In short: well worth doing if you like hills In full: well marshalled, good communications, good local car parking, decent l/s tshirt, good facilities at the comm. centre, plenty of water stations, very challenging course with some very steep 14% downhill sprints, excellent turnout - race full, race announcer personally welcomed us back over the finish line and to top it all a beautiful day made it extra special.
i was told this course was horrid and extremely hard so i kept alot in reserve which paid off
managed 1hr 44mins which im over the moon at - my PB is 1:41 so it wasnt as horrible as i had anticiapted Date of review: February 10, 2008
In short: Briliant run, tough in places but well worth doing In full: Excellently organised race with very friendly encouraging marshalls. A good mix of flat and hills with some nice scenery along the way. My first half marathon so overall pleased with the day, thanks everybody Date of review: February 10, 2008
In short: excellent race, well marshalled, challanging and scenic. In full: Ran towards rear with a friend, as usual marshalls were excellent, even when almost some of the last runners, waters stations seemed a bit far apart, but thats just me whinging, overall as per normal, robberttown runners have laid on a half marathon that seems to be very popular, and well organised, Thank you very much for a dam good day. Date of review: February 10, 2008
In short: Good organisation, some steep climbs! In full: Organisation was excellent, friendly encouraging marshalls,nice touch of reading out all the finishers names crossing the line. mile markers all clearly visibe - and somehow a PB! Date of review: February 10, 2008
In short: a tough'un, especially the lengthy climb at 9 miles, spring-like conditions and great organisation made this well-enjoyable. Shame the XL t-shirts ran out, the L is already in the charity bag... Date of review: February 10, 2008
In short: tough half marathon In full: As half-marathons go, this was challenging, with the difficuly bit being the climb for a few miles on the way back up from Bailiff Bridge to cross over the M62. Views were good though once at the top looking out towards the Pennines.
Organisation was good, and I enjoyed the reading out of runner's names as they got to the finish line. Will definately try and do it again next year. Date of review: April 10, 2007