In short: Tough, Hilly, Tiring but well worth the effort In full: I did this race last year and found it tough and challenging. Entered again this year and knew what to expect,I finished 7 mins faster. Great atmosphere, plenty of encouragement among the runners. Date of review: December 11, 2005
In short: 2nd year-disappointment setting in In full: The bottleneck was far worse this year with walkers starting at the front and good club runners stuck in the pack. That apart still a great race. Please sort out the start for next year. Shame it will clash with the Great North Run next year- I'm trying for Newcastle. Date of review: December 11, 2005
In short: Well organised and flat and fast - very foggy in 2005 In full: Rather surreal running around the airfield and not seeing 100m into the distance but rather good fun. KM markers misplaced especially at 5K! Date of review: December 11, 2005
In short: Very well organized race,superb goody bag. In full: Great atomosphere at the finish,lots of families about in fancy dress which added to a thoroughly enjoyable day. The course was testing but still managed a pb. Superb Goody Bag,see you next year. Date of review: December 11, 2005
In short: A challenging but throughly enjoyable and friendly race. In full: Stunned I got a PB today as hills aren't my speciality! :o) Seems there were a fair few PBs though so maybe the glorious sunshine and scenic course spurred us all on! Was a great race and the best organised half I've done. Will be back next year. Date of review: December 11, 2005
In short: thankyou to the marshalls... In full: ...you were really encouraging. My first time for the Bedford Half and very pleased with the organisation of the event. Pre race details were excellent with map and profile of the course. Nothing too challenging regarding hills - well worth the run!
In short: Well organised race over a testing course, very little support the whole way round though. In full: Overall a good race to finish the year with , some good hills to spread the field out and nice free running at the front. Very little by way of support during the whole 13 miles, suprising for a town that gave us the great Paula Radcliffe.But in terms of pure running, a very good race. Date of review: December 11, 2005
In short: Great for a first timer like me In full: I've never done a 10K before and this was a brilliant introduction. Almost pancake flat although the airfield seemed to go on forever! Date of review: December 11, 2005