In short: Great race, shame about the mile-markers and the BHF online entry system In full: The mile markers might as well not have been there, they were way out which made it impossible to keep a measured pace... but grateful to have been in the race at all; the British Heart Foundation's website lost my entry early in March and despite phone calls and emails every day I only picked up the running number the day before the race. Date of review: April 2, 2007
In short: Good event used to introduce a few friends to 1/2 marathon who all got respectable times. Not sure about the accuracy of the mile markers and someone could have warned us about the washing up liquid/detergent in the sponges. Nice race, nice runners Date of review: April 2, 2007
In short: Really good day out for the whole family. In full: I was very impressed how the organisers encouraged everyone to get involved. Either in the Half itself, or the kids 1k or the 5 or 10k's. It seemed there was someting constantly going on. I enjoyed my day and will be back again to try and improve on my time next year. I found it a testing course, but only because I had ran Bath Half marathon the weekend before. I struggled a little, but still managed to run my 2nd fastest half marathon.
It was nice to do a "big race" at the seaside.
Only slight draw back was the inaccuracy of some of the mile markers. but everything else was ok.
In short: Great scenery and nice flat bits In full: My first 1/2 marathon so an instant PB, but given that the course is 90% flat it should be a good PB course for seasoned runners too. The scenery was great and lots of friendly supporters along the route. The hill at mile 1 was mildy trying but nothing really to complain about. Definitely be back next year! Date of review: April 2, 2007