In short: Great finish line In full: I would hesitate to follow common opinion on medals; they end up in that drawer in the kitchen (you know the one I mean) Rather, a breathable t-shirt for running would be preferred (Mudman race is a perfect example). The race itself was well organised and the marshalls and water stations were fine. Only small gripe is that the bags should have been prepared and drinks more easily available at the finish. Still, definitely doing it next year. Date of review: February 12, 2011
In short: In full: This was my third Watford HM since 2007, and probably will not be my last, and also my fastest. I tjhink it is one of the toughest local HM in the area.
The use of the marques instead of the colosseum was brilliant and worked a real treat. Actually I prefered them to the colosseum. Great marshalling and fab support at varous postions around the course.
Only downside for me were the runners who ignored the organisers pleas for no headphones. If you wear headphones you must be totally aware of whats going on around you. There were a few occasions where headphone runners had no idea that there were other runners in their vicinity. A bit selfish, but this should not detract from a great organised run Date of review: February 11, 2011
In short: A toughy but a goody. In full: I loved the new start area, haven't done it for a few years and it was great to have everything in one place. A really good atmosphere at this race, I really enjoy it. Date of review: February 11, 2011
In full: The course is challenging if you don't like hills but nicely scenic and largely traffic free. The first half is a series of sharp up hills followed by 5 miles of fairly fast down hills. Popular with club runners too. Great organisation and good support at the finish from the crowd. Would recommend next year's race. Date of review: February 11, 2011
In short: Challenging course, very well organised In full: Good course heading out of watford and into the countryside. Some tough hills but nothing really nasty. Cannot fault the organisation & supportive marshalls Date of review: February 10, 2011
In short: Recommended In full: Please will you disqualify runners who flout the rules and insist on stuffing their ears with earphones. It's dangerous on open roads, you cut up other runners, can't hear marshals and miss out on race atmosphere. If you don't like the rules, don't blinkin' enter the race! That aside, this was as impeccably organised as ever by the Harriers. More than enough water stations (2 is plenty for a half), loads of marshals, mile markers bang on, the marquee handled very well and a challenging route with some decent scenery. A little congestion over the finish line but that's easily smoothed out. There are a few hills, including the last shallow grind up to the park, but the downs more than compensate. Date of review: February 9, 2011