In short: Superb half marathon In full: Wonderful race as usual. Great organisation, superb marshals, very well supported and excellent value. Still my favourite half marathon. Thank you Chippenham! Date of review: September 15, 2013
In full: Organisation and amenities good. Lots of marshalls, good support, nice atmopshere. Mainly flat, some parts are undulating. If I hadn't had the stitch would of been perfect!! Date of review: September 15, 2013
In short: A great race again!! In full: Once again this race has delivered. Everything seemed to be taken care of. Great start assembly location, with very efficient baggage tent and plenty of loos. So many friendly and supportive marshals and supporters, who made the 13.1 miles just a bit easier. The race is pitched at just the right level and I much prefer it to the larger city events. Looking forward to next year already. Date of review: September 15, 2013
In short: Fast course, well marshalled, quality goody bag In full: This is my 8th half marathon this year. I may be biased as I live close but the best by far. Value for money. Overall a good medal and a t shirt that can be used to run in again. Nice quiet country roads. Marshals were brilliant and cheered you on. Finish was good and no long queues to collect baggage. Thanks chippenham. Hopefully see u next year. Date of review: September 15, 2013
In short: Absolutely fantastic, really well-run, with a terrific countryside route, lots of marshalls, and superb support from the crowds. Great value, too: *only £20*, with a technical t-shirt in the gift bag!! In full: Absolutely fantastic race, really well-run, with a terrific countryside route, lots of marshalls, and superb support from the crowds. This is my third time of doing it, and it will be a regular fixture on my calendar. Great value, too: *only £20*, with a technical t-shirt in the gift bag!! Date of review: September 15, 2013
In short: excellent half marathon, great atmosphere In full: Great atmosphere, lovely route. Excellent facilities at the start/end, very pleasant area around the clubhouse with great choice of refreshments. Plenty of toilets. Loads of marshals, all extremely efficient and supportive. The PA announcers at the start and end were great fun and added to the friendly atmosphere. Car park was signposted all the way back to junction 17 of the M4 which was an impressive touch. Plenty of parking. Highly recommended. Date of review: September 15, 2013
In short: Good race but was the course 0.12 miles long? In full: Not a bad race, but I think it's a bit over-hyped. It's good, but it's not a great race. That said, I loved the T-shirt at the end.
Great selection of toilets at the start, but some indoor areas to keep warm before we ran would have been nice. Also, some signage from the motorway to the school would have been helpful. Sorry if I'm dumb and missed both the directions and the indoor changing area.
My main concern was that I wasn't the only person who measured the course at around 13.2 miles. Maybe the cloud cover was playing games with our Garmins.
I'll happily come back next year, but I'll start a bit further up the road so that it's a true half marathon distance ;o) Date of review: September 15, 2013