In short: First 1/2 marathon - just glad to finish!! In full: Only started running back in Oct 04, few injury problems but decided to try my luck.. paid off!! Not likely to break any world records but we all need to start somewhere.. Will be going back in 06! Date of review: April 3, 2005
In short: Great fun and a great sceney. In full: This is the second Guernsey half marathon I have done (visiting from London each time with the family) and it was great on both occaisions. Marshalling good and friendly. Date of review: April 3, 2005
In short: It was my first race and thoroughly enjoyed the experience In full: reading the reviews,it says race was 3.25m long although some said it was just under 4 - think for £11.50 you should have an accurate distance.I'd enter again and would probably go out and drink 7 or 8 pints again the night before!! Good turn out as well. Date of review: April 3, 2005
In short: Very well organized, good course, suitable for PB's In full: Long queue for the toilets, excellent bag storage, changing rooms - but no showers, very well organized race, more than adequate water(and sponge) stations, fast course - PB potential (I got one!)and a good medal. Date of review: April 3, 2005
In short: Hard hills, a rope climb, but some bits directionless In full: Really enjoyed this event. Mud, some steep hills and a run along a towpath. Highlight was a hill so steep the organisors provided a rope to pull yourself up on. Great club feel about this one, smiley marshalls and I'd certainly do it again. Only downer was regarding so unmarked sections. Went wrong way once and was unsure of where to go another time. However, still a lot of fun. Date of review: April 3, 2005
In short: Overall good day In full: Well marshalled, prompt results, hot showers (perhaps too hot!), scenic. Only downside was the unevenness of the tow path - nothing major but you did have to watch what you were doing pretty carefully which detracted from a scenic route. That, and a couple of tight turns on the course - especially the U-turn just before 8 miles - took some of the speed out of the course, but still a sub-59 PB so I'm happy. Date of review: April 3, 2005
In short: An excellent race with definite PB potentual. In full: The water stations could have been manned all of the way around and the direction to the event were poor, but all-in-all and excellent coarse that was perfect as a final warm up for London. Thanks to all the marshalls for their great support Date of review: April 3, 2005
In short: Organisation spoiled by shocking loo provision for ladies - 3 only and none worked. Had to fill buckets to flush. Course dull in part. Nice memento. In full: Disgraceful loo provision for ladies. Only 3 and none worked. Had to fill bucket at tap and flush manually. Unsanitary and took forever.
Towpath scenic but half of course is long stretches on very busy dull main roads with no spectators or marshalls. I felt I was running alone much of the time.
Nice memento and got a spot prize too. But where was the beer to go with the glasses? Date of review: April 3, 2005
In short: really enjoyed this one In full: I would have given this race 100% overall except for two points; one major and one minor. The major point, when you organise a race it is vitally important that the distance markers are in the correct place, it is such a massive part of any runner's race. The minor point, it would be a big help in future if the marshalls at the drinks stations could break the plastic top off, it's a nightmare trying to run and get the top off at the same time. Overall- I thought the race was excellent,great crowds,great marshalls, great course,great finish and very well organised as far as I could tell. Will be back next year. Date of review: April 3, 2005
In short: Good race if you like never ending winding country lanes In full: Toilet facilities could be improved at start. An enforced stop halfway to answer call of nature cost me a minute added on to my time. All in all though an excellent race, although flat doesnt necessarily mean easy. Date of review: April 3, 2005
In short: Love this race, it's the first one I did in 2000, and I've been back every year apart from when I was on honehymoon. Fab friendly marshalls, lovely scenic course, brilliant atmosphere,would't miss it for the world. On on! Date of review: April 3, 2005