In short: Hot and hilly In full: A tough half m-thon that is hilly and hot,if you want a medal, you have to earn it, just missed out on silver but come next year that will be mine. Date of review: June 11, 2006
In short: Great atmosphere BUT must change medal system to avoid injuries In full: The ordinary people of Stoke did themselves proud with the cheer they offered us and the generosity they showed to the charity runners taking collections. I have done six similar races this year and no town has showed such generosity of spirit.
BUT given the coroners report for the Great North Run after four competitors died at last year's 25th anniversary event concluded that they died from over-exertion as they approached the end of the 13.1 mile race on an unusually hot September day. I think the organisers of this race have to now drop their unusual system for awarding medals, which directly encourages over exertion. Date of review: June 11, 2006
In short: TOUGH, TOUGH, TOUGH !! In full: Its my home town so had to have a go at it, great support but loads of hills , Anchor Road at approx 4 mile is very steep and Mornington Road at approx 11.5 mile is a killer but crowd support on both is superb. Its worth a go but dont bank on a PB. Date of review: May 19, 2006
In short: twas my first half but i managed a decent time....the people were very friendly and hospitable....there were fans all round the course and surport was enormous to all runners Date of review: June 14, 2005