In short: Well organised, good marshalls ..... not as hilly as I'd heard! In full: Good half, not as hilly as I'd read ... & bit odd about the 3rd water station being so early .. but then again they did throw in a sponge station half a mile before it. (sponges make the water taste disgusting!!!!!)
There didnt seem to be too much bottle necking (there was a bit but I never slowed too much). Narrow lanes meant you had to be a bit agile to overtake sometimes .. but generally a great day out. Date of review: February 6, 2005
In short: This is a must do race. Forget scenery, this track hasn't got it but it is pure speed. Work hard going out and you will go faster coming back. Just excellent. Great to have changing facilities and a shower. Brilliant, thank you Dewsbury. Date of review: February 6, 2005
In short: Dangerous race, many fell over due to very muddy conditions and narrow pathways In full: Having only ever done the Kenilworth half Marathon last October, I was ready for this. However as a pre-Marathon run I found the course dishearting not due to the difficulty of it but the sheer madness of anyone wanting to enter this race. Narrow runways led to people slipping over on many occasions and many straight paths / slight slopes were un-runable.
The course should be down as a heavy mucky cross country run with a few roads on the way. Anyone finishing without falling over did well. Date of review: February 6, 2005
In short: My first half. Really enjoyed the challenge of the hills. In full: Only small complaint was the third water station being a bit too early. Everyone I spoke to agreed with this. It would have been better at 11 or 12 miles rather than 9. Apart from that, excellent. Date of review: February 6, 2005
In short: long walk to the startfrom the car park and dissapointed not get a goody bag In full: not ideal having to queue in shorts and vest after the race for t-shirt.Never saw mile markers between 1&4 Date of review: February 6, 2005
In short: Great race. Dissapointed with Memento. In full: Only a few medium size t-shirts and while there were a couple left, they wanted to save them for the smaller people at the back. So either need to come first or last, not middle to get the right t-shirts! Although a good race, it put a damper on the whole thing. Date of review: February 6, 2005
In short: A challenging start with a steep climb but an excellent 1km straight finish. A very friendly and well organised event ,no PB potential but a good strength training course due to hills. Date of review: February 6, 2005
In short: Generally well organised but mile markers could have been more prominent, never saw numbers 2-4! In full: View of the race clock at the finish was obscured (from the runners approaching the line) by some minibuses parked at the right!