In short: Great race and good organisation In full: This was my first 1/2 marathon and I enjoyed it. The scenery was absolutely amazing. Very beautiful and the marshals were supportive as well as the crowd at the finish line! I would definitely recommend this race. Date of review: November 12, 2013
In short: Another well organised Purple Patch run In full: A few hiccups at the start this year but overcome with good humour, great autumn sunshine, good marshalling and drinks stations, after all the rain last week a bit muddy here and there but only added to the fun. Date of review: November 12, 2013
In short: Georgeous, scenic, fun and friendly! In full: A beautiful, flat route alongside the canal. Brilliant marshals along the route, full of encouragement and support. Excellent organisation all round. Will definitely do it again. Date of review: November 11, 2013
In short: Faultless In full: What a superb race. The organisation from start to finish was perfect, the marshals were the friendliest and most encouraging I have encountered and the route was beautiful.
Even the weather was crisp and bright to match.
The setting off in 4 waves was just right to avoid any bottlenecks and took other canal users into account so they wouldn't be "stonewalled" by an avalanche of runners all at once. I did notice some runners sneaking into faster waves but so be it, it's their conscience if they couldn't maintain progress.
This is certainly one for the calendar again next year....oh and and apologies to anyone I splattered with mud as I hared straight through the puddles rather than dodging to the sides :) Date of review: November 11, 2013