In short: Beautiful scenery, big hills but a great achievement In full: This was my first Half Marathon, and stupidly choose it for it's pretty countryside. Whilst lining up for the start I was terrified, but once I got going I absolutely loved it. I will definitely be doing it again, even though there are some evil hills. Hopefully I won't get a police escort next time for being super slow :-) Date of review: October 8, 2013
In short: Cracking race. Lovely hills, sore legs! In full: What a fantastic day, sun shining, british countryside at its beautiful best, lots of sweaty runners groaning and grunting up 4 whopping steep hills. The no ear phones rule, actually meant people 'talked' to each other for a change. Great support through the local villages, with hoses, jelly babies and cheering. All much appreciated. Looking forward to next year! Date of review: October 8, 2013
In short: Loved it In full: Really, really enjoyed the run - brilliantly organised, very challenging course but the excellent support from locals all along the beautiful circuit certainly helped you pull through. Would defo come back again. Date of review: October 8, 2013
In short: The Hardest most Rewarding & Amazing thing I have ever done. In full: :) smiles smiles smiles...It still hasn't sunk in that I actually crossed the finish line. What can I say, My first HM & definitely the hardest most rewarding achievement of all time. Organised fantastically, no complaints at all. The support from the locals was amazing & they really spur you on to keep going the whole 13.1 miles.
In short: Good road conditions with no hold ups, some challenging hills on the run however great views from the top. In full: Really enjoyed this half marathon even though more challenging than others I have done before. Some long challenging hills, but rewarding with the views from the top. Really well organised and had people where needed without over complecating the coarse. Definatley doing this one again. Date of review: October 8, 2013
In short: My 2nd Basingstoke half marathon. Will be back again next year. Well done all who organised, marshalled, ran, supported and got the garden hose out to keep us cool. Date of review: October 8, 2013