In short: A guaranteed pb! In full: A great race with fine scenery along flat country lanes. The occasional fine rain was great and I knocked 8 mins of my pb so i thoroughly enjoyed my day! thanks to the marshalls for the encouragement! Date of review: February 15, 2009
In short: Club race but friendly pretty flat and some nice country lanes In full: Well marshalled - good encouragement. Lots of drink stations. Nice course really apart from the bit around the industrial estate. Good value overall - especially compared to some other half marathons. Nice loaf at the end but some lasting momento would have been worth having -especially when you get a PB and want a keepsake. I would just ask that some sort of sign be erected to say FINISH (A piece of card board on a stick would have made a big difference) because I was waiting for a 13mile marker and didn't see one so I thought there was about 300 yards to go about 10 yards from the finish line. Date of review: February 15, 2009
In short: Fastest Half around by far!!!! In full: A tad under 13.1 but still a very good race!!. If you want a PB this is the race, would still prefer a medal or mug rather than a loaf. Good water stations and atmosphere. I heard the winner took a wrong turn so lost 1 1/2 mins and would have lost the race if he was`nt pointed in the right direction by one of my club mates. At the end of the day na great race plus a pb of 1.25 happy days all round!!!! Date of review: February 15, 2009
In short: Very pleasant run (of 12.98 miles?) In full: Slightly laid-back organisation at the begining and end - no instructions at the start, no sign at the finish. I was waiting for my Garmin to go ping at 13 miles, but it never got that far! But there were plenty of encouraging marshalls, drinks on the way and Bara Brith at the end to take home. Thanks to all helpers, but please re-measure the course. Date of review: February 15, 2009
In short: firendly and fast In full: Second year I've done this and my second PB! Weather perfect,organisation was friendly and efficient,marshalling was good(many thanks to army youngsters!)fast becoming my favourite race .. I'll be back!!! Date of review: February 19, 2008
In short: Great course and well done marshalls for standing around in the cold In full: Really enjoyed this. Ideal conditions for running once you had warmed up. Nice flat course, and a big carbohydrate prize to recover with.. Date of review: February 18, 2008
In short: Fabulous Fun In full: A nice flat course, great weather, only downside was the drinks stations, very little in the cup. I suppose you could put that down to naivety on my part though, as most people appeared to carry there own. It was my first half and I chose it well, the vourse was very clear and easy, the weather was spot on for the time of year and the scenery was fantastic. The passing traffic was polite and courteous too, which was nice. The bread was slightly strange to be going home with though, though it was beautiful! Date of review: February 18, 2008
In short: Perfect Day In full: If you want a flat fast course for a PB, this is the one! Mostly quiet, scenic country lanes, so catch the weather right (cool, sunny, light breeze) and this becomes THE PERFECT half-mara :o) Easy car-parking, well marshalled, 3 water-stops (at 4, 7 & 10 miles), small number of (but encouraging) spectators, results up quickly... the list of plus-points goes on and on... I'll definitely be back.