In short: A good race - but not a great race In full: The Brass Monkey hypes itself as one of the best half marathons in the country - but it is hardly that. It is a good race, fast and the marshalls were very good. The sweatshirt memento for a £12 entry fee gave the race good value. But, as one of the best half marathons in the country? Not by half, and I travelled up from Southampton for the race. The route is flat and boring, car parking was a bit iffy, there was just the smallest of race stalls for Up & Running - and the bottom line is that it's midday on a Monday, and there are no race results. Don't get me wrong, it's a good race, but it is not the best. Date of review: January 22, 2007
In short: Brilliant In full: Scenic course (not that I saw much with my head down), perfect for a pb (knocked a full ten minutes off my previous pb), very well organised, marshalls excellent especially being so well organised at the drinks stations, and very encouraging, plenty of loos so no problems for the ladies, and good quality sweater. And the video of the race that you can watch at the end is a brilliant idea!!! Date of review: January 22, 2007
In short: once again Knavesmire Harriers have organised probably the best race of the year !! In full: Superb organisation, dead flat course apart from the motorway passover that feels a bit steeper on the way back, fantastic marshalls and the best sweatshirt of the year make this one of my all time favoiurites, roll on next year and sub 1.40 !! Date of review: January 22, 2007
In short: Excellent Well organized race!! In full: Deserved No1 ranking in 2006 RW Ranking.Knavesmire once again provide a top event which the NORTH of england should be very proud of!! Date of review: January 21, 2007
In short: Great orgainsation, great facilities and a flat course! In full: Great all round, only problem was the car park due to all the rain recently - we sank in a field! Thanks to the fellow runner who help push our car out of the whole it was digging itself! Probably the best half marathon of the year. Date of review: January 21, 2007
In short: If you like flat this is the one In full: Good flat course, really well organised, a great credit to the Knavesmire club and its marshalls - and did I mention I got a 3rd consecutive PB? So I am not baised. Well done to all concerned. Date of review: January 21, 2007
In short: Another triumph! Well done Knavesmire! In full: From the fantastically quick course to the wonderful, wonderful marshalls, yet another Brass Monkey enters the annals of 'my favourite races'. Not a great time, but carting an injury induced weight problem round didn't help - but it feels so good to have enjoyed a race rather than endured one, which is how it's been for a while!
See you next year! Date of review: January 21, 2007