In short: My third time of running the 1/2 Marathon. Must try the full sometime. In full: I made the mistake of queing at the loos near the start. This was before we off loaded our gear we arrived in and found the masses at the top end of the field. Hardly any queues to speak off - excellent. Although crowded the slow start encouraged me on to run faster towards the end, this resulted in a PB for the race. It seemed hiller than in previous years, but I fear that is just my memory fading. My wife was wearing a Garmin Forerunner 201 and when we downloaded the data the inclines were there to see, thanks to the organisers for a great event. If there is some way to thank those outside the church for the support I think they would appreciate it. Date of review: September 14, 2005
In short: Good - but need some attention to detail In full: No water at 2nd station when I went through. A slower runner said there was no water at 1st station, but water at 2nd!. Can't find the results onthe web site (same as in 2004). Lots of fruit at the finish - excellent , good T shirt. Date of review: September 14, 2005
In short: Excellent Organisation and Great Spirit from both the runners and the crowd In full: This was my first half marathon and I thoroughly enjoyed the day. My only concerns would be that the route became a little cosy at times with the volume of runners, and the number of runners that lined up at the start far in advance of where they should have judging by their finishing time... Date of review: September 14, 2005
In short: I always enjoy this race and appreciate being granted a late entry :) In full: Although I enjoyed myself and beat my time from last year, I am disappointed it is taking so long to get the official results. Where are they? Date of review: September 13, 2005
In short: loved the half - will be back for full marathon 2006! In full: Fantastic organisation and support all the way round - made all the difference. I will definately do this as a full marathon next year. Cark Park B a bit of a pain to get into but fast to get out of! Date of review: September 13, 2005
In short: Nowhere quite like Alderney! In full: My very first half marathon - my time, 3 hours, so I was very, very last! I was a lonely runner but the glorious, glorious scenery really helped my legs to keep stumbling, I mean running. Very, very friendly organisers and marshalls. A small number of entrants help this race to retain such an individuality. There is nowhere quite like Alderney! Date of review: September 13, 2005
In short: Blackpool take note this is how it isdone!! In full: First marathon after the debacle that was Blackpool.My first visit to Nottingham,therefore a bit apprehensive.What was I worried about? Congratulations to all concerned with the running of a first class event. In answer to a few gripes about marathon finishers having to walk over a mile to their cars suggest they read the instructions provided. Nottingham Tend to agree that the entry has outgrown the route.