In short: excellent run through Clumber Park In full: Slow start and it would have been useful if there was set areas for people to start depending on their time even thoug I accept some runners ignore the guidelines but nevertheless the most enjoyable of the three half marathons I have done this year. Date of review: October 30, 2005
In short: Well organised. Friendly and supportive marshals. Good support from the crowd. In full: For next year:- more toilets half way marker count down markers for the finish ask organisations to use their car parks order start line up by predicted finish times Date of review: October 30, 2005
In short: A nice course with excellent organisation. In full: It wasn't a good day for me, as I ran with flu, but that's not the fault of the course or the organisers, both of which should be complimented. On a fair weather day, without the flu, it would have been an excellent run. With 2300 runners, it must have been really hard work, but they pulled it off nonetheless!
Not sure there was too much for the supporters to do whilst they're waiting though. The many empty market stalls surprised me, I'd have expected Worksop market traders to be a little more enterprising, considering today's foot traffic! Date of review: October 30, 2005
In short: well organised and superb scenary, a must for next year In full: very enjoyable race, definitely undulating but all the better for it. Glad it rained as otherwise would have been way too hot, is it nearly November or August ? Big thankyou to all the marshells, much appreciated, will be back next year. Date of review: October 30, 2005
In short: a good race out in the countryside In full: a big thank you to all the race marshalls and the brass band. the wind and the rain must have made marshalling this race quite miserable but all marshalls had a smile and a word of encouragement. desite the weather i managed a pb, just managing to finish under 2hrs for the first time! definately a good race for all abilities. Date of review: October 30, 2005
In short: My favourite race In full: This is my all time favourite race. Lovely scenery, nice cup of tea in the club beforehand and a chance to read the Sunday papers. It's a really friendly and relaxed race and I got a PB!
...and don't you just love that final 1 mile to the finish; downhill all the way.
Thanks to the marshalls [and the police] and the band, for making this a truly memorable race.
In short: If you advertise 10k - make sure it is! In full: Why can no-one actually make a 10k race actually 10k long - this one was about 350m short. Organisation was not great but fine once the race actually got started - 15 minutes late! Would do it again because it was local. Date of review: October 30, 2005
In short: Hard then easy then hard then easy then dead hard then finish In full: The friendliness of everyone in the race has to be experienced to be believed. It is because there is no pressure for a PB and the hardships of the race bring everyone together. You finish it and itmeans you have won, it's as simple as that. Date of review: October 30, 2005
In short: Brilliant day, especially if you like pain and glorious scenery In full: One of the hardest marathons but also one of the most special. Extremely well organised, nice touches such as a lone piper on the hillside, live music at the start and the 18 mile stop.Also free hot food tea/coffee available at the finish. Excellent water/food stops and great marshalls.Extraordinary scenary, breathtaking views.However, this marathon is extremely hard work,expect to feel pain and fatigue, I am glad it is held on a Saturday so I have time to recover for work.Brilliant, when can I book for next year? Date of review: October 30, 2005