In short: Great race- wonderful scenery In full: Race was great - thanks to marshalls. My negative was after 13 hard miles there was no 2009 mug left. It's not the same drinking your much needed cuppa from last year's mug ( a race that I didn't even run). 600 registered, 511 finished. Where did all the mugs go? Sure I'll be back next year - here's to drinking my tea from a 2010 mug!!
In short: Fantastic race is the most idyllic setting In full: Loved this race, 'undulations' were challenging, and so was the weather to the turn (cold breeze, heavy rain), but run back felt like spring!
Faster than I expected, but had a good run and a feeling of having really 'raced'.
Would recommend this to anyone! Well done Eden Runners. Date of review: March 2, 2009
In short: Fantastic, challenging, beautiful half In full: Had a really good day at the Haweswater Half. Course was quite challenging, undulating/hilly throughout but still PB possible with downhill finish. Well organised and the most beautiful road course you're likely to do. A must. Date of review: March 2, 2009
In short: excellent, magnificent scenery In full: My first time at Haweswater, seemed very well organised and really like the mug and cuppa at the end. The first half of the route (to the turning point) seemed a long time coming; then the climb back up from the lake (while not very steep) is a long one; fast flattish finish, good marshall support Date of review: March 2, 2009
In short: Fantastic race, organisation not the best. In full: This is definitly a very special race and worth the long journey from kent to do. My only fault wood be with the organisation. The parked cars in an already narrow road at the start was very poor and the traffic around the finish i think was dangourous at times. That aside it is a wonderfall challenging race in a fantastic location. With improved organisation the race could easily grow to 750 runners. Date of review: March 2, 2009
In short: Worth doing for the scenery alone..... In full: The best half i have run yet, the scenery was really really good especially as you approach the top end of the lake. Its a pretty tough race as there doesn't seem to be many flat sections but then there is no serious hills either. Whats this about free tea at the end, nobody told me....i was just handed my mug and that seemed to be it, shame. Date of review: March 2, 2009
In short: A great place to hold such an event. A road race with the scenery of a fell race (almost) In full: If your'e going to do a Half Marathon, then why not do it in one of the most beautiful parts of the country. Whilst there are a few hills involved, they are steady inclines rather than monumental ascents, I even managed a PB (albeit only by 19 seconds) I thought that the whole thing was organised and run very well, with the water stations being just in the right places. I'll defintely be back next year. Date of review: March 2, 2009