In short: A superbly organized flat race along the river to the Oracle shopping centre In full: A superbly organized flat race along the river from Thames Valley Park to the Oracle shopping centre. Particularly liked the inclusion of a drum band this year to keep the tempo. Could be also be heard as you came back to the finish. Date of review: September 15, 2005
In short: Well Organised, Well attended.....WELL DONE EVERYONE! In full: A great course, hilly but surprisingly fast.Well marshalled and surprisingly i got a personal best by 15 mins!!! (only my 3rd 10M though) Well done to all involved! Date of review: September 15, 2005
In short: Well Organised a trully top event one for the Race Calendar In full: This was my 5th Robin Hood race and although i was 1 min 47 slower than my pb i once again throughly enjoyed the race Date of review: September 15, 2005
In short: Enjoyable circuit but very tough for a flat course. In full: This event deserves to grow. Very friendly atmosphere. Organisers learnt a lot I think. First race I have ever done which had a lifeguard!! Distance markers next year please. Liked the little duck memento and the flamingo course markers- nice touches. Well done Slimbridge- hope to be back next year. Date of review: September 15, 2005
In short: ver y hot day In full: too hot and hilly for me.did not enjoy 2laps,fun run 1 lap at same time made it over crowded and off putting pace wise.set in a lovely area i thought a more scenic root could have been found Date of review: September 15, 2005
In short: Magnificent , glorious countryside a fell run and a bit of a walk because of the terrain. In full: This is a tough fell race.There is only a mile of road running climbing steep hills and running on top of them for 3 miles was wnderful.The coast path for another four miles is havardous.This was the first time that runners had participated and constructive comments about marshalls for directions were well taken by the management team.In short everone got lost.If you have injuries its not for you.If you want to sample british scenary at its best and not worry about times or get upset if you get lost then it is wonderful. The tea put on for the runners was the best I have had at a race and the water stations were excellent.I respect anyone who puts an event on for the first time.Jonathan W Date of review: September 14, 2005
In short: Enjoyable scenic run with friendly atmosphere. In full: My first 10K so not a lot to compare it with. Scenery was lovely and event seemed well organised and welcoming. Mile/kilometre markers (or even half way sign) would have been useful. (I think it was actually rather longer than 10K). Also an earlier start or evening slightly earlier in the year would be good, as it was pretty dark towards the end. Enjoyed this though and expect to be back for more!
In short: Excellent race, Very nice scenery. I would do this one again. In full: I would recommend this one to anyone. a very nice race along the canal path, part cross-country and then back. Better than the Frampton 10k I'd say and a bit more challenging. Not one for a PB but otherwise it is good value for money and the scenery is excellent. A challenging event and great organisation. It will get bigger and better. Date of review: September 14, 2005
In short: A good race well organised but jilly in parts In full: This is the fourth time I have don the RH half and like other reveiwers here can't help but mention the fact that the route is fairly hilly in places. There are a couple of steep two hundred metre climbs and some gentle one mile slow risers - enough to be noticeable. The organsiation was excellent. However, it's about time proper coffee shops were introduced for those family and friends waiting to cheer us on at the start/finish at reasobable prices - my gilrfriend had to wait for three quaters of an hour to pay £2.50 for a polystyrene cup of instant nescafe. This is not good consdiering this is not the cheapest run one could do. The organsiaers could give say three vouchers that allow some coffee from a Coffe Nation stand, say.
The race also funnels through some vbery narrow gaps and considering the size of the field this needs to be looked at.
Gripes aside, an excellent half marathon and I fully enjoyed it. Date of review: September 14, 2005
In short: A great race for a first half marathon, loved the views! In full: Very well organised and friendly atmosphere so this was a great for a first time half marathoner. Good to have sponges as well as water as sun kept appearing from behind the clouds. In my last mile as approached the finish line, silence as I approached - I had to yell at the crowd to get them to cheer me in - which they did! Agree re the showers for woemen and yes, it might be a luxury but if they are going to be provided, then provide a reasonable number. I had to rebel and go in the men's as the queue for the ladies was so long.....several other women followed suit! We were all very well behaved I can assure you. Will definitely do this race again. Date of review: September 14, 2005