In short: 4 Laps of Speed! In full: A really good half marathon & just about enough of an interesting route not to get too bored given the repetitive laps. Though it rained hard, there was little wind so times I suspect were not really slower. I entered late so applied under a charity place. Bit expensive, but then my fault in not sending my application form in earlier! Great cakes at the end. Date of review: November 15, 2010
In short: Great Marshaling, Great Cause, Great Free Sugary Snacks at the end! In full: A BIG THANK YOU is due to the many brave souls that marshaled this great event,it was very well organized and being my first half marathon having only taken up running and 10k events this year the sweet treats and free cakes sorted out my dizzy spell after completion.... may i suggest a donation bin in the cake tent/race HQ to add to the £2,000 the event raised (Nice Flapjack!) Date of review: November 14, 2010
In short: Appalling weather - many thanks to those daft buggers the marshals who stood out in the two hour plus downpour In full: An early half to remind the legs what the full distance is like - spoilt by the incessant precipitation. And it rained non-stop, too. On a sunnier day, it would have been very pleasant. Marshals in all the right places so no-one got lost. Good quality medal as well. Date of review: November 14, 2010
In short: Fantastic race - loved it In full: First time I have done this one and really enjoyed it despite the downpour. Really well organised with very friendly marshalls, thanks to them all for remaining cheery in the rain. PB potential, nice medal and cakes at the end. Date of review: November 14, 2010
In short: I knew it was going to be an Excellent race In full: I could feel it in my bones that Bexhill half marathon was going to be a brilliant race, and I was right! Lets make no bones about it Bexhill half marathon is a fantastic race. The organisation, the Marshals, The Medal, T-shirt, the food and not to mention the chip timing makes this race (yes you guessed it) one of my all time favourites. But I must admit I am Bexhill Runners biggest fan. Lee well done on your announcement skills, you make it look so easy (you can talk for England). I think you deserve a medal for your efforts. The four laps were nice, but to be honest my left leg problems came back to bite me, which has knocked my confidence, this was probably my third most painful run. This race deserved to be rated much higher by Runners World raters. Why? Because it was a bargain, it had star quality, chip timing, attracted big Running Clubs, had tasty cakes, a first class chunky medal and a beautiful red t-shirt. Last but not least the fantastic Marshals who encouraged you all the w-a-y. What really made this race interesting were the runners. Some of the athletes were so driven that when you looked at them you could see the hunger in their eyes and fire in their belly.
Once again there were a handful of Orpington Road Runner supporters amongst the crowd. Thanks for your support it was music to my ears.
Mark my words Bexhill half marathon 2010 will be much bigger and popular – I can just feel it in my water.
In short: Nice, well organised race by the seaside. In full: On a sunny day it would have been glorious but as it was it still had a certain scenic charm at the promenade end of the route once the rain had eased off enough to see anything! Otherwise a friendly race with good support considering the weather and flat and fast enough for a PB even with the wind. Excellent cakes and very friendly marshalls(especially considering how cold and wet some of them must have been!) Date of review: November 14, 2009
In short: Sea front views. Fast flat PB potential, weather permitting. In full: Very well organised with little or no queuing for number collection on the day. The four lap course made it easy for friends and relatives to give support without having to move position. To top it off the finishers medal is fantastic.I will definately be back next year, it is just a shame i missed the first year. Date of review: November 11, 2009
In short: Well organised race, and good chance for a PB In full: Had a great day, even the very wet weather could not dampen the spirits, the organisers were very friendly and helpful, some good kids races at the start great for the little ones, race split in to 4 laps so you can really try to beat each lap, so good PB as flat, course not stunning but along the seafront so not bad, support from crowd is nice and friendly and raced on closed roads, medal excellant as good as some big city marathons, and very nice T shirt and all collected for a good charity cause Date of review: November 10, 2009