In short: Well organised with great marshalls In full: A very slick and well organised event. Plenty of water/High5 feeding stations. High5 gels available at most of the marathon feeding stations too. Very enthusiastic marshalls too. Course has a few undulations but nothing too difficult. A definte PB course. Date of review: October 10, 2011
In short: Great race, and the best it has been over the past few years : ) In full: Great organisation, fantastic support from the marshalls and supporters along the way. Plenty of water stations, second half of the route much nicer than first. Nice goody bag, with a good medal and t-shirt too! Date of review: October 10, 2011
In short: Really enjoyed my home city half marathon - and got a PB. In full: Well organised on the day. Great marshalling. Lots of noise and encouragement from the cadets at the water stations. Fairly flat course except for the last mile. The level of crowd support varied around the course. I enjoyed it and would definitely do it again. Date of review: October 10, 2011
In short: A great City Half Marathon In full: An extremely well organised and supported race. Couldn't fault the organisation, the facilities or the marshalling. Some nice touches like the energy drink and gels at mile 11 - much needed and appreciated. Loved the support and atmosphere as I ran the last 2 miles back into town. Mde the pain more bearable. The locals were great.
A nice course with a few steady inclines. The last mile was a killer. No dodgy goodie bags either. Just everything you wanted and need - a nice medal, t-shirt, banana and water at the finish.
I really enjoyed today, easily my favourite event so far and a PB bagged in the process.
Just one moan - banning MP3 players and threatening people with disqualification was a bit over the top. I have ran plenty of City events with an i-Pod and never been subjected to this petty ruling before. Date of review: October 9, 2011
In short: Well-organised, fairly flat, ideal for first timers In full: My first 1/2 marathon and a great experience. The marshalling was fantastic, organisation spot on and support good all around the course but especially at the finish. The course is a nice mix of city streets & country parks but the last mile is a bit of a killer, all up hill! I'll definitely be back next year, but in the meantime my appetite is now whetted for for a couple more halfs in preparation... Date of review: October 9, 2011
In short: Wonderful city half marathon In full: Id like to start my review by saying, well done Leicester, you did yourself proud today. Having raced a number of half marathons, this was definitely my favorite. The 13.10 miles flew by as we were treated to beautiful parks, riverside runs and a motivating band of drummers in the city centre at mile 11. This is an undulating race, no major climbs except in the final mile, just steady inclines. Brilliant atmosphere and superb event. Date of review: October 9, 2011
In short: Not a great marathon course, but fantastic marshalls and well organised In full: When I entered this marathon, the official race site said it was a 2 lap race. It wasn't. It ran with the half marathon for 6 miles and then disappeared into the countryside for us to play chicken with a number of bemused motorists.
Didn't really enjoy the course, but I had a great run. I thought the marshalls were some of the best I've met at any race.
Glad I ran this, but won't be coming back. Been there done that and got the rather cheap T-shirt. Date of review: October 9, 2011
In short: An undulating course. Marshalls were excellent, as were the other runners and spectators. Thanks to the marshall handing out jelly babies at 23 miles, much appreciated. Date of review: October 9, 2011