In short: Fantasticly organised, great course, fantastic value for money In full: This is one of the best races I have done and I have done many Half Marathons and Triathlons all over Europe. It maybe a smaller, local race but it is fantastic and makes some larger races look unorganised and poor, and makes most races seem a rip off as this is great value for money. Everything is well planned, organised and of high quality. There are more marshalls than you can imagine and the course is so well marshalled that you would not realise that some roads are not closed.
It is a great course with PB potential. There is a slight incline from about 10miles for a mile or two but it is nothing major and you can make up for it on the rest of the course.
This is a GREAT race and people should strongly consider doing it if you're looking for a race in September. I will be back next year for certain! Date of review: September 17, 2013
In short: Superb race, again! Well done to all the organisers. In full: Another great Chippenham Half. The best of all the half marathons that I've done over the years. Great atmosphere, a good course and reasonably priced. Not many spectators in the rural bits, but that is what you get in a semi-rural race. Date of review: September 17, 2013
In short: Great race, perfect organisation. In full: Very well priced half marathon for all abilities, great technical t-shirt, brilliant organisation/marshalling and an enjoyable course. To those moaning it was long, trust the course measurement, not your garmins. Date of review: September 17, 2013
In short: Amazing run! In full: Cannot fault the organisation. Wonderful support throughout. People were giving out jelly babies near the last 3 mile mark. Great running company, too, with plenty of people who actually like to talk on the run. A fun run for most but you can make it your personal best, too. Date of review: September 17, 2013
In short: Perfect size, well organised with decent course for good times. In full: Good atmosphere with right number of runners, great marshalling and good course for a PB. Date of review: September 16, 2013
In short: Put it in your calender for next year! I'll be back. 7th sept 2014 i'm told In full: Very well organised race, great price, easy location to find, parking no problem, good facilities at race headquarters (very cheap running gear on sale and great cake too), friendly marshalls, enough water stations. Highly recommended. I have managed to get a PB here twice before, alas not this year... i'll be back to try again next year. The kids on the last water station were especially fantastic, cheering everyone on even though they must have been stood there for over 2hrs by the time I got there. The support on the course was quiet at times. There were two lovely ladies with a stereo and further down the course a man with a megaphone which provided a much needed boost and smile. Local people handing out sweets and chocolates is always nice to see. The announcer / commentator wasn't as good as in previous years... but that's my only negative and if I hadn't raced this before i'd be none the wiser. Date of review: September 16, 2013