In short: Friendly atmosphere, challenging hill! In full: Once you have done the first lap, running up that hill twice more seems gruelling but if you enjoy a race with a bit of an extra challenge this is very enjoyable and has definate pb potential. Date of review: March 21, 2006
In short: Ideal pre marathon warm up race In full: Very well organised race round a not too challenging rural course. Watch out for the fast downhill first mile and a half if you are trying out your marathon pace. Date of review: March 21, 2006
In short: Beat my pb in a big way but SO disappointed to find out afterwards that its not a full 10k! In full: Well-organised race and organisers were encouraging and cheerful - not much encouragement from the marshals on the course though, perhaps they were just too cold! Also – why does it take so long to publish the official results? Its late Tuesday evening and they still haven’t been published. Date of review: March 21, 2006
In short: Uphill lasts for 9 miles, there's a thought... In full: With the poor organisation surrounding the water stations, it really left me on a downer. The scenery was beautiful and the welcome was friendly, if only they could have made more effort in informing all about the distance of the water stations. I am a seasoned runner who also takes all the responsibility for not carrying any water. I would suggest there are better races to start for beginners. Date of review: March 21, 2006
In short: First half marathon - very impressed by organisation! In full: This was the first time I'd ever raced over 10km and in fact, the first time I'd ever ran for longer than 1.5 hours. Set a PB of 1hr 54min - so very pleased with myself.
Shame about the freezing wind, but you can't have it all... Very cruel to set the last mile uphill...
Overall, excellent experience and I wouldn't be surprised if I'm back in 2007! Date of review: March 21, 2006
In short: great day - great race In full: better route than last year. Smooth as clockwork - great organisation. I travelled from Brighton for this and its worth the travel - great city Bath. And I got a PB...yey!! Fastest half-marathon course I've done - very few hills which always suprises people. Date of review: March 21, 2006
In short: Good value, well organised fast race. In full: Very enjoyable race, great turnout and good support from the stands although others around the course a bit quiet. Fast, flat but demanding! that might be because of the very sharp wind that just seemed to pop up from nowhere and stop you in your tracks. P.B achieved although sore legs afterwards (race track camber?). Happy that i had my pack up to eat afterwards as the world stopped once you tried to move your car out of the car park. Date of review: March 21, 2006
In short: You must give this half a go. In full: Fantastic - great run, excellent atmosphere, brilliant organisation and marshalling. I am a veteran of distance running and this was one of the best races I have ever done. Well done and thank you to the organisers. Date of review: March 21, 2006
In short: Some lovely houses to dream about on the way round!! In full: A great race, very quick with some hills for a bit of a challenge! The last hill at 12.5 miles was the killer!! Would deffo do it again, highly reccomended. Date of review: March 21, 2006