In short: Absolutely brilliant. Can't wait to it again next year. In full: My running club the Ealing Eagles were the main organisers of the race. I didn't personally contribute to any of the hard work they did so my review is from the perspective of someone who just showed up and ran. I really thought it was brilliant in every way. The Race Director, Kelvin, did a superb job - as we all knew he would. The many hills on the course took me by surprise but for every uphill there was a glorious downhill section! I loved the whole experience and would highly recommend it. Well done to all the many people who worked so hard for so long to make the event such a huge success. Thanks to all the many volunteers too. I am very proud to be part of such an inspiring running club. Vince Deehan Date of review: September 30, 2012
In short: Brilliant 1st Half for the folks of Ealing. Well done organisers In full: Really liked the route, organisation, medal, friendly marshalls, lovely park to start and end. Plenty of water stations. Warm friendly locals. I would recommend this race for a half marathon first timer. Baggage was smooth, plenty of loos. Top marks to Race Director. Thank you Date of review: September 30, 2012
In short: First class - particularly for a race in its first year In full: Really impressed with all aspects of this race. Ran like clockwork from arrival to final departure. All the small things considered, and runners catered for at every level.
I was with the official pacers & we all had a great experience. Some really kind & positive feedback from many participants. Hope to be able to support this race again in 2013. Even the weather was on side today! Date of review: September 30, 2012
In short: Very, very good. In full: Excellently organised race. Lots of marshallers and helpers, and magnificent crowd support. Be warned though; it's not flat. The only (small) point; could do with a bigger changing marquee. I'll be back. Date of review: September 30, 2012
In short: Fantastic race-Get in early for 2013!!! In full: I have done 15-20 Half Marathons including some of the "Biggies" and this has to be the best ever!-The people that organised the Canterbury Half should come and watch how this race is organised-They might learn a few things!-The start was delayed by 15 minutes as someone had "Wrapped" their car round a lampost on the course while we were waiting for the start-The announcer explained the delay and it was accepted by everyone-You do not mind delayed starts if the organisers explain the reason for them which they did.-The course itself although fast is undulating-so do not underestimate it!-The crowd support on the course was excellent for a 1st race and i expect there will be even more spectators in 2013 The only negative i could find with this race and this is no way the organisers fault was kids playing football in the park after you have finished-With that many people getting changed/milling/spectating around kicking a ball around is not a good idea!-The marshals on the course were cheery and encouraging and special mention must be given to the 15 or so the marshals that gathered 100 metres from the finish that very were very vocal!-It was very much appreciated! I could not fault this race-I could be wrong on this but i think that the Race Director is a Race Director of a parkrun and the experience showed-You could easily tell that this was a race organised by runners for runners and they knew exactly what the runners needs were from strategically placed water stations with sensible sized water bottles with sip caps that avoided water being spilt on the course from discarded water bottles to a seamless bag drop/collection with no queues-Well done and thank you to all the volunteers and everone involved for a great race! When the entries open for 2013-get in very very quickly as this race is going to sell out FAST!!!!!!!!!!! Date of review: September 30, 2012
In short: Superbly organised - well done to all involved in this new event In full: Have to agree with everything the first reviewer has said. Eveyone associated with organising this event should be very proud, I cannot fault anything. Adequate loos, very efficient baggage tent, provison of marqueed changing area etc..it was all there. I have run many half marathons and many that have been established a considerable time could learn a lot from this race....extraordinary considering this was the very first one. I have to admit when entering I nearly had 2nd thoughts because of the price, but this is well worth it in the end the organisers really did ensure runners had all they needed. Finally a massive thank you to anyone who volunteered their time to support the race. No race can happen without a large numbers of volunteers and Ealing has delivered a fantastic event, well done! Date of review: September 30, 2012