In short: Challenging but worthwhile In full: Hilly in places, 1 small lap (1+ mile) and 2 larger laps (near 6 mile). Well organised, excellent atmosphere amongst the runners. Some marshalls excellent - very vocal and supportive, others a bit quieter. I started too fast, not realising the number of hills and struggled mid-race but still managed a couple of minutes off my PB Date of review: February 27, 2012
In short: Great marshalling, finish area well organised. In full: My first half marathon, so don't have anything to compare against, however I thought the marshalls round the course did a great job. Some of them must have hoarse voices this morning with all the encouragement they were dishing out. Date of review: February 27, 2012
In short: Great Race !! ..... In full: A very well organised race with the benefit of on the day entry ! .... marshalling was first class and very friendly, a couple of tricky traffic crossings but these were well handled. A couple of challenging inclines but down hills to go with them. Very nice medal and practical goody bag !
Thanks !! A great race :) Date of review: February 27, 2012
In short: Great improvements from previous years....tough course but a lovely morning In full: This race is a well established good old fashioned road race.....I really enjoy Roding Valley, yes there is traffic but the organisation is fantastic...constant emails...quick results...good prizes....See you next year. Date of review: February 27, 2012
In short: A challenging route, great organisation, shame about the parked cars In full: As every year, David Hollingsworth and his team organised an excellent event. The marshals are brilliant - thank you to all of them for their support and encouragement. It's not a pretty course, but its undulations (and a couple of hills) make it a good challenge, as do the parked cars along most of it, usually occupying half of the available running space. That's the only downside, though, and it's beyond the control of the organisers who deserve credit for a job well done for another year. Date of review: February 27, 2012