In short: Even in torrential rain the best half marathon ever. In full: 3rd time I have run this event - it is fantastic. The communication from entering to finishing is second to none. It was horrendous weather but the volunteers were fantastic so very supportive as were the spectators. Proud to be from Lincolnshire as they put on superb friendly events suitable for the elite to the beginner. If you haven't run this you must put it on your list to do. Date of review: May 4, 2015
In short: It gets better each year In full: Even on a day with dreadful weather, I really enjoyed the event. It's so well organised with lots of information shared for weeks beforehand. One of the best goody bags around and a stadium finish. It's dead flat and fast. What's not to love? Everyone should do this race at lest once! Date of review: May 4, 2015
In short: Always well organised.great flat race In full: Weather horrendous this year, but this did no detract from a very good race. Thank you to the organisers and marshals Date of review: May 3, 2015
In short: Highly recommendable. Finishing to uplifting applause in the football stadium, this is probably one of my favourite local races for that 'crossing the line' feeling! In full: This is the 2nd time I've run the Scunthorpe Half and, just like last time, I found it most enjoyable.
It was pretty well laid out and fairly straight forward to find the race HQ- perhaps signage could be improved a little.
The race marshals did a superb job- great organisation, great communication all the way up to race morning and appropriate health and safety considerations were evident.
The course itself spans mainly countryside type roads until the end where you head towards Glanfield Stadium, finishing the final few hundred yards inside with a very welcoming cheer from spectators and race marshals. Aside from a bridge in the final half mile, the course is flat, offering pretty good PB potential.
This year, finishers received a high quality medal and t shirt, along with the all important post race necessities (freshly baked muffins, Galaxy bars etc); a strong selling point, of course!
If you're looking to improve on your PB or simply to get some more race experience, this one should not be overlooked. Date of review: May 3, 2015