In short: Well organised, friendly race. In full: Wanted to write this in order to thank the volunteers at the Brentwood Rotary Club. Thought this was one of the best organised races I've been at for a long time (for its size). Friendly and good for beginners. Chip timing next year??? Date of review: March 14, 2006
In short: Great warm up for any one running a Spring Marathon In full: Always enjoy this race despite the cold weather but what do you expect for March? Bigger field than last year so I believe it is getting more popular. Would recommend this race. Date of review: March 14, 2006
In short: This was my first attempt at a half marathon so I was a bit daunted by the prospect. I shouldn't have worried too much though, the start is downhill, the atmosphere inclusive and apart from shock of a hill at the end it was a lot of fun. Date of review: March 14, 2006
In short: Good venue and organisation, challenging course. In full: The freezing temperature and biting wind made this 20 miler seem all the more challenging. Changing facilities and showers were superb.Marshalls managed to keep smiling even if they were suffering from hyperthermia !! thanks and well done done to all involved in the organisation. Date of review: March 14, 2006
In short: My first half marathon so I was probably a little too cautious finishing in 1:56 with energy to burn. The bag storage and start area were quite chaotic but generally organisation was good as was the atmosphere. Scalextric afterwards made the day.. Date of review: March 14, 2006
In short: Fantastic race - will definitely do it again! In full: This was my 2nd half marathon, and to be honest I felt very demotivated by people telling me about the 'terrible' hills involved in this race.
Yes, there were quite a few hills, but apart from the big one at the beginning, which was long, but a fairly gentle slope, the other hills were very short (100 metres max.
The support is fantastic and certainly spurred me on up the hills!! Also, the second half of the race is all down hill or flat, and so it gives you a chance to get back a bit of speed.
I thoroughly enjoyed this race and will be back again next year! Date of review: March 14, 2006
In short: good route, nice race, poor organisation at the finish In full: directions and parking were good, toilets (ladies) good, although I WISH those that weren't running, (i.e. spectators) would wait until after the race had started to use the facilities - at least they have a choice. Route fine - not sure my definition of flat is the same as some peoples but there you go. It certainly wasn't hilly. The finish was a joke. Where was the finish line? And only one person recording numbers? If you came in at approx the 2hr mark it was chaos, and freezing. I waited about 10 mins (I timed it) to get through which was way too long in those conditions. Lucozade was a surprise, but its a shame they only provided the yukky orange one at the end and no water. It'd do it again though. Date of review: March 14, 2006
In short: Painfull & horrible wind but really glad I made the effort to come In full: Well organised, but felt sorry for some faster runners that weren't sure where the finish was and ended up running up the main entrance road. By the time I came round the final time we were being told where to go. First Stafford 20 in prep for my first FLM - really good training......but still aching! Date of review: March 14, 2006