In short: my first and will definitely be back again In full: in short a superb race. yes probably biased as i did get a pb, but the organisation was excellent. great marshalling, water stations, start, finish, toilets, and a t-shirt i will use again in trainig! ok some of the course did have traffic in both directions, but a bit of common sense on the parts of pedestrians and runners is all that is needed in these circumstances, and that's what happened here - indeed its actually quite nice to know that the health and safety do-gooders havent spoiled this. And thanks to the community centre (especially the lovely polite young boys at the counter!) for their post race bacon butties, flapjacks and coffee...probably not the ideal post race nosh, but after pb in gail force conditions, i deserved it!!! Date of review: November 27, 2011
In short: A tough race, mentally and physically, great support, good value In full: I got great support- am a nearby club member but thanks anyway, a miracle of organisation as its all on public roads. Great value nice to see running clubs still doing races,u don't need chips and pins, just a clipboard. Good qual t shirt advertising an insurer, guess that's what keeps it all going, nice to see the Police are not driving this race off the calender with costs and risk assessments nice one, keep up the good work Clowne Date of review: November 27, 2011
In short: |Sould be called the 'traffic' half marathon In full: I have to say that I was very dissapointed with this race. Very little support added to the fact that the race is almost entirely on roads with traffic still flowing in both directions - at times pretty dangerous. Not enough marshalls either. When you add tio the fact that it is hilly, with horrendous wind (today anyway), this is not a half marathon that will be remembered fondly. Date of review: November 27, 2011
In short: Excellant race, very good organisation, just a bit windy! In full: Ditto all the good things that have been said below. Despite the wind ran 3 minutes faster than last time I did this race, and it was bright and sunny! Date of review: November 27, 2011
In short: a tough stamina builder In full: Plenty of parking, enough toilets at the start (shame the joining notes didn't mention them and the queue at the school could have been avoided), and a good start and finish area. A hilly challenge (Fetch hill score of 372) was made tougher by a fierce head wind which at one corner nearly blew me off my feet. Although this was my slowest half for some time it was the stamina builder I was looking for. Good quality tech shirt which I probably won’t wear due to the huge sponsor’s logo covering the front…less is more guys. Good support from the marshals all around the course and 3 water stops (bottles not cups). Thanks for a good event.
In short: Simple. Great race! In full: Good facilities, good start zone, great route, good finish! Nice t-shirt! Would like to see chip'n'pin timing though! Fantastic support from crowds along the route and especially from the marshalls Date of review: November 27, 2011
In short: Excellent organisation. Marshalls, spectators and other runners were very supportive. An undulating course made more challenging this year by the blustery wind. Date of review: November 27, 2011