In short: Nice scenery, nicwe organisation, I'll be back. In full: Well organised; Supportive marshals; I liked the jelly babies; Could have done with a drink at about 8-9 miles; Could have done with a bit of training as well instead of carb loading on alcohol the night before. Good job it didn't start till midday. I'm either getting slower(definitely) or too many good club runners as it was a bit lonely at the back Date of review: March 8, 2011
In short: Really good small event in Archer's country In full: I thought that overall the event was very well organised. There was a small problem with the parking arrangements at the start but this was sorted out with no fuss. The route was scenic and relatively traffic free despite being on roads that were open to traffic. The route was well marshalled and the support was great. Well done to the people on the last water station who also supplied jelly babies (I credit my second wind to those jelly babies). I do agree with the reviewer who thought that one more water station was needed. I would have appreciated water around the 8 mile mark. The T-Shirt is good and the food in the goody bag added to the free sandwiches meant that the organisers effectively provided a packed lunch for each runner, which was fantastic. I'll definitely be back. Date of review: March 7, 2011
In short: Great first time race from Droitwich AC In full: This was a very local race so never had a problem in parking like others and didn't turn up till 11.35am as knew the area and we were straight in and parked! The course was fab, which is just what I am used to running around Bromsgrove and Droitwich! Perfect! Clubhouse was very friendly and the sandwich after was a great little touch! The goody bag was good and it's good to have a ladies t-shirt rather than the normal men's XL!!! The only gripe I have is we could of done with perhaps 1 more waterstation?? But a perfect race and a BIG WELL DONE to everyone involved!! Will definitely be back next year!! Date of review: March 7, 2011
In short: Well organised event In full: Nice rural event, not the event if you like running through big cities but if you like to run on quiet county lanes pretty much traffic free this is a good event for you, there were enough people with a wide range of abilities running so it never felt like you were running on your own, marshals very supportive and helpful. Bit of a traffic queue to the car parking but that is expected when 300 people turn up at once, marshals were on hand though sorting it all out and directing people.
The golf club was an ideal start and finish, good facilities there plus the decent clubhouse and well organised race HQ. Course is pretty flat although undulating would be the best term for it and a couple of welcome descents without the feeling of any hard climbs, definite PB territory.
Nice goody bag at the end; a decent t-shirt, a welcome drink, nibbles and sandwich. Very reasonable entry fee which is welcome as entry fees seem to be getting a bit crazy for some events. Lot of work must have gone into this as it went very well. Only minor gripe is the drink stations one at 5 mile and the next late into the 10mile as I remember, sun came out about 5-6 miles into the race and I was gasping, couldn’t take in any gels and felt the effects of dehydration but that’s my fault for not checking it all out beforehand, think ill carry a small drink next time I run. Definitely will be doing it again though.
In short: Great rural race, with huge PB poential In full: This race was very well orgnised for a first time event, with a good venue for HQ, and a lovely route taking in 13 miles of country lanes, passing through occasional villages. Only slight gripes were delays when parking (but at least I wasn't on the grass) and just 2 water stations (which could have used a 200m warning sign). Otherwise, a top event, and I'll definately be back for next year. Date of review: March 7, 2011
In short: Inaugural running of the Droitwich Half on a scenic course with definite PB potential In full: Apart from some car parking issues, which will no doubt be sorted for next year, Droitwich AC's inaugural running of their half marathon went very well. The course is all tarmac, apart from 50 metres of mud to by-pass the ford over a river, and very fast with no hills to speak of. Plenty of marshalls where they were needed, all of whom were very supportive, decent goody bag including a sandwich voucher and T-shirt. Well done Droitwich - see you next year. Date of review: March 7, 2011
In short: ++Beautiful rural half with real PB potential++ In full: A real runners race this one! Organisation at the Golf Club could have been a little better - car parking was a little difficult at times. A challenging race for the 'support crew' (!) as they thought their £14 breakfast fee a little steep! However, the race itself (the important bit!) was lovely. Great rural scenery down small country lanes and roads with no monster hills to speak of. Seemed like a lot of club vests in evidence but still managed to have a bit of banter round the course. Well done Droitwich AC on a great first outing and I definitely look forward to this race next year. Many thanks.