In short: Fantastic Friendly, PB Potential Race with Good support In full: Probably one of my top 3 halfmarathons done out of the 26 i have done. Lovely day that hlps, but a flat scenic course (PB potential if you are after one), the support good throughout, organisation and marshalling superb. Seemed to run like clockwork, and great medal and fruit at the end. 4 drink stations and 2 sponge stations. Couldn't really fault it. Very Enjoyable Date of review: April 4, 2005
In short: Well organised race In full: Well organised, good instructions pack with race number. Might have been a good idea to have some large CAR PARK for runners signs - lots of cars "lost" outside the venue, having already passed the turn for plentiful car-parking - about 400/500 metres from the start. Weather was ok/mostly cool - if it had been a hot one then a lot of people would have suffered due to small number of drinks stations.Pity its a 4 and a half hour limit, if its a finishing time problem - let he marathon start 30 mins or an hour before the half ? after all its a "charity" even ? Date of review: April 4, 2005
In short: fantastic all round race! excellent organisation. In full: second ever half-marathon and will definetly do it again next year. really friendly and plenty of encouragement from spectators. great medal too! Date of review: April 4, 2005
In short: Very well organised with plentiful marshalling and support In full: My memory had told me that this was a very flat course, but there are a few inclines that could hamper the unwary runner. Still, generally a fast, flat course. Despite the heat and running into a strong breeze in the latter stages managed a new pb by 90 seconds. Date of review: April 4, 2005
In short: A fun, mildly challenging race for beginners. In full: This race was very enjoyable, however the first 5 miles are very hilly and as I had only ever run very flat courses before this was quite a challenge for me. The final miles are totally flat and pass through some lovely picture postcard villages which help kept my mind off my aching legs!
It seemed to be mostly locals running in this race and there were not that many supporters about so as far as motivation goes you're pretty much on your own!
Bring your sun block - I got sunburnt! Date of review: April 4, 2005