In short: First 1/2 marathon, on the whole enjoyable, nice medal. In full: Plenty of water and Lucozade available - thanks to the Scouts and Cadets. Good atmosphere. Good supportive crowd, liked the band at Queens Square and people playing music from their houses. Liked the "runners village". Date of review: March 19, 2006
In short: beginning was a mess, very challenging course. In full: The beginning was a total farce. Apart from that a very challenging course, feeling even better as I got a PB Date of review: March 19, 2006
In short: Route has been improved, but the A36 is as ugly and boring as ever! In full: OK race. Nothing special. Bath has so much to offer, so why make us run down the hideous A36? New route cut out the tricky, bollard strewn side streets, buts its still 2 laps taking in some of Baths worst parts. Concluding - very pricey, with great scenic potential being ignored in favour of speed. Cant complain too much though as it gave me a PB! Date of review: March 19, 2006
In short: An excellent day out In full: Really enjoyed myself today.Ran a PB.Organisation was suberb, I had no problems at all,both the start and finish were well organised.Plenty of drinks around the course and excellent support from the crowd including the band in Queens Square.Ok so it does n't visit all Baths best bits but if it did it would n't be nearly such a good fast course.Well done and Thanks to all the organising team and marshalls. Date of review: March 19, 2006
In short: Well worth the trip from York In full: Althougth the first mile is a slight up hill the rest of the course is OK. Its twice around a park which is track free, then finishing in the stadium. I thought the whole event as very good. Ill be back next year. Date of review: March 19, 2006
In short: Best organised race I've done! In full: Really well organised, luggage store very good and loads of space. Loo at Mile 9 much appreciated! Traffic really well controlled. Very good race. Date of review: March 19, 2006
In short: A view from the back..... In full: My first Half Marathon so difficult to compare (but a PB of course!). The only minor thing that let down an otherwise great day was after the finish. No obvious channeling, very disorganised and they had run out of T-shirts. Maybe I should have just run quicker!!
Thanks to the nice lady handing out wine gums around the 10 mile mark, to some top local support and a very well laid out course. See you next time. Date of review: March 19, 2006
In short: Well organised for the most part by the Flora Machine but dodgy start & no signing for parking In full: Liverpool should make more of this race - you'd think you were in a ghost town not in the future Capital of Culture. It's a good course though (if you can avoid the potholes). Date of review: March 19, 2006
In short: Wouldn't be very enthusiastic about doing again In full: I didn't think this race was that well organised - driving into Eastleigh there were no signposts telling you where the car park was. And the map they provided was poor.
Also would have expected to at least get medal or something but got absolutely nothing apart from a carton or orange drink.
Finish line was poor...a small footpath along the football pitches.
This is only the second 10k I have done..maybe I'm being harsh as I'm expecting a lot more than you actually get! Date of review: March 19, 2006
In short: Best race of the year In full: This was a superb event. The marshalls were excellent and it ran like clockwork. Well done to everyone involved, goody bag was great, you got a sweatshirt and my friend was even given an envelope with a spot prize containg £5.00. I think some of the bigger events should take a look at this event and take some learning from it. Once again well done to everyone involved. Date of review: March 19, 2006
In short: Great race as a pre-cursor to London. Does exactly what it says on the tin! In full: Great race before london and in my opinion heaps better than running round Silverstone or similar track circuit. The course is interesting in that it starts in the middle of a housing estate goes through the town and then heads for the country side before ending in the local park. The marshalling was excellent. For people unfimilar with Fleet some sign posts at the various car parks would have helped to indicate where the start was or a more detailed map in the pre-race instructions. Date of review: March 19, 2006