In short: PP pull it out of the bag once again! In full: What more is there to say! Read what Running Brave & me old mucker Joe Bloggs have to say about this race and then get ready to sign up for it next year. If you want to get a PB then race around the Maidenhead Half but if you want to enjoy a half marathon then this is it. Apparently it is the race other race organisers come to do when they get a day off and you don't get much higher praise than that. Date of review: April 2, 2014
In short: Friendly Atmosphere, Great Charity Event, Beautiful Course, Enthusiastic Marshals In full: I enjoyed every aspect of the event. The event organizers created an excellent atmosphere at the Bisham Abbey Grounds. Excellent course preparation despite record setting flooding over the winter. High Energy Marshals with enthusiastic applause and encouragement all the way around. My only criticism is the Master of Ceremonies failed to announce my name as I ran the final 25 meters but in his defense there was a biblical amount of hail coming down as i crossed the finish line. Will definitely be there again next year just to see if they can top this year. Date of review: March 24, 2014
In short: One of the top races of the year! In full: I ran around with my old friend Ron Faster and we had a great time. Really beautiful scenery and actually quite enjoyed the extra mud this year! Top organisation from the Purple Patch team as always, brilliant marshals, especially around the Flower Pot area, and a fantastic medal & t-shirt. Worlds apart from the desperately dull half marathon I watched at Dorney Lake on Saturday. Date of review: March 24, 2014
In short: A gruelling but exhilarating run in splendid spring scenery In full: My first attempt at this course, which turned out to be more gruelling than I was expecting - so I was reasonably pleased with my time. A most scenic route, good start/finish facilities, a well-marshalled race, and best medal ever! Well done to the organisers. Date of review: March 24, 2014
In short: Lovely scenery and wonderfully well organised In full: Really pleasant run along the Thames. I really didn't think it's a PB course, but that might have been more to do with the strong headwind on the outwards leg this year.
Really, really well organised and a great medal and t-shirt. Would highly recommend and will be back next year. Date of review: March 24, 2014
In short: How races should be! In full: Efficiently organised, wonderful flat scenic course, top notch marshalls, quality medal and technical T-shirt. Excellent job Purple Patch, thank you! Date of review: March 23, 2014
In short: Purple patch do it again! In full: A fantastic organised event once again from purple patch!. Please don't take as criticism but if you are a 90 min or so runner, then a PB is highly unlikely to happen....can be a bit of an ankle breaker in parts!. That said, fantastic scenery and top notch marshals too boot!. The bigger city marathons could learn alot from Claire and her team......well done!. Superb medal as well. Date of review: March 23, 2014
In short: Excellent event, as always In full: One of my favourites. Super venue, organization faultless, efficient baggage stow, lovely course, great marshals, lots of water stops, corker of a medal this year and one of the less expensive races.
Well done PP and see you next year. Date of review: March 23, 2014
In short: Lovely run, great marshalls In full: Lovely run along a beautiful stretch of the Thames Path between Marlow and Henley. Made all the better by some of the friendliest Marshals you're ever likely meet in a race! Great medal as well at the end. Well done to everyone at Purple Patch Running. Date of review: March 23, 2014
In short: A slick race to run and slick organisation In full: Really enjoyed the route, scenic, flat and great PB possibilities. The Marshalls were the stars of the day, they were at every junction to guide you and had a smile and cheery encouragement for all. Good water stops with sensible cups (not wasteful expensive bottles, and there were bins-we don't like to litter!) The parking and start finish area were just as well planned and this made the whole experience a really positive one. Thumbs up Purple Patch I'll look out for your other events. Bigger companies could learn a lot from you guys on how to host a race. Thank you, I'll be back! Date of review: May 10, 2013