In short: great running conditions, a great route, wonderful surroundings In full: this was my second half marathon; - as a newcomer, purely recreational, not remotely competitive runner I was a bit worried after reading last years reviews, but it was brilliant. The hills weren't too bad! Well signposted and marshalled - thanks for a great morning. Date of review: November 26, 2007
In short: Great value and a great course In full: Good organisation, marshalling & finish - pretty and interesting course. With the hills thought that there was no chance of a PB but only missed it by one minute. Definitely be back next year to beat it. Thanks to all the organisers & volunteers Date of review: November 26, 2007
In short: Hard course good atmosphere In full: very good atmosphere. Very much appreciated the encouragement from feloow athletes and marshalls. Especially the young lady who ran with me for a while and kept me going. Thank you.
In short: Excellent race - great weather and organisation. Will def be back in 2008! In full: Excellent organisation - nice bun & drinks! Got a pb but maybe that's cause it was my first half! Really enjoyed it and will def be back next year. Lovely scenery and couldn't have asked for better weather. The hill at 7 miles took me a bit by surprise and those last 3 miles felt longer! Date of review: November 26, 2007
In short: Excellent Race.... Nice Hills!! In full: Excellent value race, lovely scenic route including the hills!! Definitely running next year. Thsnk you to the helpful, friendly marshalls, cadets and Scouts. Date of review: November 26, 2007
In short: Hilly! In full: Quite a few hills on this one, although amazing scenery and near on perfect running weather more than made up for them, as did the t-shirt, medal, tea & bun at the end - Excellent value for money, very well organised. Date of review: November 25, 2007
In short: Beautiful scenery made the hills much easier to take In full: Perfect conditions, sunny and mild, fabulous scenery and not as hilly as I was expecting at all. Anyway, what goes up must come down - plenty of downhill as well to take a breather before the next undulation. Enough runners to give it a buzz, but few enough that you can run at your own pace. Good value considering medal, T shirt, drink and bun all included - and good facilities for changing etc. Friendly marshalls. Nice touch having the results on screen at the finish.
Highly recommended; thanks to the organisers for a top event. See you next year! Date of review: November 25, 2007