In short: Good race, getting better each year In full: Delayed start, excellent marshalls, fantastic medal, disappointing goodie-bag, but overall very good race, loved it. Date of review: November 30, 2008
In short: well run with excellent orgainisation In full: ANother excellent race although the start was delayed yet again due to traffic on the A47. Great marshalls, a little bit pricy & the goody bag was rubbish - far too many leaflets - not very enviromentally friendly, but the best t-shirt ever (a technical one) Date of review: November 30, 2008
In short: Excellent race friendly marshals and good facilities In full: Apart from the 15min delay at the start a really good well organised race, enough undulations to make it interesting, good facilities for changing, coffee etc. Cheerful marshals will be back next year! Date of review: November 30, 2008
In short: Great Half marathon, event seems to get better each year. In full: Organised very well this year, great to have race number and chip tag sent in advance. I know people are not always happy when there is a delay but 15 mins is no big deal, it was relatively mild and it was the right decision due to the traffic jams. I think organisiation was spot on this year, I was even suprised how quick and easy it was to leave at the end. Really enjoyed the race itself despite having been ill during the week and suffering from a sprained ankle. I knew a PB would be out of the question as a result but was still suprised at how quick I ran which is probably down to the great atmosphere and tremendous support provided by the marshalls and spectators. Will be back for 2009, see you there! Date of review: November 30, 2008
In short: Well organised race. A reasonably flat course, except for the hill going back into the Showground. Thanks to the Marshalls and people manning the drinks stations. Date of review: November 30, 2008
In short: my first half a marathon - i am just pleased i got round! In full: My first half - so i found it tricker then others. Yes there was a slight delay - but no problems. Organisation and marshalls i thought were fab. The weather was good. Slightly disappointed with the goody bag to be honest - you get better from 10k races! But that is not what you come for! Date of review: November 30, 2008
In short: Coming from Wales, how I chotled at the talk of 'hills' ! In full: :-)
It has to be said, there were a lot of people talking about 'hills'; to cap it all the bloke on the tannoy even told us to be careful on them ! Coming from Wales as I do this race in my book was pretty near being flat.
There was a short delay at the start, a good move, as there were log jams on the A47. Right decision there. We had a countdown from 5 at the start, 5, 4, 3, 2, 1 ……. then a somewhat pregnant pause where the hooter should have been. It made me smile, 'buttery smooth with nice touches', yes, that was it !
The two lap route has it plus and minus points. On one hand it is easier to organise, less water stations and so on, and as a runner you know what you are in for in the second half. On the other hand you have to run past the finish at half way which is a heart breaker.
Still, it is a very nice event and one which I would do again. Not worth a 7 hour drive from Wales on its own but if you have to pick a weekend to spend in Yarmouth, as I did, you could do worse than pick the weekend of the Norwich Half.