In short: Great all round event In full: Same day as rip off reading and a fraction of the cost. This race is by far one of the best organised I have run. The potential for PB is there as is the town centre and village / countryside scenery. Parking is free and close to the start, marshalls and drinks station teams all very friendy.. A CRACKING RACE Date of review: March 21, 2011
In short: Really good race, no negatives at all. In full: This was always a favourite event and is now even better as minor quibbles like the congested start and late start time are now rectified too! I'm normally no fan of loops but going through Fleet town centre twice was actually very pleasant becuase the support was so deep and encouraging. The scenic part of the race followed and that was picturesque with the undulations generally very mild and manageable. Great organsiation and marshalling as ever, thank you Fleet & Crookham AC. Date of review: March 21, 2011
In short: Well organised race with a much improved start In full: The new start was a huge improvement on previous years, although it did mean a few more inclines to negotiate! Personally I found the loops through the town a bit dull and preferred the second half of the course, through the villages. However there was a lot of support along the High Street. Well organised bag-drop and a good number of toilets. Lots of free parking in the town nearby and plenty of pubs for carb reloading afterwards. Medal, bottle of water and banana at the end, no pointless "goody" bags to increase costs.
Will be back next year. Thanks to all organisers and marshalls. Date of review: March 21, 2011
In short: Excellent! In full: Well organised event with route round Fleet town & out into the country roads, past several nice pubs (oh, how I wished for a pint !). Well supported, plenty of water stops & generous supporters handing out jelly babies! Date of review: March 21, 2011
In short: Love Fleet...great course for street runners..great potential for beating personal Bests! In full: Second time I have run Fleet and really love it, great crowds, lots support, really motivational. 13 miles just flies by!!! will definitely run again :)
In short: Well organised, enjoyable day out In full: I've run this a couple of times before, as Fleet is my local race, being a resident of the town. The new course is much better, especially the location of the start. No jumping over streams or traipsing through muddy paths! I also liked running through the centre of town twice. Huge amounts of support round the course, especially in town. This put a big smile on my face and gave a huge boost. I also like the fact the very last bit of the race was downhill, exactly what you need. This race was a bargain compared to the rip-off Reading half. I'll be back next year.
Well done to Penny and all the organising team, well done. Thank you. Date of review: March 21, 2011
In short: When does 2012 open for entries ? In full: The new route is great, good fun to do the High Street twice & enjoy tonnes of support. Even on the more rural bits of the course, the support was excellent. Really great race overall, midly challenging. Very well marshalled and organised, ran like clockwork. Definately will be back in 2012. Date of review: March 21, 2011