In short: Perfect race In full: First half marathon - better than expected. Good inclines to test you but enough down hills to keep you going. Amazing scenery to keep you occupied. Usually listen to music to keep me going, didn't listen to it once because the atmpsophere is so good and lots of supporters, marshalls and volunteers to keep you going. Definitely back next year. (One small problem - supporters at finish area not allowing enough room for runners to overtake). Date of review: March 26, 2007
In short: a great race In full: What a great warm up for the london flm. the long long and even longier downhill to the finish was fab. esp as i didn't know about it + i was doing a negative split. It was quite crowded for the first 5 miles anyway so you don't have much choice to do that a neg split anyway, unless you start at the front of the pack,or you are real good at barging, but hey, with electronic chips who needs/wants to do that anyway, i just realy enjoyed it, took it real slow at the first half and positivly flew like the wind nearly all downhill on the second half. sorry to the steward who i knocked over just past the finish line, i need to change my brakes methinks Date of review: March 25, 2007
In short: I loved this event. Some up and down to challenge but brilliant atmosphere + good organisation In full: The crowd was great, the course superb - away from traffic, some ups to get your heart and lungs going and a superb downhill at the end, and the atmospere really nice Date of review: March 25, 2007
In short: Excellent Race! In full: Second year running this. Organisation was as good as ever. Chris Hammersley and company do a fantastic job in making this a thoroughly enjoyable half marathon. So many volunteers at the drinks stations, I didn't know what cup to take!
Thanks to all involved. Date of review: March 25, 2007
In short: My fave half marathon! In full: Third year of running this now-it just gets better and better-Organisers give yourselves a big pat on the back, excellent! Big thanks to the drinks station volunteers too-you are greatly appreciated! This race is my fave-beautiful scenery-enough hills for a challenge and a fab run donwhill at the end-and this year I got a pb-so a suprise bonus! Will be back at the start line in me bin bag next year! Date of review: March 25, 2007
In short: Gets better and better - the holy grail of trail ? In full: Thanks to everyone involved in organising and supporting this fine race. Much more fun than running on road and, for lazey types like me, nothing too serious in the way of hills.
Great support, scenery and organisation Date of review: March 25, 2007
In short: Great course let down by poor organisation. In full: This is the second time I have done this race and they really need to improve the water stations [lots of cups but no water].The water station at 8 miles has to to be one of, if not the worst I have come accross in over 20 years of competitive running.It is also the first time I have finished a race and there has been no water at the end. Orange lucozade is no replacement and just makes some runners feel bad. I won't say much about the "lucky bag" medal which has found its way into the dustbin, though the sweets were nice for the journey home. It is a shame that such a race has fallen well below the standard one would normaly expect. Date of review: March 27, 2006