In short: Excellent choice for a first time half marathon In full: It was ny first half marathon after doing plenty of 10k's around the common where I live in Clapham over the past 2 years and I can say that it was an excellent and well organised race although the first 20 minutes and the hill at the start were rather tough but along with the excellent support from the locals and other friendly runners it turned out to be a pleasurable event and will definately do it again. The goodie bag was filled with some nice samples and the mars bar and apple were a welcoming energy burst at the end of the race :-) Well done to the winner doing it in an hour and 13 minutes. Date of review: July 19, 2010
In short: Great organisation, fantastic medal and challenging run In full: Have to say that having done the Marlow 5 Miler (sponsored by Grant & Stone), my expectations were high and I was not dissapointed.
The hill at the start along with the incline at the end a particularly challenging but the medal and t-shirt were well worth it - we all know that the quality of the goodies is often the big driver in doing these things. Date of review: July 18, 2010
In short: Great value race-take note Great North & South organisers! In full: Couldn't believe what a great & friendly race this was & all for £10. Unbelievable value with technical tee-shirt, medal & goody bag.The marshals were brill & so supportive & the whole event had a fantastic atmosphere. Well worth the 140 mile round trip & my second half marathon of the weekend! Date of review: July 18, 2010
In short: bargain event In full: fantastic value for money, great marshalls on route and great medal/t-shirt-goody bag at the finish. with excellent facilities at the finish, difficult to find room for improvement. well done to everyone involved. well worth the trip from the black country. cheers !!
In short: Great organisation and super support along the 13.1miles In full: I may be a bit eleated having improved my tiem by 6mins to 98mins compared to last year but this was a really enoyable race. Great to have so many drink stations along the course and good local support. Thanks to v good marshalls Date of review: July 18, 2010
In short: Few challenging hils (up and down!) but not a bad course In full: Rather tough hill at the beginning but once it's done it's relatively straightforward except for one long steep downhill. Bit busy at the start however the hill soon sorts the wheat from the chaff! Well organised with water stations/sponges in good positions, nice goody bag with technical t shirt and range of exciting things. Bit of an irritating climb just after 12 miles which zaps your energy/morale a little but after that you can pretty much see all the way to the end and it makes it that little bit easier! Lots of nicer friendly spectators also! Will come back I think. Date of review: July 18, 2010