In full: This event was fantastically well organised. Being able to wait in the warm at the college before the start was excellent. Having the college open meant no waiting for the toilets which is a huge plus for the ladies amongst us. Some of the roads were fully closed to traffic but I didn't see one car on the whole run. Marshalls were fab as were the children at the water stations. Fantastic support in Leigh from the locals. Would definitely do it again next year. Date of review: September 26, 2012
In short: Well organised! In full: Good run, mostly good roads, one part near the middle was a bit rough, didn't enjoy the loop at the end, both myself and my partner measured this as 13.28 miles! Overall good challenging run. Date of review: September 26, 2012
In short: Fantastic race - thoroughly enjoyed myself even with the last couple of hills! In full: Would definitely do this one again - marshalls, crowd & the organisation were excellent and of course Dame Kelly made it a very special day. It was my first time for this race and it really was my favourite of the year. Date of review: September 26, 2012
In short: very well organised, friiendly, not too big, nice scenery In full: All organanisation like clockwork - plenty of loos/great baggage drop-off/friendly and efficient marshalls. Slightly undulating course through nice countryside, with great support at Leigh village and coming back into Tonbridge Date of review: September 25, 2012
In short: Excellent, a definite favourite In full: I'm lucky to have this event on my doorstep, it''s an interesting course with a few ups and downs, support and organisation are both fantastic. Will definitely be back for my third attempt next year.
Shame there were over 400 no shows, a third of the entries, if the results list is accurate Date of review: September 24, 2012
In short: Hilly, rainy, Excellent In full: Well organised event. Challenging course that I underestimated being my 1st time. The hills seemed to go on forever. Marshalls excellent and a very Jolly race director.
Excellent medal and goody bag.
Tough but fair. Date of review: September 24, 2012
In full: A really well organised event, from start to finish, the facilities were superb, marshalls fantastic and the public amazing standing out in the rain cheering us on. To top it off Dame Kelly Homes was here for us at the start and finish. Only down side was at the prize giving there were no awards given out for 2nd and 3rd place prizes beyond age 45, it seems a pity as us older runners matter too! Date of review: September 24, 2012
In short: Another very good event.. In full: Simply excellent. The second Tonbridge Half Marathon was well organised, fun, and as many have said the support through Leigh village was even better than last year (and that was amazing as well!)
I regards to the course, it was challenging, but still fun and this time round easier as I'd done some proper hill training.
I managed to get round quicker as well, taking off 22 minutes from last years finishing time.
I'd strongly recommend doing this event, and will return next year.
Thanks to the organizers again. Date of review: September 24, 2012