In short: Cracking event In full: Having lived in St Evenage for a few years I finally did my 'home' event. Never bothered previously as I really didn't like the old course but this year's new course was much more appealing.
The course was pretty much all on cyclepaths which are perfect for a race of this size. The marshalling was fantastic and considering the weather they were almost all remarkably cheery and supportive as were the few supporters scattered around the course.
Not the flashiest of medals (I do like my bling) but acompanied by a t-shirt I'm not complaining.
Definitely an event I'll do again Date of review: November 2, 2014
In short: It's a half-marathon in Stevenage In full: It was a bright but chilly morning and once you had got warmed up and into the race a nice day for running. The route was 2 laps and fairly undulating; nothing too sharp but with the twists and turns added in it not a course you would necessarily associate with pb's although a few from my club managed just that! The headwind turned into a tailwind half way round the lap so any losses could easily (?) be made up. Finishing on the track was a nice touch and post race drinks and eats plentiful. Marshals were helpful and alert and being reunited with you bag smooth as... Date of review: November 11, 2013
In short: Very well orgainsed event, challenging but definately worthwhile. In full: For the fee, this is a very well organised and generous package. Transport, medal, goodie bag, support, organisation - even the weather was decent for November! Massive credit goes to the race organisers and marshalls for their support throughout - always clapping and encouraging. This was my 4th consecutive outing to Stevenage and will be glad to do no. 5 next year. Marshalls held traffic well although despite the warning, a lot of runners wore earphones. The inclines were energy sapping which is more a statement about my current level of fitness although the last 0.1 mile around the track is fun! Date of review: November 4, 2013
In short: quickish course, superbly organised In full: Fast course, no proper hills just lot's of little inclines, certainly possible to put in a quick time. Lot's of marshalls & a well organised baggage area Date of review: November 4, 2013
In short: Great Marshalls, well organised, undulating but not time wrecking course In full: Well organised; marvelous marshalls and good weather for a change! Probably why this was my 5th year in a row Date of review: November 4, 2013
In short: Better every year In full: Stevenage has become a fixture on my racing calendar beacause of the good flattish course, the friendly atmosphere, great marshalls and amazing organisation. This year we even managed some sunshine to race in rather than the usual rain. A very good way to end the season - thank you. Date of review: November 4, 2013