In full: My first time at this race, and it won't be the last! Very friendly, very well organised, enough challenges for everyone beginner or seasoned half-marathon runner. Lovely, scenic course, very friendly and supportive marshalls. Super technical t-shirt, super goodybag, went home very happy. The one you'd want to do again and again... Date of review: March 14, 2012
In short: If you have negative preconceptions on the mention of Grantham, then forget them. Stunning scenery and first rate organisation made this my best race for years. Date of review: March 14, 2012
In short: Lovely route - great stadium finish and fantastic goody bag :) In full: The route was lovely, the canal towpath section was really nice. The 2 hills are a challenge, but the rest of the route is fairly quick so definitely PB potential. It was nice to finish in the stadium too, and the goody bags were one of the best ones I have had. The t-shirts were great too but would have liked if they said half marathon :)
They only negative about the day was the prize giving bit - it seemed badly organised, prizes were presented to the wrong people etc...
But other than that it was an excellent race, plenty of water stations and a lovely atmosphere - I will definitely do it again next year! :) Date of review: March 14, 2012
In short: Lovely day, very well organised. In full: Bright warm sunshine a real bonus. Very well organised, I liked the number & chip registration, which made a friendly welcome to all. Enough said about the hills but we all knew and afterwards speed was easy & last couple of miles really quick. No problem with traffic as the marshalls did a great job (thank you) and finishing on a track is great for runners and spectators. A good friendly day & PB too. Date of review: March 14, 2012
In short: Great race look forward to this every year!! In full: Staduim start and finsh, canal towpaths and quiete country roads in between, just be prepared for the 2 hills. Organisation is excellent and the marshalls supportive. Congratualtions to all involved in getting this event put on. Date of review: March 14, 2012
In short: Great race(as usual), killer hills In full: Great stadium start/finish. Great flat wide roads, canal towpath and the killer hills all add up to a great race. Despite choosing to walk up both the hills I still managed a respectable 1h45m. Date of review: March 12, 2012