In short: Always enjoyable!!! In full: I've only missed one Bracknell half since 2001 and always look forward to it. It has a few steady hills but nothing too bad and gives you chance of a Pb. Nice finish behind the Arts Centre. Date of review: May 3, 2008
In short: loved it!! I will be doing it agin next year!!! In full: The weather wasn't very good but that didn't take away the fun and made it that bit more challenging. The marshalling was great! Thanks 9th bracknell scouts and birch hill school! And of course all the others who made it a very special event!!Great job, well done to you all! Thanks!You are the ones that make all the difference! I am doing it again next year!! Date of review: May 2, 2008
In short: Great event, great marshalls and organisation In full: Third time I've run this event and just as enjoyable (even if first time after a marathon!). As usual marshalls very good and very encouraging despite the weather from about mile 9. Torrential rain didn't dampen spirits as much as it could have done and there was a decent crowd at the finish encouraging the runners in. Quintiles deserve thanks for their sponsorship - good goodie bag etc, really appreciate both the medal and a t-shirt, great value. Date of review: May 2, 2008
In short: Good fun! In full: Excellent organisation, good atmosphere, nice medal! Tougher course than some... er... undulating ones! And given it is Bracknell, the route does it's best to avoid the dross. Good challenging race! :) Date of review: April 30, 2008
In short: Hard work but worth it In full: Impeccable organisation, excellent facilities at the start, including a car park 1 minute from the starting line. Great marshalling, withh very helpful support despite the atrocious conditions after 45 minutes or so. I was going well until the 5 mile mark when pain in my foot forced me to slow down, and the thunderstorm didn't help. I limped home 6 minutes outside my Reading time, to find the next day that I'd run the final 8 miles on a broken metatarsal. Quite pleased with the time in retrospect, disappointed with the 6-8 weeks out though.
All in all, very satisfied despite the injury. Will be back to do the race justice next year Date of review: April 29, 2008