In short: Excellent Crowd In full: A PB, crowd cheering you on and even a band to keep your spirits up. Plenty of Drink stations and plenty of drinks for everyone. I liked it alot even though i wasn't feeling 100 % in myself on the day. Date of review: March 22, 2006
In short: Great buzz, great time wonderful crowd - I loved it In full: I haven't run a half marathon for quite a few year and so was not sure how I would feel. The start was well organised and I strolled up to the sub 1:30 'pen' this was quite scary as the only people in front of you are the elite athletes :) The corner at the end of the start straight is quite tight and so there is some fun and games :) Then its on to the rest of the course. The change going around Queen square was positive and I personally liked not going around the estate. The crowd were so good and the weather was even good. Slight wind but that's what you get around bath :( I got my PB and so liked it, I am entering Bristol and see how it compares. cheers to all that raced and cheered. Date of review: March 22, 2006
In short: For me, a great, well organised event. In full: I'm not the most experienced of runners and have only done a few events of this nature but I had a great time in Bath. Sure, I can accept that the organisers might have made the mile markers more prominent. I had minor problems with pacing but it wasn't really that big a deal. And if it was over 13.1 miles then it's a pity but I'm not particularly upset by that. I don't think that we can complain about stuff like "too many hills" and "not enough support" though. If you want a lovely nice flat and even surface, which is free of all obstructions, then you really should be running on a track not the road. If you want more support why not bring a bus load of friends? As far as I know, vocal locals were not included in the entry fee.
Goody bag was fine. It's a race not the BAFTA's after all. I actually like the idea of paying for a T-shirt only if you want one. I've got more race shirts than I know what to do with and I'm sure most other competitors have too. As for pricing, I can't really comment, I don't know how much these events cost to put on. But it seemed OK to me.
I thought the organisation was superb to be honest. Perhps I was lucky to have a good experience but well done Bath I say. I guess you can please all the people some of the time and some of the people all the, time, etc. Date of review: March 22, 2006
In short: What a day great first half in a great city with great people First rate see you next year In full: As compleat novices Kath and i had the gitters about making the Bath half are first race. Well after having a good read of the instruction book that arrived with the race numbers all became clear.We arrived two hours early parked with no problems (try the cricket club car park) walked to the Village, used the amply supplied loo's and strolled to the start.The atmosphear was great, after a bit of fun in the warm up it was time to run. We found some of the mile markers missing but that was a minor problem, the water stations and the sport's drinks hand out stations worked well and the loo's made life easy.A fab day with fab people made possable by a great City and a dedicated Team. Thank you Bath and all concerned. See you next year Date of review: March 22, 2006