In short: One to do at least once! In full: Superb weather,unusual but very runnable terrain[even most of the river crossings],lovely views,fantastic organisation and a great welcome at the finish.Worth travelling up from Brum for and will do it again in the future. Date of review: August 1, 2011
In short: One to do again In full: This was the second time for me the route differed from last year as we skirted the shore line more the river Kent was once again a welcome break for the tired legs its not one for new socks or trainers so it was the shabby old mizunos for me plenty of water stations (people still dropping cups and bottles)it has to be my favourite and one to do each year the finish line atmosphere is something else Date of review: July 30, 2011
In short: Loved it but it was tough. Unique. The estuaries were a welcome relief to hot legs (now i know why animals flock the watering holes in Africa). In full: One worth doing and would do again one day. Excellent organisation, ran like clockwork. Plenty of water stations (needed on such a warm day) and all the volunteers were brilliant, a massive thank you to them. Due to the terrain they were the only spectators throughout the race (and they cheered everyone along), until the end where, i have to say was surprised and uplifted to see so many people cheering the runners in. Date of review: July 29, 2011
In short: The best half marathon I have done In full: This is a great race in a really beautiful location (which enjoyed some fantastic weather). The organisation was excellent, and the marshals were some of the friendliest I have experienced.
Although it is not necessarily a PB course, the exceptional nature makes it a race that all runners should try. A nice medal and a warm welcome at the finish really make this a superb event. It beats running on roads any day!
Thank you to all the organisers & volunteers. I'll be back next year.
In short: Brilliant. Wonderful scenery, challemging terrain, plenty of water stations and willing, helpful smiling volunteers. I will be back in 2012 In full: Please, please please can the runners put their empties in the next available bin or leave at the next water station,there were plenty available. This is a wonderful,unique area and to spoil the environment with your lack of respect was very annoying. It should not be for the volunteers to clear up after you. Date of review: July 28, 2011
In short: A unique event with excellent organisation with the potential to become one of the UK's premier events. In full: An excellent race and thanks to all the volunteers who made it possible. The organisation was excellent from start to finish and even included a parachute display at the start and a low level fly past by a Lancaster Bomber at the half way stage! A following breeze for most of the race helped but the cooling waters of the river crossing at the half way distance gave a opportunity to cool down and sooth aching muscles. A unique and challenging way to cross the bay and a must do for any runner. This is already unique and has the potential to become one of the UK premier events.