In short: Excellent organisation & marshalling & good race village. Undulating course. In full: A very well organised and marshalled event with great support in the first part of the race. Not a scenic course until the latter half of the race when on rural, traffic-free roads. Not a particularly good course for a PB as quite undulating with inclines at 11, 12 & 13 miles, although a fast downhill to the finish. Good race 'village' providing bag storage, refreshments, medical tent, etc. I'd recommend this race for 1st-timers, but not PB chasers as not ideal for that.
Good range of prizes catering for all age categories. A model for other event organisers to follow.
Thanks to all involved in making it a successful event. Date of review: March 22, 2011
In short: Excellent organisation,great atmosphere,very friendly In full: This is the best half marathon I have run, and although I am no frequent racer, the organisation, atmosphere & encouragement around the course must be hard to beat. The marshalling is very comprehensive and yes, the course goes around the town (twice) but then it is a town race. The country sections are undulating but I felt it was a challenging course which rewarded you if you put the effort in. Date of review: March 22, 2011
In short: Excellent event for a first timer - really enjoyed it In full: Lived in Fleet for 10+ years and this is my first crack at it. Didn't have a clue what to expect but found it extremely well organised, loved the route. The out of town section was a little tough going with few spectators to cheer you on and the last hill at the end sapped any remaining energy, but loved every minute of it. Definitely recommend it. Date of review: March 21, 2011
In short: Well organised, which made me as relaxed as I had ever been before a rece In full: As a preparation for VLM 2011 this was perfect. I would have been happy with just getting under 1:45, but ended up with 1:41:47. The fact it was a fast course, I decided to go for it instead of hold back. Shame I had to rush off back to London, as I would have liked to soak up the post race atmosphere. Date of review: March 21, 2011
In short: Another cracking Fleet Half, third year for me and the atmosphere gets better each year In full: A pretty flat fast course with loads of support and for the last 3 years cracking weather. Few course changes this year but made it better for spectators as went back past the start before heading out into the country. This has become a firm favourite and I hope to do it again and again! Date of review: March 21, 2011
In short: Great race, second outing and still loving it!! In full: This is a great race with flat sections small hills and small downhill sections. This is a well marshalled and well organised event. I intend on doing it again next year. Date of review: March 21, 2011
In short: Great event, well organised, lots of cheering, tough course - excellent In full: This tough new course held a lot of concern for runners who liked the old course. After the event they realised they shouldn't have had any worries. The crowds of spectators on the warm day was very uplifting and carried you over the first six and final one mile. Where do I sign up for next year? The event was so good I took 2 1/2 minutes of my PB! Date of review: March 21, 2011
In short: Great race In full: Well organised, good value and lots of supporters along the route. I would recommend this race to anyone looking for a VLM warm up. The only gripe I have (and it is a very small one) is that the Championchip system which requires you to tie a chip round your ankle left me with a pretty nasty blister. Would much prefer one that was tied into the laces. Aside from that niggle great! Date of review: March 21, 2011
In short: Well organised race, great support, not flat though! In full: This is a really well organised race with great support in both the town centre and the more remote sections of the course. I entered this race as it was advertised as fast and flat but I would question this - definitely not flat although the hills are not steep there are a lot of them so I would recommend some hill runs in your training. Also, the first 5 miles are 2 laps of the same route which isn't great, but the final 400m is a very welcome downhill section. Date of review: March 21, 2011
In short: Well organised race, nice route, although difficult to reach finish for spectators In full: Enjoyed this race. Well organised start and along the route. Friendly athmosphere. The last mile of the route has quite a climb so if you are going for a PB make sure you keep that in mind. One negative point is that it is difficult for spectators to reach (or leave) the finish line mid race so be there early if you want to see somebody finish. Date of review: March 21, 2011