In short: well organised, flat & fairly fast. In full: Actually enjoyed the scenery (a nice break from town runs.) Mostly traffic free and flat enough for a PB (am blaming the weather for missing mine by 2 mins). Well organised, nice to see enthusiastic marshalls on the course. One of the better halfs on the calender - will be back again. Date of review: September 10, 2007
In short: Slick organisation; superb medal In full: Had a great time. Very well organised. One of the best medals in my collection; easily on a par with the ADT London ones of the late 80's. Lively and enthusiastic locals and marshalls. Beginner friendly. Date of review: September 10, 2007
In short: Hot, flat and hard work! Friendly and well organised In full: I always thought i preferred running "on the flat" but have come to the conclusion I need those undulations both physically ( there`s nothing better than a downhill coast after an uphill slog) and mentally....those flat endless fenland roads were a real killer psychologically for me and the added heat could have been the final nail in the coffin but there was plenty of encouragement from the friendly marshalls ( and I have to agree the red head stands out in my memory..a good memory of course) and from other runners themselves...much appreciated, not sure if I`d have made it without them. Enjoyed the day, would have preferred more water at the end...bottles at the end would have been nice as I really don`t have the energy to keep going back for refills but other than that no complaints..i will be back. Date of review: September 10, 2007
In short: Flat, fast - and hot In full: The day started out with almost ideal conditions, and then the sun cam out and didn't seem to go back in again. Fortunately, the water stations were frequent and well-staffed. Whilst plastic cups are admittedly much harder to drink out of than bottles I reckon that they are preferable in a race such as this as there is much less chance of losing your footing on a discarded cup.
The race doesn't offer much in the way of scenery (unless you particularly like very flat fields), but this was more than made up for by the enthusiasm of the marshalls and the spectators.
The heat and relentless flatness did make the race itself something of an ordeal. But one that I'd subject myself to again. Date of review: September 10, 2007
In short: Excellent organisation and very flat In full: Organisation and marshalling were great. The course was very flat and quite scenic. Only downside was the heat, but with the flat course that didn't really affect my time. Had a great time!
In short: Course ideal for those in training for longer runs. In full: Organisation was good and the crowds and stewards were excellent. If there was an award for "The Steward of the Day" it must go the enthusiastic red head with blue eyes. See you next year! Date of review: September 9, 2007
In short: Flat and fast, a PB for me! In full: Yes, the flat fenland countryside does get a bit boring, but I really enjoyed this race, helped by a PB. I thought the water stations were plentiful and the sponges were welcome on such a warm day. The only part that did me in was the long stretch wi a headwind, but otherwise a really enjoyable run. Not at all local for me - 250 mile round trip - but I may well be back next year. Nice quality medal, but a tshirt would have been nice (had to buy these separately, but quite pricy and only limited sizes available.) J.x Date of review: September 9, 2007
In short: Hot and not that wet In full: Am I the only person thus far who thought that they needed more water stations, especially in the heat (car said 26 degrees) when I got back to it). Also, would prefer bottles, not cups. Outstanding marshalls who really encouraged, as did the local villagers. Long fen road into the wind on the second loop did me in though, and it was all I could do to get through the last couple of miles. I agree with others who would sooner have a T shirt than a medal. Date of review: September 9, 2007
In short: Mostly flat with lots of long straight stretches In full: Very well organised race with plenty of water and sponges en route. Long, straight stretches may put some runners off but quite good if you just want to get your head down. Was hoping for a PB but was a few minutes. I blame it on the sun!! Date of review: September 9, 2007
In short: fast run well organised. In full: great day, enjoyed the run, my first half marathon. marshaling was awesome especially girl with red hair(mad but thank you) drink stations were well placed. bad points, medals are ok but a free race t shirt would have been alot more useful. Date of review: September 9, 2007