In full: Great scenic race, undulating in parts but with a good downhill stretch in the last 2 miles. As mentioned by other people the baggage queue at the end was awful but an apologetic e mail today has helped. Yes, I would do the race again, and I am sure that the baggage will be sorted. Date of review: January 20, 2014
In short: Fantastic local race In full: Don't do many races but this one is a real gem. Lovely scenery with great support along the way and a welcome downhill back to the finish. Weather was perfect. Ok, there a couple of things could have been better but couldn't it always?! Just received a really nice email acknowledging and apologising - can't ask for more really can you? Would recommend without any hesitation Date of review: January 20, 2014
In short: Great friendly race! In full: 1st time doing this race & I was pleasantly surprised how scenic it was, the conditions helped as was near on perfect for me. Well supported through the villages which was nice & I didn't have any problems before or after the race. See you next year! Date of review: January 20, 2014
In short: Always a great race in great countryside In full: Can't believe the people moaning about this race as it is run by local people giving up their time to provide a fantstic racing event with most proceeds going to charity.
I have done this race around 5 times now and always found the organisation excellent and the marshalls and volunteers warm and friendly. They may have got a few things wrong this year, but that does not excuss the rude people who abused them for the delays at the baggage and parka nd ride. Helsby will sort it out.
Well done again tp Helsby running club and will be back again next year. Please can you pre book the weather again. Date of review: January 20, 2014
In full: Organization let the race down. (1) The start was poor and should have been on the road. (2) The finish line was a mess with no filter and became very crowded. (3)I finished quite quickly and was able to get my bag easily, however there were members of my club who waited 45 minutes before they got theirs. It would be fair to say it was the worst bag stores I've ever seen. Date of review: January 20, 2014
In short: Great event, super marshalling and loved the scenic undulating route In full: My first stand alone half marathon and I loved it. Thanks to all at Helsby running club. I'll be seeing you all again next year.
Marshall's were first class with nice support at key locations throughout the course. Thanks to everyone involved. Date of review: January 20, 2014
In short: Really enjoy this one In full: 2014 was my third outing on this course. I didn't get a PB but still ran my best half time in nearly 3 years on the flat / hilly course in lovely conditions. Well supported and organised, friendly atmosphere. I saw the queues for the baggage and I am sure lessons will be learned for the future, but it's sad that some have allowed this to overshadow their overall experience. I hope those awaiting their bags took advantage of the free hot drinks and biscuits put on. This is a mass participation event put on by volunteers at a relatively low cost. Thank you Helsby and friends, I'll be back! Date of review: January 20, 2014