In short: More of an event than a race, excellant event - well done the club In full: well organised, even picking up the numbers before turns this into a "running day out" good to meet up with people prior to the run, chariots of fire at the start is excellant and an great scienic course, around clumber and the down hill finnish is very welcome. Only improvement would be last drink station suffered from "tree bits" in the water, but blame the wind that day. Enjoy it more than the sheffield 1/2 marathon Date of review: October 26, 2009
In short: nice people plenty of support ideal first half marthon In full: hard to fault the only negative point drinks finished at last station if you want to be picky. Date of review: October 26, 2009
In short: Good course but blatant sexism with the prizes! In full: Mens prizes went up to 12th place. Ladies prizes only up to 8th! What gives - we all ran the same course! And, yes, I did come 9th! Date of review: October 26, 2009
In short: Excellent course for PB potential In full: I was suckered into doing this run by the pretext of my name of the back of a tshirt. I'd seen that it was a fairly flat course (there are no major hills at all) so was hopeful of a PB but even I didn't estimate shaving nearly 4 minutes off mine, finishing inside 1hr25. The downhill at the end was most welcome after the wind tunnel through the school. So, I'd recommend this race to all-comers, from veterans to first timers. It's a bargain too. Can we have a different colour tshirt to yellow next year please though? Date of review: October 26, 2009
In short: Very well organised and a good, scenic course In full: This was my first half marathon and I will definitely do it again next year. The course was undulating, with the first couple of miles being uphill, though that meant a nice downhill sprint finish. The scenery was very nice which made the whole experience much more enjoyable.
It was well organised and at £13 was excellent value for money. I did find it difficult to drink from a cup when running, and would be prepared to pay £1 or £2 extra to have a bottle instead.
In short: Well organised, scenic and mildly challenging! In full: Excellent support at the start and finish in the town centre, with glorious Autumn scenery in between. A very well organised race...in particular the collection of numbers before the start, about which I had my doubts, was seamless. Thanks to all those that helped out. Yes it is a bit hilly, but hardly mountainous, and the wind added extra difficulty, but I can't blame the organisers for that. An excellent race that I would have no hesitation recommending to others, and that I will look to do again next year. Date of review: October 26, 2009
In short: excellent! In full: i did the leicester half a couple of weeks ago and the difference was light and day. Leicester was a pretty dull and uninspiring course with little to keep spectators amused. This was a beautiful course with a great atmosphere and some stalls and shops nearby for specatators. The course is tough, and the wind was howling, but i'll definitely be back. Date of review: October 26, 2009
In full: First Worksop and apart from the obvious burn very enjoyable. Hills not too onerous and a most welcome downhill stretch to finish which allowed a sprint under 1-50 knocking 3 mins off PB so made the pain in the killer mile 11-12 worth it. Very well organised and liked the countdown markers towards the end and the wide brimmed cups making drinking on the run easier (though still spilt!. Is a definite on next years schedule Date of review: October 26, 2009