In short: Great organisation and atmosphere as usual In full: Fantastic atmosphere and organisation. Fast course, the flat course encouraged me to start fast and I wobbled at 9ish miles but I ended up with a new pb beating my previous one of 6 years! Bacon butties in the club house after - what more could you wish for?! Date of review: March 28, 2011
In short: A Race ....... Not a run In full: The English Half Marathon Championships - Time Limit 2Hrs 35 minutes. My first WHM. Perfect conditions for a fast race, but unfortunately I started too far back not wanting to get in the way of the faster runners. If only that were the case, too many people talking a good race instead of getting on with it! People running in two's & three's across the narrow lanes, swaying back and forth listening to iPods and Gizmo's. I Spent the whole race overtaking! Anyway rant over... The marshalls were excellent throughout, the warm support from the spectators was well received, the goodie bag was great and I did manage a PB by 2minutes. I'll be back! (and be standing nearer the front) ps. Question: How many races have you done where they give out bottled water during the race? In the last twelve months, (25 races) just one and the water was from the sponsors. Buy a water bottle and put whatever you want in it. Date of review: March 28, 2011
In short: 1st time here 3rd one overall and best so far. PB by 8 mins helps! Lovely atmosphere friendly crowds only gripe wife and kids found it difficult to watch finish. Will be back next year. Date of review: March 28, 2011
In short: Fast route, great organisation, great marshalls, superb medal & technical T-shirt. In full: It delivers every year. Great atmosphere and slick organisation. Very helpful & enthusiastic marshalls. Top quality medal & technical T-shirt. Faultless event! They even got the weather about right. Date of review: March 28, 2011
In short: Good Race - Fairly Flat - Excellent Support In full: Really enjoyed this race Made better by the weather. Route was good and didnt mind the slow start as there was plenty of opportunity to catch up afterwards. Really Good Atmosphere had a good chat about other races with other runners after the race.
Criticism really was the water. Its too difficult to drink when running with a plastic cup. Get some bottles next year!
Anyone else spot Dwight Yorke Cheering everyone on at the end of the 1st road? Date of review: March 28, 2011
In short: From the car parking to the post race massages the organisation was excellent In full: Parking - good Toilets-enough Changing and showers-available Support on course-loud and enthusiastic Marhals-plenty and helpful Water-plenty Course - a bit more uphill on the way back than I had anticipated but fast enough for a PB Finish-wide and fast and good support Drinks at the end-plentiful Goody bag and things - nice to have a medal/tshirt and bag with "Championship"on them Results - helpful guys in the club house gave me my result straight away and on line that afternoon Photos-on line that evening Leaving the venue-quite quick but getting back onto the main road took some time