In short: Thought they would have thrown a T-shirt in with the medal In full: Good race although as said before the finish was a long way from the car park.Got held up a few times by the public wandering about on the course as well. I thought the presentation could have been further away from the finish as competitors were getting mixed up with people who had finished already. Date of review: April 3, 2005
In short: Fantastic support all the way round! In full: I didn't expect it to be as good as it was. I though t the marshalling was excellent and the atmosphere brilliant. the water stations could have had bottles but as the info didn't say anything about energy drinks I brought my own. PB achieved, and really good that it only took 20 minutes to get home! Date of review: April 3, 2005
In short: Good race & well organised In full: The race was well organised & marshalled. The scenary was nice, although hopefully in years to come it'd be nice to see a traffic free event :0) The hills weren't as bad as I thought they'd be, but on the 2nd lap, they hurt! Date of review: April 3, 2005
In short: A positive experience for this first timer at half marathon distance. In full: Very well organised event with a scenic, rural centre section. Hill towards the end not a bad as I'd feared. I found the other runners cheerful and supportive. This was my first half marathon and proved to be a very positive experience. I wouldn't hesitate to do it again in future years. Well worth it. Date of review: April 3, 2005
In short: Excellent Race. Well Marshalled. NO Toilets. In full: PB for me and both others running with me. Only complaint is no toliets anywhere - start, finish, on route. NO TOILETS!!! Otherwise excellent and very well marshalled. Date of review: April 3, 2005
In short: Yes the toilets!! In full: Overall it was well organised and it would be difficult to fault the marshals and police for making the actual race run well.
However three things let it down, 1) those toilets - not for the faint hearted. 2) the first water station was just as you came around a sharp corner with, as far as I could see no notice of it - was there really only one table there? I wasn't sure as I was on the wrong side of the road and so missed it. I was though glad of the second water station, for this one I luckily was on the right side of the road. 3) the kilometre markers - one or two were nowhere near correct. Date of review: April 3, 2005
In short: Good day thoroughly enjoyed In full: Good half, enjoyed the lanes, we did not need full road closures. More toilets at start needed. It may be mainly flat but it still hurt in all the right places. Date of review: April 3, 2005