In short: Perfect introduction back into racing for ex-runner In full: This was the first race I've done for several years, and I was really pleased that it was so low-key and friendly.
I was also really pleased that at 53mins I wasn't left behind everyone, and thought the route was a great combinationof different scenery and kept my mind off the pain - particularly the cricket match!
Would definitely look to do this again. Date of review: May 9, 2005
In short: Well organised race through tricky winding paths. Great fun! In full: Have never done this event before, can't wait for next year. Really have to concentrate on the winding paths and overtaking is tricky early on. Bluebells add a nice touch to the scenic feel. Well marshalled and good support throughout. Date of review: May 9, 2005
In short: The best mass-participation event In full: What an experience for my 1st marathon. I expect easy t oto PB as flat mostly. Well marshalled, crowd was fantastic - even handing out sweets and beer near the end. Fantastic day - would recommend to anyone that can get a place! Date of review: May 9, 2005
In short: Great run in the countryside In full: Enjoyed this one very much, the site was a great place to start / finish, the route was through some nice countryside with not too much traffic. Good organisation, even the rain storm came at the right time for me. Good quality t shirt. Date of review: May 9, 2005
In short: Very good race. Good flat course needed a 5K long wind stopper though for return leg! In full: Small gripe being the under 40 mins start at the front being full of runners blatently not aiming for under 40 mins. Why are people so thick! On the plus side its got massive PB potential. Date of review: May 9, 2005
In short: Well organised, fairly flat route, good PB potential (unless it is windy!) In full: Organised by the school and they do a very good job, the most water stations I can remeber on a half. Good atmosphere aided by the shorter runs and number of yougsters these attract. Course is flat but one long stretch along the coast tests the patience, particularly on a windy day. Date of review: May 9, 2005
In short: Nice venue, good course, but had a kick in the tail! In full: The organisation and the venue were very good. A small field with mostly club runners, but friendly. The first 8 miles were great ... then it had a long, uphill slog for the final 2 miles ... glad no one could hear what I was muttering under my breath!! Once I recovered though, the lasting impression was that of an enjoyable event. Many thanks to the hosts. Date of review: May 9, 2005
In short: Enjoyable race - not one for a pb and difficult to pass so position yourself sensibly on start line. In full: Hard to establish a rhythm anywhere, narrow path twists and turns, rises and falls in woodland. Quite different to your usual race and very enjoyable as you have to concentrate hard all the way. Well marshalled so you can't go off-course and 2-lapper is good for spectators. Date of review: May 9, 2005
In short: Very enjoyable- one I always look forward to. In full: Nice cooling water on warm morning! Need to be a bit wary of the hoof prints where the cattle have been but over all well done again Somer AC for a well organised event. Date of review: May 9, 2005
In short: Fantastic race in great countryside - thanks to organisors. In full: Although there were only around 40 of us, the race was very friendly, well organised / marshalled and set in glorious location - and only 5 mins from home! Thanks to the team - can this be a more regular run please? Date of review: May 9, 2005