In short: Nice flat run through the Norfolk countryside (& showground) In full: I thought this was a great race and was pleasantly surprised by the amount of support from poeple in the hamlets we went through and in the showground. I'm from Sheffield so the inclines didn't really bother me although they made the last couple of miles a challenge! I got a PB so I wouldn't rule out getting a PB here (just make sure you do some hill training and you'll be right!)
The organisation was good for the race itself but leaving the car park was shocking - we waited ages and had 2 toddlers in the back of the car :( Date of review: March 14, 2011
In short: first time half-mara for me but defo do it again. found the hill gruelling the second time and the course is absolutely not flat..then again i am from swamp country! a Date of review: March 14, 2011
In short: Well organised and and well supported race. Not great for a PB. In full: Great organisation and enthausiastic crowds made for an enjoyable run. Difficult course for PBs because of hills that felt worse than they looked! Two lap course meant you knew what was coming up on the second lap - depressing!
Great goody bag and smart medal.
Know people who took over an hour to get out of the car park. My advice: run fast and leave early! Date of review: March 14, 2011
In short: A challenging yet thoroughly enjoyable day out! In full: Positives: - No traffic before the race - Very slick organisation, and ample amounts of safety for us who forgot to bring some! - Good support in places - Very nice medal and one of the best goodie bags ive receieved
Negatives: - Long queues to exit car park
Notes: - Definitely not a flat course - For anyone around london or the east of england, this is a fantastic race and well worth a commute to enter! Date of review: March 14, 2011
In short: One of East Anglia's biggest and best races In full: Second time around for me at Norwich and I still enjoy this race. Found it tough (again) but improved my time.
It's a big local race with excellent organisation, City of Norwich AC really know how to put a race.
The route is a pleasant rural two laps with a tricky little hill at mile 6 & 12 but otherwise you'll enjoy good support around the villages and around the Norfolk showground.
The goody bag is one of the best you'll get anywhere too!
One final thing, this race was supposed to take place in November but was called off due to bad weather. It's a credit to the organisers that they postponed rather than cancelled so a big thank you to them for taking that decision, I hope they were rewarded with a bigger and better race.
In short: enjoyable half marathon In full: ithink the course has been altered which has helped, there used to be a steep entry into the showground, excellent goodie bag as well, much improved on the last time i ran this.My local half and seems to be growing in numbers, i think i heard ha hee wee oer 3000 entries this yrar.Thanks to the organisers and marshalls for a well organised event Date of review: March 13, 2011