In short: A good half. In full: A very well organised half marathon, from the parking of cars to the buses laid on to take us back to the start. A bit narrow at the start and due to the rain the night before rather muddy, but not mush we can do about that, however the weather was very kind to us on the day. A good route through Dundee apart from the steel poles on the path we had to look out for, a bit narrow. The only down side to this event was no timing chips as the results had some mixed results, would have thought an event this size would have been using timing chips. However a good event and plenty of room at the finish, and the buses to the start were very good. Date of review: July 24, 2011
In short: My first Half Marathon loved it. In full: This was a great race at a bargain price, the up hill at the start wasnt as bad as i thought it would be because of the woodland scenery. Then mostly downhill after that till 9 -11 miles it was up and down. Nice medal and finishing by the sea on my regular running route was great. Date of review: July 23, 2011
In short: Great race, great organisation, great price! In full: 3rd year I have done this and once again Evenful have excelled themselves for the low cost. This is my home town although I now live in Newcastle but travel each year to run. Low price and excellent organisation and scenery. New change to the course was beter even with long uphill. Cannot praise this race enough. Makes me proud to be a Dundonian. Date of review: July 18, 2011
In short: A fine half marathon In full: This was a fair bit more challenging than I expected. The net downhill elevation masked a number of serious climbs and with the wind into your face it was harder than expected.
The organisation was fine, everything was in place, and it had the feel of a race organised for runners as opposed to the more glitzy commercial "events" we tend to see more and more of. The route was more varied than the cycle path I expected with muddy forest sections.
No PB for me, but the long steep downhills probably offer PB potential for some.
Overall this was an interesting and challenging race and good value for money. Date of review: July 17, 2011
In short: Ready to do it all over again. In full: This is my home town although I live in Edinburgh now, so I wanted to support Dundee sporting events and this one didn't disappoint. A lot of it out the back of Dundee is almost single track but being a smaller race there was no real moments of being stuck behind anyone or holding anyone back.
It was a hot day so the warm breeze from the coast was very welcoming towards the finish. This was my second Half Marathon and I managed to shave 11 minutes off my time, which I was very pleased with. Don't expect much spectator support until the end but I just enjoyed it as a quiet, getting on with it race.
Definitely considering doing it all over again this year. Date of review: May 25, 2011
In short: Well organised, challenging and scenic race! In full: This is the 2nd year I have completed this race. Had personal best last year but didnt feel too well this year but still managed under 2 hours. I am from Dundee but now live in Newcastle so this is a good reason to come back. Very well organised, friendly atmosphere and some nice scenery. A credit to Dundee! Date of review: October 1, 2010
In short: Put in the training and this is a very enjoyable 'undulating' race In full: Well organised, scenic route with some considerable hills to push you to your limit. Great atmosphere and a bargain to enter. I would suggest a bit of hill work before giving this one ago next year. Date of review: April 26, 2010
In short: A good course, well organised and with excellent PB potential. In full: This was my first year at the Dundee half so I can’t make any comparisons with previous years. A nice start with a slightly undulating run around the park but no major hills, after that it is a fast flat course giving excellent PB potential. Some dullish areas to run through but a nice finish. The weather was a lot better than expected and overall it was a well organised and friendly race. Date of review: June 27, 2008