In short: Brilliant event! In full: Grantham AC & everyone associated with this race deserve huge congratulations for organising such a brilliant event at a fraction of the price of otherraces like the Reading held today as well.
This was my first "Fraction" but will definitely not be my last. Great event that couldn't be improved on. Top Marks Grantham AC! Date of review: March 20, 2011
In short: Great race ! In full: My first time at the Newton Fraction and I will definitely be back for more in 2012. Superbly organised, with a small friendly feel. Nice route with a couple of proper hills, the one at 10-11 miles really got the heart beating. A big PB for me topped off a great day. Date of review: March 20, 2011
In short: This event has moved on over the last few years and is turning into a top local half marathon. In full: Well done to organisors, marshalls and anybody else involved.I had a good day at Grantham today and you are all doing better and better each year on what is already a fine race. So much better than mass city half marathons, a real runners race. well done. Date of review: March 20, 2011
In short: Tough hills, lovely course In full: The 2 hills are killers, and I am from Yorkshire! I walked the 2nd half of the 2nd hill, hardly lost any ground, no one passed me, and I shot past a few people when I started running again at the top! I also got a PB. I expect this to be a tougher course than I get at London in a few weeks for the marathon, so a very good warm up run for that. Excellent organisation, can highly recommend!! Date of review: March 19, 2010
In short: 2 killer hills but also long downhill stretches in lovely countryside In full: Good facilities at the stadium where it starts and friendly very well organised race. Nice finishing on the track. Although everyone says it is tough, I got a pb last year and ran my second best time for a half marathon this year - the long down hill sweeps do compensate a little for the hills. Amusing road signs, although being told there was another horrible hill coming up made me almost want to knock the sign over! Very much worth the relatively long journey from York and will try and do it again next year. Date of review: March 11, 2010