In short: Goo organisation, Flat fast course, not a great experience up to 5 miles ... In full: .... but once off the beaten track, much more pleasent - My first Tewkesbury contrary to other comments, i thought the chip timing was well organised and the organisers made a genuine effort without being over the top. Water stations were great, Marshalls supportive - so were the locals.
I have to say, some of the traffic was a bit scary - even thru the villages with drivers not knowing what to do with runners on either side of the road (Perhaps Keep left signs may have helped) - in the bigger picture, its the course that matters and without any hills and a really interesting finish, you can see that someone has taken time to think about this - you have to appreciate that. All things said, i would recommend this - Goody bag was excellent - but just to be difficult - would have preferred a T-Shirt to a medal!! (",) Date of review: May 10, 2009
In short: better than I expected after reading last years reviews In full: Start, finish & parking all well organised, had no problems queuing for chips or toilets, both queues moved quite fast. Spectators were sparse in places, but found all of them enthusiastic & cheerful. Water stations all well manned. Traffic in final 1/2 mile were all courteous & allowed us to cross road. A good day out. Date of review: May 10, 2009
In full: Marshall did a good job at directing but no encouragement. If you pay for you race entry they should send you your timing chip with race No rather than make you que to collect it. On race day you don't want to spend your morning doing that. Date of review: May 10, 2009
In short: Pleasant day for a run In full: Not a stand out special run, but thought it was well organised, well done 209 events. Slightly undulating as runs go, not real PB territory, but still fairly quick. Whilst the villages and town can be charming, the support from spectators was very disappointing, but the marshalls were superb!! Big thanks to all those who gave their time today. Date of review: May 10, 2009
In short: Much better organisation In full: Far better than last year, large but fairly fast moving toilet queuse.Just got a pb but the course is largely uninspiring so may give it a miss next year. Date of review: May 10, 2009
In short: All-in-all, pretty good In full: A very pleasant day out in Tewkesbury. Organisation was very good (although in my experience, its unusual to have to collect time chips on the day), and the route itself was good - varying between Tewkesbury itself, to country lanes around the town, moving into Bredon & South Worcestershire. Support was a bit sparse, but pleasant enough, with good water stops along the way. Will be back for more next year! Date of review: May 10, 2009
In short: Could do with better organisation during the road running of the race quite scary at times running amonsgst the traffic particulalrly the roadworks in the town centre In full: quite well organised although there were some parts of the course that we not properly manned and runners were having to run in between moving traffic. It didnt help have a three way single file traffic system in place in the town centre but running in front of cars on the high street was not my idea of fun - in fact i wouldnt be surprised if there weren't a few near misses today! Date of review: May 10, 2009