In short: really enjoyed it, great organisation, lovely crowd - be back next year In full: Cant fault it - even the weather didnt dampen the enthusiasm of the spectatators dotted about over the route. Quick first half - second half not quite so quick but hills not as bad as aniticipated. Thank you to string vest man for helping me through the tricky 6-9 mile stretch Date of review: April 27, 2008
In short: As always, a great challenging half marathon. Brilliant In full: I've run the Bracknell Half many times, and I like the slightly challenging course. The inclines are good. Good medal and T-Shirt are a great bonus. Date of review: April 27, 2008
In short: Well marshalled and lots of encouragement from spectators In full: Lots of toilets available at the start and ample car parking. Regular water and sponge stations though weather towards the end of the race negated the need for sponges Nice people were also giving out jelly babies Date of review: April 27, 2008
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