In short: massive thank you to the marshals! In full: Think the weather for this year's race was what you call character building! Lovely flat course on country roads. Start was nice and easy too being a smaller race (I turned up rather late at 09:10 but still made it to the start line for 09:30 after bag drop and loo trip plus short jog down to the start area!) My biggest thank you goes to all the marshals this year for standing out in the horrible conditions but still managing to smile and cheer the runners on, it really makes a massive difference
Will be back next year but hoping for better weather!
In short: Great route, pancake flat with couple teeny small inclines but vvv windy today In full: Great race, very flat. Lots of encouraging marshals and several water stations. Race start was confusing (parking, hq, start, finish) all in different locations with limited clear info given about this. Date of review: March 29, 2015
In short: Would have been very quick without the wind In full: Fast, flat course but the weather was challenging this year. Fancy trying it again in more benign conditions. Great marshalling. Very friendly. Date of review: March 29, 2015
In short: Wonderful bunch of marshals and organisers! In full: What a windy (and at times, wet) day! The marshals remained cheerful and they were very good at keeping the runners informed and under control (keeping left, especially round blind corners). The race was as good as I remembered it was last time I'd run it in 2005! Hope it's not another 10 years til I do this one again. PB potential is hampered slightly by the wind, even when it's not as windy as it was today. Date of review: March 29, 2015
In short: Very enjoyable In full: This was my first half marathon joggle, so due to the juggling I didn't really get a chance to look around much. I ran in charity costume, so combined with the juggling was much slower than I normally am. The wind took its toll too. Great organisation though, and I enjoyed receiving a mug rather than a medal (I found medals a bit useless and a waste of space). Definitely do it again. Date of review: April 13, 2014
In short: Flat but windy In full: Had to miss this race last year with a chest infection so glad to make it to the start line in one piece. Directions to the car park were great and short walk to the start. Race itself was very nice but must have slowed down quite a bit near the end as not as quick a time as I'd expected but likely down to the strong wind. Only issue I had was finding the car park afterwards as it's quite a way from the start but partly my fault for not looking into this before the race. Date of review: April 10, 2014
In short: Its a belter In full: Always enjoy this half. The organisation is flawless and i've never seen so many marshalls. It was very windy this year and I suffered from going off too fast (with the wind and downhill). My only moan is the official car park is just too far away from the finish. I'd give it a big thumbs up. Date of review: April 7, 2014