In short: Great race - one for the calendar In full: Once again Alan and Nicky of Run to Live have pulled it off. Really smooth arrival, parking and collection of numbers, great course (yes, even including the hills), idiot-proof course marking, loads of marshals, well-organised water stations and enthusiastic spectators in various places, despite the isolated nature of most of the course. The finish was excellent - loads of support, a handshake from the race organiser and fantastic goodies, including a brilliant shirt and a bottle of tasty Badger ale (geddit?!). Great music at the end (including Dr Feelgood's 'Milk and alcohol' - what a classic), and a great feeling. Well done to all concerned. If you want to do this race in years hence, sign up early - it will fill up early every time from now on. Date of review: September 6, 2009
In short: brilliantly organised and a very nice place to run In full: Considering this was the first time the Badger had been run I was very impressed with the whole set up including the clear directions, the encouraging marshalls, the full goodie bag and start and finish being so well organised.
Well done, and thanks for organising a very enjoyable run!
Count me in next year! Date of review: October 6, 2008
In short: Tough climbs, lots of mud, lovely scenery, hardly any road In full: Made a change from the usual road Half-marathons. Set in the very scenic Norbury Park on trails and tracks, which I assume would have usually been much drier at the end or summer (what summer). Good Marshalls, water stations, and goody bag to finish. Not one for PB's but enjoyable. Starter was particulary entertaining! Date of review: September 22, 2008
In short: A difficult half but worth the effort. In full: Hilly was a bit of an understatement, added to the mud made this at times hard work, but it was very enjoyable. The atmosphere was relaxed and friendly and the course was interesting and varied. Agree with the comment about the mile markers, and also with this not spoiling the experience. Same time next year... Date of review: September 18, 2008