then some good bits in the middle to test you... Ran a PB though... Scenery isn't the best - not really a run to show off the wonders of Tamworth. Although the start in the park allows for a good number of spectators at the end. Thanks go to the Army cadets for their encouragement! Well organised, and a good goody bag, medal and t-shirt.
In short: Overall, a very good race. In full: Getting in to Woburn was much better than last year, but more competitors equals more traffic, so the start was slightly delayed again. A good course, with a few hills to cope with. 7K marker was probably closer to 7.2K. Finishing line and funnel well organised. Also got to see some bison and elephants on the way in, camels at the start and a lioness (fortunately behind the fence)at 6K! Date of review: February 19, 2006
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