In short: Great race once again In full: Another great Hinckley Half. Well organised and a delightful course. Plenty of drinks, good crowds, nice energy bar and tshirt at finish. A bigger event than previous years - possibly nearing its numbers limit, as course was tight for first 2 miles, and car park was at capacity. Will definitely be back Date of review: May 14, 2012
In short: Well organised, great course In full: organisation was very good, course was well marshalled and excellent number of drinks stations. Although some comments refer to a hill it was more like a little bump and they seemed to come up at just the right stage each time to fractionally change your running style which helps with the overall muscle usage. Would I do it again - definitely if I am in the area. Date of review: May 14, 2012
In short: Great venue and course In full: Very tight for the first few miles, which turned out to be a positive as it stops you going out too fast. Plenty of drink stations, good mix of runners, somehow managed a p.b. so I'll be back! Date of review: May 14, 2012
In short: Lovely run in the sun In full: Having not done this for a couple o years i gave it another go. New course PB and very well organised run, i'm sure the hill seemed shorter n not as steep as the last time i did it either.
In short: A good race ,well organised In full: Nice race,well organised and a good mix of runners .Good support on the route and well marshalled,plenty of water stations .Only negative was the poor quality tee shirt ,I will definitly do this race again Date of review: May 13, 2012
In short: Well organised race, great location for the start and finish. In full: This was my first ever race in 2009, when I returned to running. It will always be a race that I will enter, great for the family to come and support.
The course is undulating, through quiet counrtyside, the weather was better than expected. The hills seemed easier this year, must be getting fitter.
Great support running through the villages, marshalls were well placed and encouraging. Great organisation at the start and finish, well done Hinckly Runners.
Will be back, for another PB!!! Date of review: May 12, 2010
In short: Well organised and good atmosphere In full: Really good event, scenic course, nice size field (not too big but big enough). Thanks to all the volunteers especially at the drinks stations trying to collect all the discarded plastic cups littered around.
There were plenty of drinks (and jellybeans!) at the finish but I too managed to walk straight past them until someone pointed me in the right direction.
A couple of challenging long hills near the end (not steep just long and gradual) but plenty of encouragement especially approaching Market Bosworth. Date of review: May 12, 2010
In short: Excellent run in the countryside In full: A really fun Sunday morning, with encouraging marshalls, great atmosphere and beautiful countryside.
The first half is undulating and the climbs at miles 8 and 10 are a challenge but far from impossible. I probably held back too much in the first half in anticipation of steeper climbs. With this knowledge I feel that it could be a course on which to achieve a pb. I will be giving it a go again next year.
The t shirt with all the runners names is a really nice touch. Date of review: May 12, 2010