In short: Good course but blatant sexism with the prizes! In full: Mens prizes went up to 12th place. Ladies prizes only up to 8th! What gives - we all ran the same course! And, yes, I did come 9th! Date of review: October 26, 2009
In short: Excellent course for PB potential In full: I was suckered into doing this run by the pretext of my name of the back of a tshirt. I'd seen that it was a fairly flat course (there are no major hills at all) so was hopeful of a PB but even I didn't estimate shaving nearly 4 minutes off mine, finishing inside 1hr25. The downhill at the end was most welcome after the wind tunnel through the school. So, I'd recommend this race to all-comers, from veterans to first timers. It's a bargain too. Can we have a different colour tshirt to yellow next year please though? Date of review: October 26, 2009
In short: Very well organised and a good, scenic course In full: This was my first half marathon and I will definitely do it again next year. The course was undulating, with the first couple of miles being uphill, though that meant a nice downhill sprint finish. The scenery was very nice which made the whole experience much more enjoyable.
It was well organised and at £13 was excellent value for money. I did find it difficult to drink from a cup when running, and would be prepared to pay £1 or £2 extra to have a bottle instead.
In short: Well organised, scenic and mildly challenging! In full: Excellent support at the start and finish in the town centre, with glorious Autumn scenery in between. A very well organised race...in particular the collection of numbers before the start, about which I had my doubts, was seamless. Thanks to all those that helped out. Yes it is a bit hilly, but hardly mountainous, and the wind added extra difficulty, but I can't blame the organisers for that. An excellent race that I would have no hesitation recommending to others, and that I will look to do again next year. Date of review: October 26, 2009
In short: excellent! In full: i did the leicester half a couple of weeks ago and the difference was light and day. Leicester was a pretty dull and uninspiring course with little to keep spectators amused. This was a beautiful course with a great atmosphere and some stalls and shops nearby for specatators. The course is tough, and the wind was howling, but i'll definitely be back. Date of review: October 26, 2009
In full: First Worksop and apart from the obvious burn very enjoyable. Hills not too onerous and a most welcome downhill stretch to finish which allowed a sprint under 1-50 knocking 3 mins off PB so made the pain in the killer mile 11-12 worth it. Very well organised and liked the countdown markers towards the end and the wide brimmed cups making drinking on the run easier (though still spilt!. Is a definite on next years schedule Date of review: October 26, 2009
In short: Very well organised half marathon with a much needed down hill last mile! In full: first 3-4 miles was undulating, not big hills but certainly an effort as the inclines were fairly long sometimes. Long straight roads in the park were a positive upto 10 miles then became hard work as i got more tired! The wind made it even more of a challenge at certain points but thats out of anyones control! Was my 1st time and will do again, well marshalled and they were supportive and i liked the 800m, 600m, 400m and 200m countdown to the finish! Well done Date of review: October 26, 2009
In short: A lovely course with plenty to keep your interest. In full: I`d say they were more inclines than hills so they shouldn`t really slow you up too much. The section in Clumber Park is particularly nice and , before you know it, you`re back in Town for a well-suppported finish. An excellent Autumn race and we got lucky with the weather! Date of review: October 26, 2009
In short: Great scenary and challenging course. In full: The first 4-5 miles are quite hilly, before becoming more flat / undulating. Would look to do again in the future. Date of review: October 26, 2009