In short: Good race - my first time here. Good start/finish area - traders said it could of been organised d better. Route itself good include major hill at beachy haed road - but t least it is early on. SSovereign Harbour very picytureeque today. In all n Date of review: March 7, 2010
In short: As a first timer to half marathons I really enjoyed it In full: Great organisation, good toilets at start and easy parking. Mixture of abilities, not off putting for a beginner to this. Good atmosphere round the course not loads of supporters but enough to help. But few too many people wandering around on the seafront with dogs and small children that weren't taking any notice of us runners. Thanks to all those involved and the marshalls who stood in the cold, I aim to be back next year. Date of review: March 7, 2010
In short: Great Hill In full: I don't like road races much so this wasn't a great race for me. Dull as ditch water. I tend not to look at the scenery as I'm running but you can't really knock Eastbourne for the sea. It's great. Enough runners that there's someone to have a bit of a race with. Plenty of water stations. Chocie bar at the end was a nice touch. ;-) Date of review: March 7, 2010
In short: My First, so I'm biased, but a pleasant experience all round. Not huge on numbers or atmosphere, but it seems to be growing in both. Lovely view from the top of the hill, too! Date of review: September 8, 2009
In short: Nice scenic half, crazy hill towards the beginning but an enjoyable run In full: Having done Brighton the weekend before and then Hastings two weeks after I'd say that Eastbourne could be as good but lacks of a few finishing touches.
The course itself is good - it's very challenging especially with that insane hill at 3 miles, but therefore offers fantastic views and a nice stretch along the coast too. The organisers did a good job of drumming up atmosphere at the start with some music, cheerleaders, warm-ups etc. The local support around was great too.
The downsides are that the water tasted horrible as people have mentioned, and due to this they decided to stop serving it at the end! It's the only race I've ever run where I've crossed the line and was told there was no water. I managed to grab the last kit-kat in the box (and considering I ran a sub 2 you'd have thought the supplies would have lasted longer than they did). The medal was tiny too.
I'd do this race again though, and just hope these few things have been resolved for next year. Date of review: April 6, 2009