In short: Tough, but a great, well organised race In full: Course PB today despite the wind, so pretty pleased. A kayak would have been useful in places, but par for the course for this one for some reason! Very good organisation and top marks to the marshalls for their perseverance and good humour.
After 7 times now I don't think the hill to Rotten Row has got any easier mind!
Only negative is that I thought it a bit pricey at £18 for a local race (even if it is for charity) - nearly put me off, and likewise for the tea and cakes compared to most races - £2 is a lot for a post race bun! Date of review: November 1, 2009
In short: Absolutely Brilliant! :-) In full: Fantastic challenging course. The weather was awful, the roads were flooded, but I enjoyed every minute of it. The Marshall's were fantastic and every single one offered words of encouragement. I will definitely be back next year! Date of review: November 1, 2009
In short: Brilliant half marathon! - If you're tough enough! In full: I absolutely love this race. If you don't like killer hills, driving rain and howling winds then stay at home. However if you like a real challenge and fancy running one of the top half marathons in the UK - this is for you. Superbly organised and marshalled, thanks very much to all at the Marlow Striders for putting on another great race.
Best race T-Shirt ever! Date of review: November 1, 2009
In short: Great run despite the weather In full: Organisation and commitment from helpers was extraordinary. It was very windy and rained hard all morning but the Marlow Striders did not appear to notice! Date of review: November 1, 2009
In short: The weather was against the runners, heavy rain, and windy, but mild for this time of year so tea-shirts, no need for anything else even with the wind and rain. Hilly and tough ! Date of review: November 1, 2009
In short: Many thanks to the organisers and marshalls. In full: Another well-organised day. I felt sorry for the volunteers standing in the rain for three hours, although it didn't stop them shouting encouragement. Running into the wind along the valley bottom at halfway was a nightmare. Date of review: November 1, 2009
In short: Ache in places I've never ached, tough In full: Wind and rain set the theme for this race, a big Thank You to all those Marshall's for standing in it for so long and yet still remained cheerful. This race was well organised and despite the P.O. Strike, made sure it went ahead as planned. The toughest Half I've ever done but would do again, Thank You Marlow Striders Date of review: November 1, 2009
In short: Very satisfying race, great marshalls, pity no medal in recognition of toughness In full: This is a really enjoyable race whilst being tough to say the least. The organisational side of things was excellent and the marshalls very encouraging in the pouring rain. A medal to remember those hills would have been good Date of review: November 1, 2009