In short: Excellent flat course, well organised In full: Only my second half mara and first time doing this event. Firstly I thought the entry price was a bargain. The race was very well organised. Lots of signs (cept to the finish from the start for supporters) and marshalls on the course. Also pamphlet sent in the mail was very helpful I'm still a beginner runner, so finished in the last quarter of runners, so had a good 5-10 metres between me and the runner in front for the majority of the race. It was a bit lonely on the country roads, but when going through the villages there was good local support. I managed a new PB (shaved 2m30s off) so was pleased with that. Course is super flat apart from a couple of railway bridges and a very slight uphill at around mile 11-12. Will defo do it again next year, just hope it isnt so hot Only tiny niggle, my family came to watchhand couldnt find anyone to ask or signs to see showing where the finish was from the start (they were not in the same place), so although they were only about 1k apart, it took them a while to locate the finish. Overall, super race as i expected :D:D Date of review: April 10, 2011
In short: Excellent race again In full: Another excellent race on a beautiful day! I really enjoy this race, it's fast and flat on open but very quiet rural roads. There's little crowd support outside the villages but when you go through them the spectators were very good and there are friendly marshalls throughout. The scouts handing out water were doing a great job making sure everyone had as many cups as they needed.
This is a great low key event with no issues around parking or toilet queues and a nice bit of grass to relax on after the run. I also like getting a mug rather than another t-shirt or medal that has no practical use.
In short: Beautiful route, fast, flat and friendly In full: Just got back from White Horse HM - first time at this one for me - definitely be back next year. Matched my PB at 1.39 - not too fussed about beating it since it was a SCORCHING hot day so conditions weren't exactly on my side.
Three well-manned water stations and eager crowd support through the villages made it uplifting and the peaceful quiet country lanes made for a lovely HM at this time of year.
ALMOST flat except for two small inclines at the end - weren't that dramatic though really.
Only thing I'd change is that I'd prefer a medal instead of a mug as I'm sure most runners would. Date of review: April 10, 2011
In short: Great Race, low key, no hassle, it did what it said on the tin In full: First timer on this course after reading previous good reviews and seeing it in the top 10 Half Marathons list. It was the start of a perfect day, managed a new PB and then dashed across to Wembley to watch PFC win 2-0 in the FA Cup Semi Final. If I am being picky would prfer 1) Bottled water as most of the water from the cups ends up down me, 2) A medal over a mug & 3) Chip timing. However, even if no changes are made I will still be back next year! Thanks for all the hard work in organising this race. Date of review: April 17, 2010
In short: Excellent. What every race should aspire to In full: Great and encouraging Marshalls, the locals on the very rural course giving every encouragement, a very friendly atmosphere. Date of review: April 12, 2010