In short: A good scenic run with great food and drink to follow In full: First time for the Jedburgh Half for the four of us, but we had a great time. Well organised and friendly with good opportunities to re-stock carbohydrates at the sponsor's excellent restaurant. Race was wet and hilly, not one for a fast time, but a good scenic course. Date of review: December 1, 2005
In short: PB race so i'm not complaining (too much)! In full: This was a thoroughly enjoyable race, let down somewhat by the difficulties at the start. I couldn't find the time markers so just hung around the back which on this occasion didn't leave me stuck behind any walkers. Didn't see the water station at 5k but I was taking it too seriously at that point. The end was fantastic but what's with the hill coming up to the Headrow, that's just harsh! The medal was very disappointing and no goody bag!! I'll be back next year and I will break 50 minutes this time.
In short: Wonderful race through a beautiful part of the country In full: I loved this race. There weren't many of us (about 200 i think) but it had a lovely friendly atmosphere. Everyone was happy to chat and overall it was well organised and marshalled. A free t-shirt at the end was a lovely bonus Date of review: December 1, 2005
In short: Fantastic atmosphere and great course In full: Windsor park is beautiful and I ran with my head held high so I can enjoy the views and soak in the scenery. Well organised race with lots of marshalls cheering you on. Date of review: December 1, 2005
In short: Forget MdS - this is the endurance event. Great people. Do this and you will never forget how great it was. In full: Don't be scared of the headline distance - this is the most incredible event. The field is so mixed and the organisers so good at the health and safety that anyone can do this with some sensible preparation. I did this in 2005 with my wife. It is just the most phenomenal thing you can do. Going into it my marathon PB was only 4:29 so I was no racing snake. However I was still middle-ish of the pack and there is a long way between the front and the back. That said, we witnessed some of the most incredible athletic achievements I have ever heard of, let alone seen and were truly honoured to be part of the MoB family. This race is all about the great people, great course and making sure everyone who can possibly do it does actually finish. Needless to say the sense of achievement is second to none. Date of review: December 1, 2005
In short: Very individual race with a few quirks In full: A lot of posts seem to say this half is very hilly - I can't agree. A few hills yes, but nothing serious. Maybe they make it harder for beginners.
The organisation is OK - but there are some problems. Particularly frustrating for me was the busy start due to cramming everyone in to a 5 metre across path with barriers both sides. I think they should work harder to ensure faster people are at the front and slower at the back.
However, overall a great park to race round and lots of support. Date of review: December 1, 2005
In short: Smashing race. A credit to the organisers. In full: Both times I've run it I've been impressed with the venue, the organisation, the flat course, the marshalling, ultra-fast printing of results (free), the friendly atmosphere and, on this latter occasion, pre and post race massage. What more could we wish for? Date of review: December 1, 2005
In short: not one of the most scenic but a good run In full: how is one expected to start where the officials would have liked us to when after going to the toilets the queue was still in the 35mins zone and i for one was unable to find my way through all the runners who were wanting to be stood there and the ones waiting to go to the loo's, nice run it's getting more popular which is really good for " Help the Aged " which is why we run this race " isn't it?" Date of review: December 1, 2005
In short: Excellent race. In full: One of the most most scenic races I have done, ranks along side Coniston 14 and Lake Vrnwy Half. Very well organised. Quick course, a definite PB potentiial. Will do it again, recommend it to anyone. Date of review: November 30, 2005