In short: Nice flat route with plenty of support, PB potential In full: This is a nice flat course with plenty of local support. Parking was perfect with 2 free car park really close to start and finish line. The loop at the start was okay as you get to see supporters or family again. Just extend the loop next year and it will be fine.
I managed a PB and the heavy rain made me go slower as trainers were drenched but was happy with the rain as it cooled me down.
The medal was nice but maybe a goody bag with do it for everyone.
Baggage was chaos even though I didnt use it as I could see the queue when I went.
I would definately recommened this race. And unless there is another race somewhere else I prefer to do. I will go back and do this again. I hope I can bid on a number next year as i missed the deadline this year.
In short: I loved this event, the support through the downpour was amazing. In full: I didn't experience any of the problems I've read about. The Start loop was great as I got to see my husband again! I was also very happy to knock a wacking 19mins of my personal best. There is no way I'll be missing this event next year. Date of review: September 8, 2011
In short: Fast, flat with beautiful scenery - I'll be back! In full: This was my second ever half marathon and with my first being Silverstone, this one came with the added bonus of fab scenery! It was a joy to run with loads of space and excellent support. Loving the fact that I get to keep my number year after year! Excellent marshalling, excellent support form the locals despite the driving rain and very good race village. Some people complained about the loos, baggae drops and start loop but we didnt experience any problem at all with any of it, the only issue we had was getting out of the multistory car park at the end which isnt the organisers fault - oh and the terrential rain! Again, not their fault but if they could have a word with the weather gods next year that'd be fab! Excellent medal too! Date of review: September 8, 2011
In short: Fantastic Half-Marathon In full: I might be biased as this is my town's new half-marathon. This first edition went really well. The only issue was the start and doing a lap that brought the runners back through the starting line when the slowest runners hadn't crossed it yet. The course is flat and fast and definitely PB potential in sight. The touch of being able to bid for the number and keeping it was great and something I can see getting copied elsewhere. I will be back next year to get a new PB :) Date of review: September 8, 2011
In short: Fast course with lots of potential ... In full: Great event on fast course. Definitely one for a pb with the right amount of training. Will be back next year with a proper training plan to make that happen ! It's been said before - only niggles are the baggage trucks (who thought those vans were big enough for 1000 bags?), the number of loos and the loop at the start. However, for the first year a great race and a great autumn HM target race! Date of review: September 8, 2011
In short: Fast course with PB potential In full: Really enjoyed this first Maidenhead half especially as I got a PB. Can't comment on baggage drop as used Nicholson walk carpark, and the starting loop didn't bother me - although I did notice some extremely slow runners right at the start. Missed the 4 & 5 mile markers which was a shame so couldn't get mileage split times. Good marshalling and crowd support (especially through Bray).
Will be adding this to my running calendar for 2012. Date of review: September 8, 2011