In short: A big THANK YOU to all Bracknell residents who turned out to cheer us on ... In full: ... and to all the many marshals. A testing but pleasant and safe course plus excellent goody bag made this a special race. Thanks very much. Date of review: May 8, 2011
In short: Well organised and great value In full: Second time run and for some reason felt much harder this time. The uphill from around miles 6 to 8 seemed to go on but maybe I'm just getting older. Great marshalls and good support. Very good value for money ane will be back next year. Weldone to all involved. Date of review: May 8, 2011
In short: Fantastic organisation In full: A really great race. It was our first half marathon and we found the organisation and marshalls brilliant. The course is much more hilly than expected but maybe that's just my fitness levels. Special thanks to all the marshalls. They really encouraged you at all time. Date of review: May 8, 2011
In short: Brilliantly Organised as Ever In full: Another great Bracknell Half - thanks to all those involved - the organisers, the marshalls, those on the water stations, the children with the 'super soakers'. Found the last two miles tough going but snuck home in just under two hours so happy! And what a goody bag and it is all useful. Date of review: May 8, 2011
In short: Well done Bracknell In full: Undulating oh yes with a nice little hill around 7miles i think. But Great race Not just organistion and wonderfull marshells, But the Spectaters and surporters the whole way round. Bracknell should be proud of its self. Date of review: May 8, 2011
In short: Enjoyable race In full: Good race and the course was well marshalled and signed. It was a good job because the course was mainly on cycle ways and footpaths. The marshals did a terrific job where we had to cross side roads.
The course was certainly "undulating" and the hill at about 8 miles made it quite challenging I thought.
The start/finish location was quite nice and spectators were able to get a coffee while they waited.
Only minor criticism was over the marshalling of the car park that meant people arrived later and left their cars in silly places. Minor detail that I think could be improved for next year.
In short: Not Easy! In full: Found it tough going today - not sure why - it actually felt like 3/4 of the race was uphill! By mile 9 I was barely moving - most odd. Anyways, always good to return to my an old stomping ground, and mostly enjoyed the race (aside from my lack of fitness!) The local support was outstanding, and the marshalls and organisers were brilliant. I should also mention that the goodies at the end were the best I've ever received - I was actually pretty chuffed - shame I couldn't provide a performance to match! :) Date of review: May 8, 2011
In short: I love this race! Best in the area by a mile, give it a go next year! In full: I've tried to do what I call my 'home' three halves for the past few years but with one thing and another this year was the first I've made it to all three (Reading, Wokingham & Bracknell). Hailing from Wokingham I never thought I'd be praising Bracknell but it puts the others to shame (relatively as they are good races)! Course is brilliant, all cycleways and paths, organisation is ace, marshalls great but what really makes it is the local support and the strange fact that Bracknell is really a runners paradise once you delve beneath the ring roads and dual carriageways :-) This is one of those races that just has a brilliant feel about it, very friendly, top organisation, and a decent sized field with a good spread of abilities. I've PB'd on it twice now which helps! Was really happy to hit 1:30 this year, will be back next year to go under as the course seems to suit my style of running! Thanks Bracknell for a brilliant race, I do hope it continues and It would be brilliant if Quintilles are still on board even if they do move out of town... Date of review: August 28, 2010