In short: Superb organisation - great race In full: Top marks for organisation - like clockwork. Great technical T-shirt + goody bag. Stadium finish Very friendly folks Loads of parking Loads of yummy cakes ! Thanks to all the marshalls - lots of them who did an excellent job
Course itself has a few undulations and a couple of short steep hills but also has some fast gradual descents.
Probably one of the best organised 1/2 marathons you can do.
and a new PB :0)
I'll be back next year Date of review: March 7, 2010
In short: A lovely course. The canal side running was fast and fun, the castle - lovely in the sunshine, the hills were fairly short and lots of warning about them. The marshalls were friendly and cheerful, lots of water stops and the stadium finish was great. Date of review: March 7, 2010
In short: Well worth doing In full: Good organisation with encouraging marshalls - nice stadium finish, decent t-shirt, nice route on the canal and in the country - hills add a challenge - it's my hometown half and I really enjoy it. Date of review: December 27, 2009
In short: A bit of prior hill training and your sorted! In full: Enjoyed this run, hills are over pretty quickly, very scenic, water stations at good intervals, will definitely be doing it again next year hopefully beating my time! Date of review: March 18, 2009
In short: Well done In full: Great race this. The special things that make this a good race include the email pre and post race, the great support from the marshalls who are clearly 'in the know' with running, the chap on the second hill with the mascochistic smile and of course those hills!!
Well done one and all, great effort. Date of review: March 10, 2009
In short: Great race In full: My first time for this one and I am really pleased I came - and I will be encouraging others in my club to join me next year. It was a good route, the hills really were killers but the downhill sections do compensate. The wind was a bit cruel but ir probably helped in the latter half. Great organisation supported by the good start / finish location. Date of review: March 10, 2009
In short: Extremely well organised. In full: This really is a picturesque course. Yes the hills are steep and therefore challenging but with the compensating downhills and the remainder pretty flat a number of people achieved PBs. Well organised and well marshalled, I shall definitely be back next year. Date of review: March 10, 2009