In short: Fantastic race with brilliant scenery - enjoyed it far more than Sheffield Half Marathon last week In full: After a sub-standard race at Sheffield last week, I feel exhilarated after completing the Eyam Half. I was really nervous at the beginning because I knew what was in store...but i was mentally prepared for it and had a much better run than the week previous at Sheffield Half Marathon. First few miles are uphill followed by a glorious 4-5 miles of downhill in the middle which is then cancelled out by a really tough 2 mile uphill stretch finishing with a mile race to the end. I ran my fastest 4-5 miles in this race and NEARLY managed to run all the way round without walking. Fantastic atmosphere - will definitely do it again. Date of review: May 15, 2011
In short: Hilly, spectacular views, and brilliantly organised In full: The hills don't come as a suprise - you know when you sign up for it and the best scenery of any half in this part of the world. More water stations than you can shake a stick at with bottles. Just to note, virtually all runners seemed pretty experienced with a far higher percentage of club vests on show than at all other races I've done, so perhaps not the most beginner friendly (through no fault of its own). Great race and a positive bargain. Date of review: May 15, 2011
In short: i love this race In full: i love this race and before i moved to tideswell in nov 2008 i would come here on holiday just to do this race to the extent i would pester eyam half marathon team to make sure i had my number. its not fast but sometimes running is about running Date of review: May 24, 2010
In short: hilly,scenic well organised In full: having not run this before,wasnt sure whether to carry drink to take my gels, glad i didnt as loads of water/sponge stations.hills were all long up and down,beautiful and although roads not closed,noticed no traffic. great race
In short: A very hilly and challenging course In full: 2 words of advice ....Hill train .....the hills are not small or short they are steep and go one for what seems like forever ....besides that its an excellently run race set in beautiful Derbyshire countryside. I will be back ...its not going to beat me that easy ... Date of review: May 17, 2010
In short: an exhilarating run In full: A brilliant setting for a half-marathon. However Eyam is a small village and parking can be quite tight.
Quite a challenging event. I felt a sense of achievement on finishing this. Heavy rain up on the hills. I was like a drowned rat by the time I finished (very appropriate for Eyam).
A very steep hill at 9 miles. At that stage I found it was more efficient to walk up it than try to run. If I do this again, I'm going to put in a lot more hill work in the gym. Date of review: May 19, 2009