In short: Well organised run, which was well supported and marshalled. In full: My first half marathon, really enjoyed it. No major hills or problems and the weather was near perfect. Start & finish was well organised and plenty of loos was bit help. The bottled water at the stations was a god-send but lack of "goodies" in goodie bag as disappointing. A bar of chocolate or snack would have been good. But will be back next year!! Date of review: May 14, 2007
In short: My First Half Marathon!! In full: My first half marathon and achieved 1.46.29 which I was very pleased with. The start was well organised where I found there to be a really friendly pre-race atmosphere. The Hill between 3 and 4 miles is the steepest hill on the course, but really isn't as bad as some people say. My only critism of this course is some of the bottle necks where we had to run on the pavements, This slowed people down quite bit. But other than that, I had a fantastic time and the finish was amazing, all credit to Leeds City Council, the Police and the scouts, oh and not forgetting GE Capital for sponsering the event.
In short: a good race, wel organised, challenging terraine In full: Th first 4 - 5 miles which is mainly up hill are the main challege, I don't think it is a PB course, but well worth doing. Date of review: May 13, 2007
In short: Superb organisation. In full: Excellent organisation - very few races have this level of police and council support. Also, they get the small things right like regular drinks stations with 'bottled water' which is far better than beakers. A very good race. Date of review: May 13, 2007
In short: Well organised, with plenty of drinks stations a bonus in the warm conditions. In full: This was my first half marathon, and I was very impressed with the organisation. The other races I've been in have had minimal road closures, so a short stretch on the pavement wasn't a problem. There's some nice turf to run on at that point anyway. I was glad of the number of water stations, as it was a little warm for my liking. The scenery's not bad along Stonegate and the Ring Road, but once you're past the abbey it's a bit of a boring slog back along Kirkstall Road. I like the colour of the tee, though I agree with the previous point that there's no design gone into it. Date of review: May 13, 2007
In short: Challenging course good organisation In full: Drove up from Bristol to stay with friends and do this race.It was worth the trip,the organisation compared favourably to the other city halves I've done-short queues for loos,no wait at luggage tent,Start worked better than I'd been expecting.Well done Leeds Date of review: May 13, 2007
In short: Got a PB so am really pleased with how it went In full: Overall enjoyed the race, organisation was generally good and route had enough undulations to make it interesting! Getting medal and T-shirt was good but something to eat in the bag would have been welcome. Echo the point about energy drink, didn't carry any as info. said it would be there and then it wasn't. Will know better next time! Date of review: May 13, 2007