In short: well - organised, enjoyable ( can say that 2 days later ! ) event. In full: My first full marathon. Did RH half last year so knew what to expect for 13 miles. Thought the course, marshalling and general support was fantastic and will definitely be doing it again. Date of review: September 13, 2005
In short: Great race! In full: This was my 4th half marathon ever and the best one yet!I had a great time! Its a fantastic race, with very pleasant scenery, fantastic crowds and a superb finish ...I would love to run this race again, but maybe the full marathon next time. I ran a convincing pb too! Date of review: September 13, 2005
In short: Great 1/2 marathon will run it again! In full: Fantastic organisation,water stations & marshalls spot on. The church singers were brilliant "thanks for the support!". A varied course really nice through Wooloton Park & the woods but then not so scenic through the ind. estates but you cant have it all hey! Date of review: September 13, 2005
In short: My first 10K race and thoroughly enjoyed due to it being well organised and friendly. In full: A really well organised event, with an undulating course to make it interesting. Very friendly for beginners with good marshalling and support all the way round. Never going to be a pb course for most of us, but well worth doing. I will be back next year. Thanks to all who organised and supported the event. Date of review: September 13, 2005
In short: Best 10K of the year - v.scenic and friendly race In full: Everything is right about this race. v Scenic - the zig zag path as you come out of the trees is awesome. Couple of hills but not too bad - ran it with two first timers and both are now converted to running. Very Well organised - and good to see on race notes for 2005 that the only minor points of toilets and parking are being addressed. Date of review: September 13, 2005
In short: Everything was fantastic, the course, the crowd, the church singers, everyone who played a part in this race...WELL DONE. YOU'RE BRILLIANT!! In full: 2 minor things that did bother me was the car park for the marathon runners was about a mile and a half from the start and that strip that carried the chip around your ankle was like wearing a piece of barbed wire!! That's my sorest bit now!! Overall though the course is fantastic. Lovely first half with the crowds and nice of the runners who were finishing the half marathon were applauding the marathon runners as we turned off over the bridge. Really touched me. Thankyou to everyone who did that. Nice flat second half to the course and as stated before. If you get past the national water sports centre you've cracked it. That was a killer and that head wind was something else for that long mile and a half! Loads of water, energy drinks and gels and the marshalls were just first class. Can't stop talking about this! Thankyou to everyone who was involved in this race. It has been the highlight of my year andi will be back next yeaar!! Date of review: September 13, 2005
In short: A cross-country run that will add 5 minutes to your PB In full: A fun race with lots of cross-country features:- Up and muddy Up. Down with brakes needed. 17 gates/styles etc. A couple of ploughed fields. Stingers around the ankles a couple of times. Very welcoming orgaisation team but no facilites (no loos, no bag deposit etc) Date of review: September 13, 2005
In short: Really well orgnised event In full: Good organisation, excellent drink stations, start and finish areas. Course is challenging but so that it should put off the first timers. Shame about the bit of the route that takes you into the narrow underpass near the end. Date of review: September 13, 2005
In short: Felt a bit apprehensive before arriving, but the match - day atmosphere was great. Now looking forward to many more half marathons, and coming back here next year. Date of review: September 12, 2005
In short: Excellent day!! Enjoyed (?) it!! Great organisation. In full: My first full marathon - was dreading it, but made great by all the supportive marshalls. Agree lots of fluid / gels available. Feel sorry for the bods who have to pick up the litter! Felt a little anticlimax at the end, though I was v tired! Would appreciate more music etc along the route - remember the church singing to us for a short while! Overall a very enjoyable(ish)experience - my r leg won't work properly now!! Date of review: September 12, 2005
In short: Well done Nottingham In full: Good race, well organised and well marshalled with plenty of sport drinks and gels and loads of toilets.
It all went like clockwork and ALL we had to do was the running bit.
I suppose the directions for the cars parks could have been better and that rowing lake was TOUGH. About 2 miles running with the wind in your face and looking forward to having the wind on your back when running back on the opposite side of the lake only to find that that side of the lake was sheltered from the wind - that's cruel !!!
In short: Very well organised, loads of water/energy/gels. In full: Good event, encouraging marshalls (except the one at the 16 mile marker who informed me "only 10 miles to go"). The lake does test you but for me if you keep it together you've cracked it. Had no problems with the split but be prepared for around 80% of the field to disappear. Date of review: September 12, 2005
In short: Very good interesting course In full: Well organised. If you want a fast time you need to start near the front as some paths are narrow. The woodland made it a very comfortable environment even though the day was very warm. Date of review: September 12, 2005
In short: reignited my enthusiasm for racing In full: Before the start I was dreading it and wondering why I was there. But it was a good race, well organised, good frequency of water stations, friendly atmosphere etc. There were a few crowded bits but this forced me not to overstretch myself too early. I enjoyed most of it and will certainly carry on with halves for a while yet! Date of review: September 12, 2005