In short: another hilly 1/2 marathon completed In full: One of these days I will do a flat 1/2 marathon for a change, but still enjoyed this one and even the hills after I got up them of course. Ever so pleased thatI was presented with a medal at the end for my efforts (prefer medals to tshirts). Thanks to the marshall and water people they were fab and did encourage you along. Looking forward to next year. Date of review: July 19, 2009
In full: This is a great race. It is extremely well organised - marshalls throughout the route and traffic free, which is incredible in a very busy area - the whole town stands by for you to run through. Toilet facilities, bag drop, change rooms (with hot showers!!!!!), tea/coffee facilities, medals or other gifts, race officials all excellent! I have run it twice now and will definitely run again - will be a fixture in my race calender. Good mix of up-hills, down-hills and flats - something for everyone. Date of review: July 19, 2009
In short: First half marathon. Simply put - Brilliant! In full: This route offers something for everyone, a couple of challenging hills nicely spread apart, and a route that takes you away from the town and into the surrounding countryside, which was superb. The organisation was great and the local support was pretty amazing. I'm definately adding this one to my calender to run year in and out. Highly recommended and there was plenty to do afterwards with the fete, with the added benefit of a bar whre i was about to get a nice cold well earned strong drink! What more could you ask for? Date of review: June 7, 2009
In short: Challenging course made easier by good organisation and friendly marshalls. In full: My first half marathon, the challenging nature of the course made the completion that bit more satisfying. Great support all round the course from marshalls and public. Water stations at sensible locations. Really enjoyed the experience, but would have prefered a medal rather than a sponsored t-shirt. Date of review: August 2, 2008
In short: A pretty good race In full: This was the first time i had run Dartford and I was concerned with the start time being so early but I am glad it started at 9. It would have been very hot otherwise!
It was a very well organised race and the run itself had a bit of everything. Hills, flat, a bridge and plenty of drinks stations. The marshalls were superb and very friendly and I enjoyed the finish of running round the track.
Loved the T-Shirt as a memento, my only slight complaint was the parking but there's not alot you can do about that and I didn't have to wait for that long. Date of review: July 30, 2008