In short: Good race - enjoyed this In full: Really enjoyed this, found start confusing, think the start finish sign was the wrong way round, lined up the wrong side to start with, then had to move to the correct very crowded side. Could do with estimated time to finish markers. That said once I got going really enjoyed it. Scenery was fine, park was pretty. Will do this again. PB by 2 mins. Date of review: October 31, 2005
In short: Great race, great course, great marshalls, good fun. In full: Loved the course, I am falling for 'hills' at the begining as I seam to tackle them ok and it means I don't run off way too quick and get knackered by half way. Had a steady first 5 miles and then built the pace from there, just missing a PB by 10 secs (gutted). First time I have raced a half with rain but I suprisingly enjoyed the experience. Really impressed with the marshalls who even when it was tipping it down had smiles on their faces. I felt great at the finish! Date of review: October 31, 2005
In short: Well organised, fast flat course, definite PB potential In full: Second time I've entered this race and I love it. You couldn't find a flatter course and despite the wind managed to knock two minutes off my PB to 1:09. Well organised, but a shame about the showers not working. I'll be back next year! Date of review: October 31, 2005
In short: Good, friendly atmosphere. Well organized. Lots of people cheering people on. Worksop's a nice little town. Would probably run it again. Sports drinks would have been nice at say, 10 miles. Enjoyable day. Thanks. Date of review: October 31, 2005
In short: 2nd time of doing this one and a great advert for sussex countryside, in all lovely day! reckon the "if it was easy, everyone would be doing it" holds for this, fairly tough! Date of review: October 30, 2005
In short: Unexpectedly hilly, badly organised, but hey it all turned out okay in the end! In full: Thank god it wasnt raining or someone could have got hurt slipping down the muddy hills! I am very disappointed to learn about the distance issues, as I thought I had smashed my personal best. I think I would have done anyway as I ran well, but its now very dissapointing to have been so excited.
The very least you can do as a race promoter is to ensure that the course is the specified length. Very annoyed about that.
Otherwise, it was okay despite being badly organised. I might do this again next year to see if it improves with age, but I cannot recommend it to others based on this experience. Date of review: October 30, 2005
In short: Just ok? In full: Late start, too few toilets, loud speaker system that could not be heard, 250 m short of 10k. Marshalls ok, plenty of water stations, promised more than it delivered. But it is local........... Date of review: October 30, 2005
In short: 1st time so can't comment on last years route but I didn't find this one too hilly In full: Did 2:13 in Nottingham with a dodgey ankle so was well pleased with 1:58 in Worksop. One comment, in Nottingham drink stations gave out bottles, much better than drowning in a paper cup :) Date of review: October 30, 2005
In short: Great marathon In full: A great race but the weather was the pits! Marshalling & drinks stations excellent. A very well organised race. The only reason I would not do it again is because there are too many others to do out there. Well done Nat Trust & Hyder. I hopefully will have recovered by the end of the week! Date of review: October 30, 2005
In short: Hilly course - not PB material, but picturesque and friendly course. In full: However, compared to other half marathons, not many supporters along long stretches of the country roads. Friendly marshalls though, and friendly crowd. Would not underestimate the hills - race starts pretty pleasant, but does not stay gentle! Date of review: October 30, 2005