In short: a fantastic half marathon In full: loved this race from the start to the finish. I ran it with my daughter and we will both be running it again.Well done to the organisers and marshalls Date of review: October 15, 2013
In short: Great City Centre race In full: This is my 4th time doing the race and this year was best ever, start was smooth, medal was amazing, atmosphere was just awesome, can't wait for next year. Date of review: October 15, 2013
In short: Slick race with great atmosphere In full: Great, great day, helped by the weather, but a great fast race, well organised and a fast course, new PB for me, thanks. Date of review: October 15, 2013
In short: Excellent mass participation race In full: I enjoyed the whole day. I ran the half and got a 6 minute PB I am new to running and this is only my 4th half marathon, but by far the best. From my observations, the difference between a professional 'mass' race like this and some of the smaller ones I have run is huge, I love the big fields and atmosphere and can see that an event like this must cost a fortune to put on, how much does it cost to close a city for a day ?, I dread to think. However I can also see how some runners will prefer smaller, more personable races. I loved it, will be back next year, and will bring my mates too ! Thanks Date of review: October 15, 2013
In short: Excellent, well organised event catering for both experienced and first time runners In full: I completed the half marathon for the first time in 5 years. Wasn't looking forward to the new course (I used to enjoy Wollaton Park) but was surprised by how good it was and well supported (apart from the section through boots - the staff there weren't allowed to come out and cheer us on - surely a company of boots standing could have organised a staff event to support the runners!!). Start was well organised with sections for different times. Liked the ending two miles along the river with lots of support. Finish was good and well organised. I would definitely recommend this half marathon Date of review: October 14, 2013
In short: First half marathon - had a great day In full: Organisation before and on the day was very good. water pouches were fab. Lucozade bottles far too big - so much was wasted. shot glass sizes would be better.
In short: Okay race but messed up the start for the fast non elite runners. In full: Start was a mess as let elites go 1 min ahead of main field which caused problems with some of the results. Not sure this helped anyone as the faster people in the main field could have been racing the slower elites which would have helped both lots of runners. Course not as fast as expected - the section through the university whilst quite interesting is a bit twisty and also includes some hills so not fast. Finish isn't ideal as go past to come back. For faster runners having your name on your number was good as you got people cheering your name. Date of review: October 14, 2013