In short: Superb organisation, excellent marshalling and a great goodie bag! In full: First time running this race and was pleasantly surprised. The marshalling was excellent - got encouragement from all of them on the way round, and considering the 'twisty-ness' of the course, there was never a junction or road crossing unattended.
Route was interesting, not the prettiest, but a few hills, lots of twists and turns and parks to keep things interesting.
For a relatively small race, the public support was brilliant - lots of residents on the way round and the children at the water/sponge stations were very enthusiastic!
Organisation was great - got a car parking space no problem, route signposted all the way round, started bang on 9am and there were plenty of toilets! Only suggestion would be a couple of port-a-loos on the way round - perhaps at a few water stations?
Goodie bag was great too - t-shirt, medal, re-usable drawstring bag, drink, water bottle, Sweatshop voucher and cereal bar. Results and photos were up by dinner time as well. Great value. Will defintely be back next year. :) Date of review: May 9, 2010
In short: i'll be back In full: could not drink from the poly cups on the course and could change them to plastic cups instead, please keep the Sponges for next time, GOOD marshalling too , good for PB's or SB's like myself as a SB (Seasons Best) and Sports Systems got out the Results really QUICKLY too and over all it was a DARN GOOD RACE Date of review: May 9, 2010
In short: Well Done Quintiles and Bracknell ! In full: Great event, a credit to the organisers and sponsors, and of course, all of the many volunteers out there in the rain. Course is good fun, a nice hill to play with, plenty of flatish bits, several good corners, and it's traffic free, a huge bonus. I'll be back for more ! It's one of my fave runs, and recomended. Date of review: May 9, 2010
In short: Thank you to volunteers, marshals, sponsors, council, In full: Another great half marathon by Bracknell. Really fantastic support around the course from the volunteers and marshall that really makes this event so special. Please can we do again in 2011 Date of review: May 9, 2010
In short: Excellent race and remarkable value In full: A long-standing race with a good course and great organization. Excellent value too - you get a medal, T-shirt and other trinkets. One of the best races in the area. Date of review: May 9, 2010
In short: Excellent organisation and managed to get under 2 hours for the first time in 2 years! In full: Thanks to all the organisers, marshalls and those at the water stations, an excellent race - cannot fault it. Great value too. Received my post race bottle of water from the mayor!
Hope it can find a sponsor for 2011 Date of review: May 9, 2010
In full: A great race, well organised and a decent goody bag at the end with a medal and t-shirt. Long stretches with no supporters watching but where they did turn out they were excellent. The parents and especially the children at the numerous drinks stations where all cheering a clapping and competing with each other to hand out drinks and sponges. This was my second year at Bracknell and I will definitely be back 2011. Thanks and well done to all who helped organise a really good event. Date of review: May 9, 2010
In short: Very good event and great value for money In full: A really good event. Fast course with only one longish hill between miles 8 & 9. Good size field so plenty of room. Good support for type of event and very well marshalled (Thanks to all the volunteers). Good parking. Nice medal, T shirt and goody bag. Great value for money. Would do again and recommend to others. Date of review: May 9, 2010