In short: Fast, friendly and (mostly) flat In full: The run was well organised with plenty of marshalls and water / sponge stations. Quite a fast route as it is mostly paths or pavements throughout and the inclines are not too steep. Did anyone count how many underpasses we went through ? I lost count ...
The only disappointment was the lack of scenery - mostly urban landscapes. Maybe next year we could take a detour through Swinley Forest ? Or even Windsor park ? That would turn a respectable race into a super one. Date of review: May 12, 2007
In short: Well organised race, fun to run In full: The marshalling on this race was some of the best I have seen. Well done to the organisers. The course is flat or slightly down-hill for the first half, then there are a couple of hills that go on for nearly a mile each. They're not steep, but sap the moral and energy.
There are a lot of underpasses on route, and the constant change of gradient and pace made it quite tiring on the legs. On target for a PB by halfway, but the hills took too much out of me and I missed it by 1 minute.
Nice goody bag with a mdeal AND a T-shirt and Lucozade.
Overall I enjoyed the race, and will probably be back next year. Date of review: May 11, 2007
In short: Good start/finish. Long climb miles 7-8 in the sun wore me out! In full: Great to be able to park a minutes walk from the start. 10 toilets for 1000 people did cause long queues from over an hour before the start. The first half of the race - along the cycle paths was great. Then the climb at around 7-8 miles took a lot out of me, making the underpasses at the end of the race hard work! Despite the heat I was on PB pace at 7 miles, ended up missing it by a few minutes and finishing in 1:53. Date of review: May 5, 2007
In short: First time at bracknell and will certainly consider it next year In full: Marshalled really well and drinks and sponges very welcoming on a warm day. Very undulating and challenging in places but can't complain with a 1hr 36 min PB. Would recommend this race. Date of review: May 2, 2007