In short: Good race, slightly let down by marshalling In full: The drinks stations could be better signposted (easy to miss). They should not be manned by 10 year old children who cannot keep up, creating queues.
Apart from that, all the rest is good and I enjoyed myself. Date of review: April 28, 2008
In short: My third half marathon, best by far. A proper city marathon because it went through division street etc (as opposed to liverpool which has turned into just parks...) great support on eccy road. brilliant sprint finish end at don valley! Date of review: April 28, 2008
In short: Very good atmosphere, good route and excellent water stations In full: The start and finish make this race; a 'sprint' finish into the stadium and up the running track. Course was good, with Eccesall Road the best bit by far. Not hilly, but probably two significant undulations. Water stations really frequent, which was pleasing. I'm not too bothered by the plastic cups, but I know some runners didn't like them. Route is not that exciting. Other parts of Sheffield are far more interesting - spectacular, even - but I understand that the praticalities of 5000 ppl limit things. Good race and very good organisation. Thanks to all involved. Date of review: April 28, 2008
In short: Well organised, but very "Sheffield" surroundings! In full: Aside from the lack of toilets, the organisation at the DVS was fantastic. The race itself was a bit depressing, it felt like I was running round an industrial estate for an hour and a half.
The stretch where you turn back on yourself was a fantastic atmosphere, mind! Worth doing again anyhow! Date of review: April 28, 2008
In short: Great race for a first timer In full: My first ever half marathon race. Enough runners for a great atmosphere without being overwhelming for a nervous first timer. Excellent organisation meant all I had to worry about was my running. Course not too daunting with gentle hills. Will definately do next year. Date of review: April 28, 2008
In short: My fourth year of in a row, so I must like it. Well orginised and excellent atmoshere around city centre. Great stadium finish, same about the trip round the stadium first. This can catch out first timers. Date of review: April 28, 2008