In short: A really enjoyable half back in my home town! In full: Really enjoyed yesterday's run. Good course, nice mix of scenery and terrain, and I think it could actually be quite quick despite the few short sharp climbs. Will definitely be back next year for a quicker time!
Organisation was good, exceptionally no loo queues and plenty of spectators on route. Lots of water stations too for a half.
Just two pleas to the organisers. Can you sort out the mile makers - twice there were two (6 miles and 11), but not at the same point on the route, and a wider start gantry? Was a bit of a squeeze getting through, so more congested that it needed to be. I loved the downhill finish though!
Otherwise a great day, and I'll be back in 2009! Date of review: October 20, 2008
In short: thanks cassidy n cove city council In full: glad to be a part of this event.well done fellow runners.let's keep comin back.this is a great event. medals n t shirt are nice.bronze medal is special.somethin which will stand out among my collection. Date of review: October 20, 2008
In short: Perfect organisation and tremendous atmosphere. In full: My hat goes off to the organisers. Other than a bit of a big queue for the baggage area, I can't fault the event one bit. A pleasure from start to finish. Date of review: October 20, 2008
In short: Fantastic race my first half .brillient aptmosphere In full: Wow wow wow just completed my first half marathon.Great organistion.Did 2 hours 15 and my son did 1 hour 31 mins.Thanks to the lady giving out chunks of dairy milk just before mile 10 the best ive ever tasted and the cheerleaders in the grounds of warwick uni were brillient.Brill marshalls and lots of local support.Loved it.Sue and Darren smith Date of review: October 20, 2008
In short: Excellent,great value and very well organised In full: The whole experience was fab, from pre race to the finish. The spectators were great and the whole event was very well organised.Can not wait for next year. Date of review: October 20, 2008
In short: Coventey Does Itself Proud With A First Rate City Centre Half Marathon In full: Congratulations to the organisers and volunteers for a superb race. For £13/17 (with t-shirt) the race is exceptional value for money when it incorporates a city centre start and finish, with nearly all the roads used completely closed to traffic; chip timing with the ingenious sending of an SMS minutes after the race with gun time, race time, and finishing position.
The marshals were plentiful and supportive, the bottled drinks stations well manned, the crowd was loud (and the cheerleaders at 11 miles were even louder!) And the goody bag at the end was well thought out, with no superfluous bits of paper or freebies I don't need. I think the course is very similar in nature to Reading - which makes it hilly and challenging - but surprisingly quick. I think that this race is easily on a par to that event and weighs in at more than £15 cheaper. This event is highly recommended. It's a shame that there are so many local half marathons in October, but none in March. I'd encourage the organisers to make this race a pre-London warm up half marathon - I think it would attract far greater numbers which it truly deserves. Date of review: October 20, 2008
In short: A very enjoyable race! In full: I did this last year and found it to be a great race - very well organised. This year seemed to be a bit a bit lower key but was again a very slickly run race, some wicked climbs but a challenging course, well supported too. Date of review: October 20, 2008
In short: Goodness me it was tough but enjoyable... In full: Did GNR two weeks ago, so in terms of atmosphere wasn't expecting anything to compare really, but was great couldn't fault the support ( a little sparse in some places such as the Uni- guess it was a bit early for them) and the camaraderie amongst the runners was great. Started flagging around 11-12M but was spurred on by a lovely man who said that I'd been 50 yards ahead of him the whole way round, so not to give up now - cheers mate. Troughly recommend it it, but it's no walk in the park. Date of review: October 20, 2008