In short: Testing but enjoyable half-marathon In full: I would echo all the other comments, that this is a very well organised half marathon. I was expecting a testing course and I wasn’t disappointed! But for every incline there was decline. I even managed a PB. Well done & thank you to everyone involved in organising this event. Date of review: March 5, 2013
In short: Nice race, slick organisation, well done WG&EL In full: A bit undulating with a few uneven pavement sections, but overall I really enjoyed my first run here since 2003 and it still doesn't disappoint.
Lots of marshalls covering the road crossings, but inevitably having so many side roads and driveways there are still motorists to contend with as the roads aren't closed. I had to swerve several times to avoid collisions, but no damage done.
Great use of the running track (always nice to finish on a track), although this meant that finish line was about 500m away from the 13 mile marker which was a surprise having finished on the driveway on my previous visit.
Only suggestion I'd make is to try and find a date that doesn't clash with so many other big half marathons in the south of England, as this will have affected entry numbers, and the race deserves a bigger field. Date of review: March 4, 2013
In short: Fabulous, well-organised urban race In full: Another triumph for Roding - there seemed to be more marshalls on duty this year, especially on the road crossings. So well done to all. Date of review: March 4, 2013
In short: An excellent Half with fantastic support In full: An excellent, well organised half - everyone who was involved (from the marshalls, to those who looked after our bags, handed us our numbers, gave out the medals etc, etc) was very friendly and encouraging.
Although there were a few slight inclines these were more than compensated by the downhills.
Will definitely do this race again. Date of review: March 4, 2013
In short: The well organised race with great support from marshalls and other workers make taking part a pleasure even for the occasional runner In full: The good organisation makes it a joy to take part and baggage drop off was a huge success and felt very secure. The marshals who make the race possible must get a big thanks for standing around and giving such good encouragement as well as the workers handing out numbers and taking back chips (for which I was particularly grateful) Date of review: March 4, 2013
In short: Benign conditions for tough route In full: This is a tough route, an uphill start with no chance to relax on any straight flats until the final part of each lap. Today, at least, the weather was kind to us and the finishing mile is a welcome one. Compared to some much bigger events, this is very well organised in every respect. It also has a very friendly atmosphere. Good value too. Well done David H and the team, I couldn't fault it. Date of review: March 3, 2013
In short: very well organised In full: this was my first 1/2 marathon , and i have to say it was good very well organised the marshalls do a fantastic job a big thankyou to them !!! not lots to see but enough to keep you smiling ,lots of people out cheering you get a nice medal & a decent goody bag , ill be back next year!! Date of review: March 3, 2013