In short: Relatively flat 1/2 marathon with good support In full: As a home race I was really looking forward to this race and it didn't let me down. Good support, great weather and a reasonably interesting course (although the last 3 miles is hard going).
Need water in bottles though, and energy drinks so late in the race is pointless.
Well done Sheffield - roll on GYR. Date of review: May 1, 2010
In short: Great crowds and support In full: Once I got parked I really enjoyed this race. The stadium start/finish was brilliant and the crowds out on the course were fantastic. Lifted by the atmosphere I put in a sprint finish and was rewarded with some fab photos! Thanks to the people of Sheffield for a memorable experience, see you again next year. Date of review: April 30, 2010
In short: Excellent run, atmosphere was great! In full: Water at the start could have been better - only at the last minute did it appear. Stewards in the stadium were proper jobsworths but even they could not spoil a great run in fantastic weather. Date of review: April 30, 2010
In short: Fantastic race got a PB and will be back In full: Only my second Half Marathon but enjoyed it. Got a new PB which was good in that weather also raised aboutÂ£250 for Strokes Assoc RIP Bambi 1926-2009 this one was for you Date of review: April 29, 2010
In short: Not as easy as the advert suggests In full: Second time run and it did seem a bit more challenging than the first; maybe it was down to the heat on the day. Great support especially around the half way point. Will be back again next year. Date of review: April 29, 2010
In short: Sheffield really is a great sporting city! In full: I did this with my wife and we loved it!
Being based at Don Valley ensures a magnificent uplifting start and finish to this great race. A real mixture of runners were very well catered for by the army of marshalls, helpers and supporters. The route includes a trip through the heart of Sheffield past the international pool, the Big Wheel and the Crucible Theatre before being rewarded by an excellent goody bag to go home with.
We will definitely make this race a fixture on our calendar! Date of review: April 28, 2010
In full: A great race, and although I bit too hot for my liking (I am from cooler Newcastle!)the support was fantastic. The marshals were also great and one helped me find my OH at the end of the race, when I was flaking!!
In short: Hot but loved it... In full: Bit of a born again runner and my first 'half' for 20 years, being my 'home' race I couldn't resist and really glad I did. Fantastic atmosphere at the start, finish and in the city centre. Was blooming hot but didn't do myself any favours by wearing a furry crocodile fancy dress outfit - long story that involves beer! I'll be back next year. Date of review: April 27, 2010