In short: I love this race! Definitely the best half around... In full: Bracknell never ceases to amaze, third time out, third PB on a course that really shouldn't be PB material as it's challenging. It's a cracking race though, good field (through the three different time phases I seem to have been running in) and brilliant organisation.
Many thanks to everyone involved, especially the marshals & people of Bracknell, never short on encouragement. This one has a real feel good factor about it, give it a shot!
To the organisers, excellent stuff, please keep doing it just the same, you have a really special event...! Date of review: May 9, 2011
In short: great to come back In full: Did this a couple of years ago and really glad to have come back for another go. Can't praise it highly enough. Sponges as well as water were a great addition. Good support. And the goody bag (tee/bottle/medal/AND kit bag)!!!!! Excellent value for money. I think that limiting numbers is wise too considering the twisty parts of the course. Thank you everyone who helped with organising this Date of review: May 9, 2011
In short: First time I have run Bracknell and will be back again! Fantastic organisation, great marshalls, fab supporters and plenty of water stops. First half was all down hill and unfortunately you had to come back up again, but even so I managed a PB! Date of review: May 9, 2011
In short: Well done Bracknell - you did it again In full: Just a very well organised race, full of enthusiastic supporters, great marshalls. Always seems to run like clockwork. Plenty of undulations, possibly not a PB course, especially on the course out back by Warfield area - some nasty long hills. Will be back next year. Date of review: May 9, 2011
In short: Certainly undulating, which makes it a challenge, but well organised and great support. In full: Friendly atmosphere from race organisers, runners and spectators. The course is more challenging than I was expecting, but incredibly well marshalled, enthusiastic support from spectators and some very welcome jelly babies after the mile 8 hill! Thank you! Date of review: May 9, 2011
In short: Bracknell's brilliant half-marathon for first timers.. In full: I entered Bracknell as my first half marathon based on the reviews here on Runners World and definitely wasn't disappointed. I haven't run beyond 10 miles before and didn't really know what to expect but was massively happy to finish in 1 hr 44 mins.
Really impressed with the overall organisation of this race, the countless volunteers and marshalls and the brilliant support along the route. Bracknell has a race to be proud of and I would definitely like to run it again next year.
Please keep up the good work with the organisation of this event because it really does deliver what you'd hope all races would. Date of review: May 9, 2011
In short: Good local race with nice small field. In full: Second time - last year I PB'd even faster than Reading. This year, not done the training I usually would owing to illness and general laziness.... decided to go sh*t or bust and try to break 1:40 - went out far too fast, almost broke 10k PB - then once over the big hilly bit but just ran out of go - and then it was survival mode - slowest for 3 years at the end. Weather was surprisingly warm once the clouds broke.Lesson learned, next time will not be so silly!Great support all round as ever, thanks to all the volunteers. Best tasting ice cream ever at the finish! Date of review: May 9, 2011