In short: Fast, friendly and (mostly) flat In full: The run was well organised with plenty of marshalls and water / sponge stations. Quite a fast route as it is mostly paths or pavements throughout and the inclines are not too steep. Did anyone count how many underpasses we went through ? I lost count ...
The only disappointment was the lack of scenery - mostly urban landscapes. Maybe next year we could take a detour through Swinley Forest ? Or even Windsor park ? That would turn a respectable race into a super one. Date of review: May 12, 2007
In short: Well organised race, fun to run In full: The marshalling on this race was some of the best I have seen. Well done to the organisers. The course is flat or slightly down-hill for the first half, then there are a couple of hills that go on for nearly a mile each. They're not steep, but sap the moral and energy.
There are a lot of underpasses on route, and the constant change of gradient and pace made it quite tiring on the legs. On target for a PB by halfway, but the hills took too much out of me and I missed it by 1 minute.
Nice goody bag with a mdeal AND a T-shirt and Lucozade.
Overall I enjoyed the race, and will probably be back next year. Date of review: May 11, 2007
In short: Good start/finish. Long climb miles 7-8 in the sun wore me out! In full: Great to be able to park a minutes walk from the start. 10 toilets for 1000 people did cause long queues from over an hour before the start. The first half of the race - along the cycle paths was great. Then the climb at around 7-8 miles took a lot out of me, making the underpasses at the end of the race hard work! Despite the heat I was on PB pace at 7 miles, ended up missing it by a few minutes and finishing in 1:53. Date of review: May 5, 2007
In short: First time at bracknell and will certainly consider it next year In full: Marshalled really well and drinks and sponges very welcoming on a warm day. Very undulating and challenging in places but can't complain with a 1hr 36 min PB. Would recommend this race. Date of review: May 2, 2007
In short: Good race In full: Thanks to Quintile for sponsoring, to Bracknell Forest Borough Council for the efficient organisation; friendly marshalls for giving up their time. This was my 4th time in Bracknell and its good every year. Date of review: May 1, 2007
In short: Friendly, encouraging race In full: My first 1/2 marathon. Was pleased with time which was helped by encouraging locals (especially the kids with jelly babies!) and marshalls. Nice friendly race. Glad it started early because of the weather. Date of review: May 1, 2007