In short: Enjoyable Relaxed Environment In full: It's well organised with great marshall and other volenteers - thanks to them all. The entry price is the lowest I remember paying for a half marathon and so is a bargain. The field is around a thousand so not much conjestion and easy parking near the start. The course goes downhill for the firt 5 miles and then uphill from miles 6-9 or so. The total ascent is about 120m through the whole race. This means that pacing and energy mangement is important. The scenery is mostly urban but you'll be too focused on running to notice that. It's quite a relaxed race with a big range of abilities. I enjoyed it
In short: Best half marathon in the South In full: Superb organisation and great value for money as always. Puts other local half marathons to shame. Looking to run your first race, you can't go wrong with this one. Will be back again next year. Date of review: May 15, 2011
In short: Perfect event In full: Despite the forest fires, and road closures, the race went ahead, smooth as ever, very well organised. Other events could learn a lot from Bracknell, The finishers bag had water/sports drink/cerial bar/medal etc inside, AND a T shirt ! Great route, Good fun challenge. Well worth doing, no wonder it sells out early every year.
In short: Great half that provides a good challenge In full: As a plodder, I entered this one with hopes of dipping under two hours after coming close at Reading. That all went out of the window between miles 7 and 10! At the time those long hills seemed like hell on Earth, but now the aches have faded they just seem like a good challenge. A great little run with solid organisation and inspiring local support. Next year I'm keeping plenty in reserve in the early miles! Date of review: May 10, 2011
In short: I love this race! Definitely the best half around... In full: Bracknell never ceases to amaze, third time out, third PB on a course that really shouldn't be PB material as it's challenging. It's a cracking race though, good field (through the three different time phases I seem to have been running in) and brilliant organisation.
Many thanks to everyone involved, especially the marshals & people of Bracknell, never short on encouragement. This one has a real feel good factor about it, give it a shot!
To the organisers, excellent stuff, please keep doing it just the same, you have a really special event...! Date of review: May 9, 2011
In short: great to come back In full: Did this a couple of years ago and really glad to have come back for another go. Can't praise it highly enough. Sponges as well as water were a great addition. Good support. And the goody bag (tee/bottle/medal/AND kit bag)!!!!! Excellent value for money. I think that limiting numbers is wise too considering the twisty parts of the course. Thank you everyone who helped with organising this Date of review: May 9, 2011
In short: First time I have run Bracknell and will be back again! Fantastic organisation, great marshalls, fab supporters and plenty of water stops. First half was all down hill and unfortunately you had to come back up again, but even so I managed a PB! Date of review: May 9, 2011
In short: Well done Bracknell - you did it again In full: Just a very well organised race, full of enthusiastic supporters, great marshalls. Always seems to run like clockwork. Plenty of undulations, possibly not a PB course, especially on the course out back by Warfield area - some nasty long hills. Will be back next year. Date of review: May 9, 2011