In short: Rename it the Countryside of Norwich Half Marathon ;) In full: The organizers really should get done by the trade description as it is no where near the city of Norwich, but forgiving them that the Norfolk country side was amazing.
The race was delayed by 10 minutes which was a pain in the arse given the weather. the organizers had said to be there by half 9 and for those of us who did what we were told we were made to stand in gales and rain. Not happy about that.
The course was very well marshaled and they were all happy to be there - Thank you very much.
Pretty nice medal and a goody bag made it worthy of the 4 hour drive to the event. Date of review: December 3, 2007
In short: Good organisation, shame about the dire weather but a good atmosphere In full: Driving head winds and torrential rain will be my lasting memory of this race... but a nice varied route with lots of downhills and one decent uphill to keep you interested - I'd do thia again. Points for the organisers for next time - PLEASE don't make us run around the block to get to the finish, that's just cruel! More wet weather planning would be sensible for a December race - straw for the car parks and grass areas of start/finish areas, and the race numbers should be plastic as I doubt most people will be able to find their photos after the numbers fell off in the rain. And no water station at the finish? Seemed very odd... But overall well run and good atmosphere, given conditions. Date of review: December 3, 2007
In short: organisation very poor.at last 15 toilet blocks on site and only 2 open.very bad cogestion for opening 2 miles .would run again but would hope for better organisation next time.p Date of review: December 3, 2007
In short: excellent race and venue In full: The day was faultless, apart from the weather, I will be there next year and hpe that without the driving rain and headwind for a personal best time. Date of review: December 3, 2007
In short: Could be great, some marquees for the non-runners and post-race would have made this an even better event. In full: The conditions weren't the best, but the marshalling was positive and always upbeat -considering they were standing in the beating rain. Spectators didn't really have anywhere to go for shelter or viewing which was a shame. Some warm marquees would have been a definite improvement to the warehouse facilities. The goodie bag and the friendliness left me happy to have taken part. Date of review: December 2, 2007
In short: Good race In full: Good race. Weather a little annoying. It would have been nice if it was a one lap course - considering the rural setting, I can't see it being that hard. Couldn't help but feel all the twists and turns in the showground part of the course could have been simplified, especially all the sharp turns near the end. A long 'home strait'-style finish would have been better. Date of review: December 2, 2007
In short: Well done CONAC- good race. In full: I was very impressed. Organisation was good, start was grouped by time. Lots of water stations, friendly marshals, even a decent amount of support, despite the weather! Good medal and decent t-shirt too.
I like this race a lot (apart from the horrid 13th mile!) and would do it again. I hope they get to do a city centre and surrounds race next year- I'd definetely be back.
Want to give a special thanks to all the marshals and people who did the water stations. it must have been horrible, but thank you.