In short: Great organisation - couldnt praise it enough In full: My first half - not the easiest of routes , but excellent organisation and great atmosphere made it have that 'big event' feel. What better place than Plymouth hoe to start and finish - despite that last hill! Date of review: May 31, 2007
In short: Brilliantly organised race with a laid-back feel In full: Felt like quite an achievement for my first half marathon, would have liked sub-2hrs but managed just over - those hills are killers! A great learning experience, did the race as part of my marathon training this year, but would love to do it again. Date of review: May 31, 2007
In short: Big race organisation with small race feel In full: Once again an excellently organised race that attracts top class athletes and club/ "fun runners" alike. Love the separate runners only area at the finish together with the hot drink, pasty and fruit. Loads of marshalls giving support and encouragement all the way around. Superb start/finish on the Hoe but that does mean a cruel hill to get back up there. Done it for the last 4 years and always put in next year's diary as soon as the race is finished. Even helped to rescue some of their flying gazeebos the evening before!! Date of review: May 29, 2007
In short: Plymouth does it again, every year they turn out one of the best organised and runner centred half marathons around. In full: It’s obvious that Plymouth is organised by runners; from the £2.50 (that goes to charity) to change your number if injured right through to the finish area – all that food to scoff (I’m sure a pasty is full of carbs! not convinced well plenty of flapjacks instead). Results up pretty quick and available in Excel format rather than crappy PDF – so much easier to filter so as to pick out club-mates and competitors Course unlikely to be PB for most but just sets a goal for next year. One really small criticism the chips directly attached to shoe laces bit awkward after race. Again a plea to commercial race organisers to see Plymouth in action and take points on board.
In short: absolutely brilliant from beginning to end! In full: How about a few more age group categories for us aging ladies? Are there not enough O60's out there to make a separate category? Date of review: May 29, 2007