In short: Huge Half Marathon, Well Organised and Very Well Supported - Great Tee and Gong In full: Great race, very well organised, really well marshalled and great support again.
Tee is really nice - really nice.
Only slight downside was the parking and the subsequent effect this had on the traffic. Planned to get there for just after 0900 but queued for half an hour on the road into Wilmslow. That said, the road marshalls and stewards were very helpful and they managed to point me to a side road. Would've gone for a post race massage but the prospect of walking back to the car for my money, then to the rugby ground and back to the car again was too much! Date of review: March 23, 2014
In short: Back and Back for Good In full: Loved today's event, weather almost perfect, chip timing, lots of friendly marshalls and big crowds of cheering spectators. Fast course and a very snazzy running shirt in the goody bag. I'll be back next year. Date of review: March 23, 2014
In short: Great race and marshals as always but I would have loved to have been in the meeting where salmon pink as a T shirt colour was voted in. I like to think I’m in touch with my feminine side but pink? Slightly disappointing. Date of review: April 5, 2013
In short: Will be back again In full: I wanted to put a review up if only to say a massive thanks to the Marshalls. If I thought I was cold....! Anyhow, my second year of doing this race and got another PB (despite the cramps due to the cold) It was well organised and well planned. However, as someone who runs with music (and I do keep it low enough to hear other runners around me and we were on closed roads) I wonder why the organisers had said they weren't recommended in the pre-race info? Date of review: April 2, 2013
In short: What a difference a year makes! In full: Wow, Freezing conditions but the comms before the race were excellent from Malcom and the tea.
This is my favourite half. The orgainsation is excellent and although the course is fast there are still challenging sections to push you. The Rugby Club is brilliant and the facilities (warm shower and bar) justify the entrance fee. People dont understand the costs associated with a race like this. Its great value especially compare to the Bupa races (£40 for 10k)
Third Year on the spin for me and will be back next year wihtout a doubt. Date of review: March 28, 2013
In short: outstanding organisation In full: a perfect race for all. organisers obviously have some smarts and class as they saw the weather predictions and bought in 4000 silver foil blankets. they didnt have to do this so was appreciated. Medal is high quality. T-shirt is an unusual colour shall we say. Maybe stay with prime colours next yr. also the build up to the race was handled excellently with regular updates on the website regards snow conditions in wilmslow. in short you can tell this is a race organised by runners for runners Date of review: March 27, 2013
In short: Top class event In full: The organisation for this event is top notch, both leading up to the event and on the day itself. Thanks to the organisers, marshalls and for the excellent support around the course. Not easy conditions this year, but the organisation and support were still faultless. My wife appreciated the pink t-shirt!! :-) Date of review: March 27, 2013
In short: Very well organised and supported, but who chose that t-shirt? In full: Excellently organised race, with impressive support given the icy winds from hell that were blowing on the day. Nice goody bag, although I too could have done with the silver blanket being opened for me - after a couple of attempts with frozen fingers I gave up! Mind you, last year ice lollies would have been nearer the mark, so that probably won't be an issue again! Altogether an excellent and enjoyable event. But salmon-pink for the t-shirt? Might I suggest a cheerful bright red or blue for next year, because I'll be back...? Date of review: March 27, 2013