In short: Nice course, but this is a very expensive race In full: I enjoyed my race and gor a PB, but I think it's expensive for what you get. I've never been a fan of medals instead of T'Shirts, especially when the oreganisers try to flog the T-Shirts at the finish area. Also, for the money they should use timing chips instead of getting times wrong for most of the field. On the plus side, the organisation on the roads and drinks stations is really good Date of review: May 8, 2006
In short: Good organisation, shame about the railway In full: First time here, and very enjoyable. Extremely well organised (except perhaps for the crowded start which has been commented on previously). Nice crowd support - special thanks to the Jaffa Cake Lady ("You're looking fantastic!"). Good running weather and a great day out.
Also a mention for the First aiders: an oldish chap was obviously in distress at the finish - within seconds the first aiders were there, within 5 mins a doctor was present and he was stretchered away. Hope he is ok, but well done the medics.
In short: Most enjoyable, and challenging as well. In full: Good range of runners. very well organised. Plenty of water stations, I would have preferred bottles of water at every station instead of cups, but that's me being picky. Sponges are a good touch.Loads of support. Nice special 25th year medal at the end. Date of review: May 8, 2006
In short: This must of been my most expensive half marathon, made more so by the parking fine! I was not the only one and this could make me think twice. Overal, excellent race, well organised and supported throughout. Date of review: May 8, 2006
In short: A great day in fantastic settings! THANK YOU Stratford! In full: A great marathon with excellent support on the first lap and still there on the second lap! (Man with salmon pink shirt and stereo blaring on his drive - GREAT!) Organisation was very good - loads of water. And finally - The Greenway - 2nd time round - nothing more to be said about that! See you next year... Date of review: May 8, 2006
In short: I think the organisation was excellent and everyone was very welcoming. I think there were a lot of running clubs and not too many individuals entering. but the run was lovely and water sations ample. worth doing even if first timer. Date of review: May 8, 2006
In short: A well organised event. Bit congested at the start. Could do with numbers on backs for the marathon runners. Lots of water stations. Could do with energy drinks/food for marathon route. Date of review: May 8, 2006