In short: My top event to date - outstanding! In full: Loved every minute of this, my 1st 1/2, and what a great introduction to the longer distances. Not at all crowded, friendly runners, marshalls and locals - absolutely everyone had a smile. Cheap entry with the option to buy a t-shirt/food/drink at the end if you want to, rather than being forced to pay and getting stuff you didn't want, and you still get a lovely medal for the price. I hope they're all like this! Date of review: September 15, 2008
In short: Great organization, very relaxed and friendly. In full: My first time doing this race, and I really enjoyed it. It could be great for a PB although I actually found it tougher than I should have, but it was a nice sunny day. The massage team were great too. The water and sponges were well spaced I thought, and the medal was the shiney-est I have ever got!. Date of review: September 15, 2008
In short: Lovely day, usual slick and friendly organisation (including free photos). In full: I can't imagine a more relaxed and well-organised half. Easy parking (and getaway at the end), saunter up to get your number, have a chat,bit of a warm-up and then a quick start. Great marshals, plenty of water-stations and sponges - and one year I must stop for a beer. Good support in the village too. Date of review: September 15, 2008
In short: Superb organisation, brilliant marshalls, great support In full: I was on terrible form, but the race was faultless - the marshalls were all brilliant, the village was full of supporters, the T-shirt is stylish. Highly recommended Date of review: September 15, 2008
In short: The kind of course even Wile Coyote would set a PB! In full: Wonderful organisation, from the huge car park, through the copious facilities to the abundance of water-stations and wet-sponges.
The organisation here is up with the "big name" half-marathons such a Reading, Fleet, etc.
The fenland countryside is flat, but I would not say it's boring. There is more than enough here to keep you occupied for a couple of hours!
This is a perfect place to come for a PB-chasher - long flat stretches and almost no runner congestion.
In short: Great event. Fab organisation and very friendly marshals. Hot day so wet sponges were very welcome! In full: My first half-marathon so the objective was to finish. Great support and encouragement from the marshals all the way through. Would have preferred a t-shirt to a medal, but no real complaints. Nice to run 13.1 miles with no hills ... Date of review: September 14, 2007
In short: Flat, scenic hot In full: This was my first half marathon and was a great introduction to the sport, and maybe even has converted me (a non-runner). The course was flat with nice surroundings. It was a hot day and the drinks and sponges were a welcome relief. Will be attending again next year to hopefully get a PB. Date of review: September 12, 2007
In short: Flat, fast course but hot In full: My club stage this race so I'll try not to be too biased. You won't find a flatter course than this anywhere, although I can understand that some might find the scenery boring. Personally I love running in vast open expanses like this. Plenty of marshals and good vocal support keep you going, although Whitecross Road (the long straight bit) gets a tiny bit tedious. Sponges were most welcome, particularly on a warm day like this. Yes water bottles instead of cups would be nice - but they also cost more money. Nice medal made the run worthwhile. Well worth the six mile round trip! Date of review: September 11, 2007