In short: Very well organised race, with enough water stations In full: First timer to Bracknell, I would agree with the lack of loos, but this is a regular occurrence at races!
A well thought out course that had some hills & made the most of avoiding Bracknell town center.
Both the wife & I managed PB's 1 hour 44 34 for me, and 1 hour 34 min 38 for the wife, who even if she got a pb was a bit gutted to come 11th fastest woman overall, and 4th in her age group. If only I had that problem! Date of review: April 30, 2007
In short: Well organised race, with great support all the way round from all the marshall and race helpers especially at all the water station which thier was lots of considering how hot it was, excellent planning on behalf of the officials, see you all again Date of review: April 30, 2007
In short: Good start, time, well marshalled, good atmosphere, great challenge In full: I ran a pb by 2 and half minutes - so a good day - the course was challenging without being beastly - great support from the water stations, marshalls and crowds. Good quality medal and goody bag which really makes all the difference after the effort. Thanks for the early start as well - good idea and for taking out the spike near the finish. All in all I would highly recomend this race to all levels of runner. Date of review: April 30, 2007
In short: Superb organisation - a bargain. In full: Very enjoyable run. Course provided 'enough' of a challenge and weather stayed on the right side of the line between pleasantly warm and unpleasantly hot. Excellent organisation - a big thank you to all the marshalls and folks at water stations. If word gets out this race will fill up even earlier next year! Date of review: April 30, 2007
In short: Good playful undulating course. well organised. PB!! In full: Appreciated the early start as the heat kicked in half way round. Nice route, manages to avaoid the naff parts of Bracknell. Not a flat course, but a good mix of hills and flats. Hats off to the amount of water/sponge stations, well done. A good amount of spectator support. Nice medal for your efforts, to tired to queue for a t-shirt. Only complaint - need more toilets, missed warmup as queuing. Good race. Date of review: April 30, 2007
In short: Surely one of the best organised events in the racing calendar. In full: A fantastic way to spend a Sunday morning. Excellent organisation, nice early start, good course, well planned, really nice unusual medal and a friendly atmosphere. Ran a PB, taking 6 minutes off my previous best time and ran a sub 1hr49. So, very happy. Well done to everyone involved in making this event so enjoyable. Date of review: April 30, 2007
In short: A worthwhile challenge! In full: Bracknell does'nt offer you much scenery but it does offer you a challenging half marathon, with ups, downs, twists and turns, organisation is slick and it is an easy race to participate in. turned up 45mins before and had no problems with bags or lining up. Quite a clubby feel to it but I think all are welcome. Marshals did a good job and the 9am start is preferred to the usual 10am's.
I found it very tough and had a bad race overall but Bracknell is worth a go and I will be back whenever London Marathon is not an option. Date of review: April 30, 2007