In short: Some things good, some things less so.... In full: First, the positives: scenic course, the best crowd support I've ever known during a race, great goodie bag and a generally flat, fast race.
Having said that, for £26 I expect a little better than having to queue for an hour at the Park and Ride, meaning a rush once in Bath to get to the start. Given the massive benefit to the city of Bath that 10,000 runners and their supporters bring, would it have killed them to increase the frequency of the buses? Other (cheaper) races provide free transport...As far as facilities go, the Runners' Village was lively and well staffed, but some things left a lot to be desired. Apologies for the graphic nature of this description, but the gents toilets comprised the floor under the stands at Bath rugby ground - absolutely swimming with urine and an absolute disgrace.
I would do it again however - I fully understand the logistical difficulties a race of this size poses, and hopefully more thought will be expended next year. Date of review: March 25, 2007
In short: Great Race In full: Great views, but pricy. Well organised but loads of people. Took a while to get across start and a long time to get kit back. Good race though, welcome refreshments and goody bag. Date of review: March 25, 2007
In short: My home race, but it's too pricey. Good goodie bag and PB for sure In full: Got a PB so can't be bad. Loads of great support and the family saw me at 4 locations due to the 2 lap course. Very crowded at the start, but its pretty flat so PB potential is good. 'Borat' man got the crowd going, but the shoulder thong seemed to hinder his speed!!! No doubt I'll be back next year. Great goodie bag, puts Bristol to shame. Save a bit for the end and make like a gazelle down Great Pultney Street - fab finish! Date of review: March 25, 2007
In short: Well organised for what is now a very big race In full: I've been doing this race off and on for over 20 years and this was definitely one of the better organised of them - despite its size. Thanks to the people providing music on the way - it does help! I'd worry about this getting much bigger as it's already very crowded before and after the race. Date of review: March 25, 2007
In short: loads of water stations and loved the band In full: great water stations that were well organised and the drum band really liffted your spirts shame they were'nt in two places. masrshalls were a bit slow and not interested but great first half marathon. first aid cover was good and easy to get to as well Date of review: March 25, 2007