In short: A good run - no complaints - and a PB! In full: The first 6 miles are level or down-hill so this part of the race is relatively fast. The slight up-hills come after that, so you tend to slow down a little from this point. 110m elevation gain means it is not as flat as the Gosport half (along the sea front), but considerably less hilly than the Basingstoke half. Plenty of under-passes and cycle-tracks to keep you away from traffic for long sections. Quite a small event with just under 1,000 runners. Perfect organisation.
In short: Superb race, great value for money! In full: Love this local race, it's challenging with a number of hills but what goes up must come down and that is the case with this undulating course! Well supported throughout, fantastic marshalling and plenty of water stops! A lot less crowded than Reading or Wokingham and a much better goodie bag! It's certainly worth doing, there is a potential for a PB too! Date of review: April 27, 2014
In short: Fantastic organised friendly and great support! In full: By far the best value event in the south. May be biased as the organiser's offspring but as I came back for a 2nd year running, must be a great race. Medal is beautiful and well worth the pain! Said never again but already looking at my next half.... Good job Senior Vaal! Date of review: April 27, 2014
In short: Not for a beginner unless they can cope with hills a-plenty! In full: Really nice change of pace from Reading half with less people, much friendlier. Route was well organised and v well supported especially at the nasty hills between 7-10miles. Finish was nice setting and again very well supported. Hills a real feature! Date of review: May 1, 2013
In short: Interesting course In full: I always thought Bracknell to be a scenic town, but my first tour in the race was lots of underpass to go through. Nevertheless, couldn't fault the organisation and the crowds for making this a special race. The goody bag was a nice surprise to get a medal, a bag and a towel! Not a PB course but will put my name down for next year. Date of review: April 29, 2013
In short: As always an excellently organised evet In full: Great day for running and the times showed it. Organisation was like clockwork; hard to think of a single fault though I echo the earlier comment that water stations could have been spaced out a bit better. Well marshalled and great support from local kids with their sponges! Date of review: April 29, 2013
In short: Brilliant - the sun was even shining today! In full: Thank you so much to all the people who make this happen. It's a great race, top organisation & a cracking course; long may it continue... Date of review: April 28, 2013