In short: Excellent event In full: I've done this one several times now and it's as good as ever. The organization is expert, the venue is superb (lovely grounds of a posh private school), ladies doing tea and cakes, secure and fast baggage hall, nice medal, slightly lumpy course but lots of shade - nothing to fault from me. Date of review: August 22, 2010
In short: A Great race. It even has a race director who knows where the best pubs are !!!! In full: 5 minutes quicker than last year. Suffered a bit on the hills towards the end but very enjoyable race with great marshalling and great pubs nearby. DO IT !! Date of review: August 22, 2010
In short: Scenic, well-organised half with some cheeky hills In full: My second year in a row here, and enjoyed the run again. Although it wasn't as hot as last year, it was still warm and humid under the trees, and there are some very testing parts of the course. I can't work out if a two-lap race means it's easier knowing how far it is to the finish, or harder because you know what you've still got in store? It's a good race, but would be better I feel in a cooler month - late September/early October would be beautiful. But in a packed race calendar, I ought just to be grateful the race is there at all. Could well be back next year to make it 3/3 Date of review: August 22, 2010
In short: Lovely course and very well organised race In full: Scenic course but without much flat. 2 lap course with ups and downs and one longer hill. Good marshalling and plenty of water stations. Finish in lovely grounds of public school. Date of review: August 22, 2010
In short: This race was like running up hills in a Sahara desert, the only thing that was missing was the mosuitoes. In full: Burnham beeches half marathon is a tough half marathon. Although this is only a half marathon I have ran it three times and still struggle to run it under 2 hours. It is a chip timing race organised by famous the ‘Jand Results’. The major factors this year for me under performing were:- racing on the Tuesday at Petts Wood, also the soaring heat at 29 degrees, which affected my asthma, which was exacerbated whilst running through Burnham joggers Woodlands. This race had many hills, it caused many runners to walk rather than run up hill. Even the strong fit Gladiator in his full gear was feeling so fatigued during first half of the race, I was concerned he was going to fall on his sword! 400 metres near the finish, a naughty female marshal shouted at me and said ‘Try and beat those 2 men in front of you’. I was hot and tired and thought she must be absolutely bonkers, but somehow I managed to out run 3 male runners to the finish line. I was absolutely knackered. The medal I received was beautiful, which bears similarities to my Yately 10k medal. I must say the company who makes these medals are pretty damn good! Burnham beeches half marathon is always a favourite of mine.
Burnham Joggers also organise Clivendon Cross County , an awesome 10k race, in December (this race fills up very quickly). Two popular races for Runners World Top one hundred races.