In short: Outstanding organisation - many first timers In full: Ran the 10K last year & organisation was terrible. This year, course was well planned and brilliant. Clocks at every station,good atmosphere, good facilities & good weather. Many converts from 10k to 1/2 added to the good atmosphere. Thankyou Adidas, Flora and sponsors ! Date of review: March 14, 2005
In short: Thoroughly enjoyed my first half-marathon In full: I really enjoyed the course and found it much easier to keep motivated having had sight of the profile in advance. A bit of waiting around at the end of the race for buses and toilets were few and far between at the end of the race, but all in all a fun day out. Trains from London-Reading and back were unusually reliable! Date of review: March 14, 2005
In short: Not the most enjoyable race In full: 4 x 5 miles laps got very dull and repetitive after the 2nd lap. The experience wasn't improved by lads chucking stuff at you from cars, drivers not making much effort to avoid you and kids shooting dried peas as you passed. All in all not pleasant.
Saying that I thought the on course marshalls were excellent and very supportive - so a big thnak you to them.
In short: Great first time race In full: First half marathon which I was nervous about. However once the race began found the pace and the scenery excellent. Thouroughly enjoyed this race even with the rather steep hill just after 8 miles. Definately do this one again and maybe some others now. Date of review: March 14, 2005
In short: Thanks to the kind person who handed in my GPS receiver. I LOVE YOU! In full: It's probably just because I love motorsport, but I loved running around Silverstone.............despite the obligatory wind! Date of review: March 14, 2005
In short: A fantastic day and wonderful course In full: This course is much improved on last year with only one hill and that wasn't too bad (well no where near as bad as Brighton last month). Excellent organisation on the day (once the numbers had arrived). Well marshelled, good drinks stations, for once I managed to see all the mile markers and we even had some sunshine. Date of review: March 14, 2005
In short: Tricky getting the pacing right with all the uphill at the beginning and downhill at the end In full: Hats off to the lone marshall who continually had to shout at people to keep off the track at the finish - a thankless job - with runners, relatives, dog walkers (well they own the track don't they) and cyclists clogging the final 200m. Chuffed to get a T-shirt Date of review: March 14, 2005
In short: great weather, great course, excellent supporters; marshals and crowd In full: OK, the hill was a tad steep, but short and at least the rest was flat! water seemed to be running out and there were still plenty of runners to come. A shame as it gives the impression they are not as valued. RW pacers v helpful. Great day. Date of review: March 14, 2005