In short: Well organised, very enjoyable race, excellent goody bag In full: I had never done this race before although it is a local one for me but will definitely be back. I really liked the fact that it was nearly all on footpaths through the town with just enough hills to make it interesting. It also helped that the weather was perfect. Date of review: May 10, 2009
In short: Great race, makes a change from pounding long boring roads. In full: Well organised and excellent value for money. A great event, will definately do it again. Marshalls very friendly and encouraging, sponges very well received. Many other half marathon event organisers could learn from this one. Date of review: May 10, 2009
In short: Fantastic organisation - can't fault it! In full: A lot of effort must have gone into making sure everything ran like clockwork: loos, refreshments, marshalls, water stations, start and finish. Other races could learn a lot from this one! Date of review: May 10, 2009
In short: Bit more hills than I had imagined but otherwise a fabulous run In full: Great organisation, great track, incredibly eficient water stations - and lots of them - very friendly, great - NO - Fabulous spectator support, plenty of viewing opportunities for families, all round the best run ever - and it was my first half marathon. Date of review: May 10, 2009
In short: Hellish Hills and Heat but Great Fun! In full: Well that hurt. Bracknell is made of hills I knew nothing about! - Great work by Bracknell on the water stations, I would have seriously not finished if it weren't for the sponges, I was overheating after about 5km - Evil evil bloody hills, hit a wall at about 7 miles that I've never hit before, but managed to knock it off, along with the stitch it came with.
Lots of clapping and high fives along the route really made me smile, and 2 jelly babies helped too!, and a great finish with the crowds, I was really pleased to record a sub 1.50 time with the hot conditions, I've now got a lovely sunburn except for where my Garmin (which was playing up as ever) and my ipod was.
I'll be back!
As an aside, I was a little wary about leaving my bag unprotected in the tent, but it's only a small quibble.
Love the goodies for the money! Date of review: May 10, 2009