In short: Great events like this make it so rewarding being a runner - its worth all those cold, damp, dark training runs. In full: Very pleasant course, and friendly but efficient feel to the whole occasion. Helped this year by ideal weather conditions. Date of review: February 28, 2006
In short: This was a well organised event over a challenging but interesting course. The 2 mile muddy track has to be accepted as part of the course and consequently makes it more challenging and hard (impossible) to get a PB In full: Great course over an undulating course. Well organised with very friendly and helpful marshalls. The start is some 1 mile from the finish/car park so be prepared to walk up there in the cold! This course is not one to set a PB as there is a 2/3 mile section over a dirt track which can be muddy and slippery in places. If you are prepared for that it just adds a new twist/challenge to doing the half. Very glad I decided to to this while over from Australia. Highly recommended. Date of review: February 28, 2006
In short: steep hills, steep hills, mud, mud, mud... and a river! In full: Hill, mud, rivers, bogs, cow pats.. but all in an excellent run in the country. What more would you want to do on a sunday morning! Great atmosphere and friendly marshalls! Bring on next year.... :-) Date of review: February 28, 2006
In short: A very wet,windy,slippery run but i enjoyed it!! In full: Having again travelled from Chester to race (tattenhall runners). This year was very wet compared to just very cold last year. My parents and husband enjoyed getting soaked just to see me run. The grass should be taken out as i had to slow down to avoid being knocked over by falling runners. Did 1.43:27 which i'm pleased about. It also was great to see a Wilmslow runner and no doubt i'll see him in our local races in Cheshire. Date of review: February 28, 2006
In short: Great local run - I think I prefer to go anti-clockwise ! In full: The wind on the way up the lower walk was a struggle at times today (my lack of fitness didn't help !) - well behind my time of last year and a personal worst - but I just came to take part today. No problems with organisation - except for baggage storage ? I didn't feel it was incredibly safe ! Date of review: February 27, 2006
In short: I thoroughly enjoyed it. The organisers did a terrific job. The cold wind did make it tough - a preamblt to hastings? Would recommend and definitely run again. Date of review: February 27, 2006
In short: first 1/2 marathon exceeded all expectations and did 1.28 thouroughly enjoyed the race would defo do again although the lower deck part of the run was a bit bland with only the mile markers brightening up the scenery. In full: would have preffered a t-shirt but my daughter thinks the medallion is cool especially the picture of the eiffel tower. Date of review: February 27, 2006
In short: Good build up to FLM at the right time. Good to have 2 laps as useful for judging pace. In full: Am suffering after this race more than most as puched for a PB and managed to get 7 mins off last time. Thanks to Chris for pulling me along, couldn't have got it without him! No organisational probs apart from the wrong placing of the 6/7 mile marker, but it gives us something to 'talk about'. Every time the wind blew, I kept thinking about the summer race last year and smiled. Date of review: February 27, 2006
In short: Dont Mention the hills! Did i mention the hills? In full: Superbly run race from the Marshalls etc (not from me) from drinks stations to bag retrival. Hill at 9 miles my lung's burst the hill at 11 miles my head went knumb with the wind and my leg's fell off at the 18 mile hill! LOL , but i will be back next year! Date of review: February 27, 2006
In short: Great fun. Brilliant atmosphere and does what it says on the tin! In full: My only disappointment was that the course followed a lot of the Rough 'n' Tumble route which I'd done in January. Would have been better if the Terminator had its own unique course. But still a great event and one that will leave you feeling glad to have risen to the challenge as you cross the line! Will be back next year for sure. Date of review: February 27, 2006
In short: Slippy, sliddy, muddy, hilly. Well marshalled. No goodybag/medal/T-shirt. Lots of changing scenery. In full: Bit of everything, with lots of different surface. Mud, grass, road, bricks, hills, steps.
Marshalls - Plenty of them, very friendly and loved the lady with the jelly babies.
On the down slide - no mile markers and my wife took a small detour due to red/white tape going missing. No medal/goody bag/drink/energy bar (apart from water) Date of review: February 27, 2006
In short: Cold, Hilly Windy...but lots of fun! In full: A really good half marathon...yes there was a hill...but this makes it more fun and far more rewarsding once completed. Happily at the top there was a drinks station, but only giving flimsy paper cups which buckled as soon as you held them. ( Any chance of bottled water next time) Unless you stopped it was hard to take any fluid on board. EXCELLENT marshalling, the poor buggers looked colder than we did, but many of them gave encouragement as you passed.
I for one really enjoyed it and would love to try next year to see what difference the conditions made. Date of review: February 27, 2006
In short: my 4th time and the hills are no easier!! In full: after a fairly long lay off due to injury this was a challenging return to say the least! I'm proud to call this my local 10k. Date of review: February 27, 2006