In short: Lovely half marathon In full: I have run this half marathon before and was looking forward to coming back. Parts of the course are familiar from my regular local running routes, but the crowd support on the day makes it special. I didn't even notice the hills today as they are gradual and I was taking it easy, just to get around. Very nice goody bag & great organisation. Date of review: May 10, 2009
In short: My first half marathon finishing in 1hr 27m. It was very well marshalled with very friendly spectators and a great crowd at the finish. A very pleasant morning's run. Date of review: May 10, 2009
In short: The best half in the area In full: Once again this race showed up the bigger halfs in the area, flawless all round, even the weather! Also if you attack the uphills then definite pb potential, what more could you ask for! Date of review: May 10, 2009
In short: Bracknell comes of age - at 25 In full: Really good run this year - for the 25th annual event. Organisation was flawless, the course (mostly) flat and fast - and the water / sponge teams were superb ! Thanks !
This is a course of 3 halves (forgive the pun):- Part 1 is a flat, pleaseant run through the park and some local streets. Part 2 gets more serious with a series of long, gentle slopes - mostly uphill it seems. Part the third is a good finish - mostly flat or gently sloping down through some tight corners into the Park to sprint for the crowd.
In fact the course seemed hillier this year (not sure why) and just FYI I counted we crossed under 18 underpasses.
Also - we had a wonderful comedy moment just before the start when our starter was asking if there were any entrants dressed up as animals. Try as he might he could not find one and seemed disappointed - not knowing there was a huge costumed cartoon dog right behind him !
In short: Brilliant day! In full: Well organised, friendly, chip-timed, very nice Marshalls and a lot of people to support you all around, it was really really nice. Special mention to the two ladies who were shortcutting everywhere to support people, I saw them at least 5 times around the loop! The goodies bag is also very nice, especially considering the low cost of the race!!! Well done, congratulations for this event!! I'll be back next year Date of review: May 10, 2009