In short: Well worth the effort - but those hills made it one big effort!! In full: Thoroughly enjoyable if tough-ish race. No really big hills but plenty of long drags to make them tell. The downhill bits are good though.
Great organisation turns this into a very good race indeed. Date of review: February 28, 2011
In short: very well organised, friendly and efficient In full: An excellent rate, well organised and marshalled in view of the sometimes difficult street conditions, crossing roads etc. The chip timing is state of the art. Highly recommended! Date of review: February 28, 2011
In short: Well organised, well marshalled event In full: The addition of port-a-loos and chip timing was good. I was using this as part of a 19m training run so was doing it very slowly - the marshalls were cheerful and encouraging even though I was right at the back of the field! Date of review: February 28, 2011
In short: Well organised. Undulating course. In full: Many marshalls were out in force and ensured a very well organised day. It all went very smoothly (unlike my running style). The course is challenging but keeps you on your toes with plenty of twists, turns, ascents and descents. Date of review: February 28, 2011
In short: A very pleasant well organised local half marathon In full: Based on other runner's comments it seems there were a lot of improvements from the previous year but I thought it was very well organised (weel done, David) and being able to enter on the day so easily and quickly was great for me personally. The half marathon had a very friendly feel to it and although not the most scenic of courses it was pleasant enough. There are no big hills but it is constantly undulating which means its hard to find a decent rhythm. However it doesn't mean fast times aren't obtainabale. Special thanks to the marshalls which were excellent. Numerous in numbber, well organised in the road-crossings and many of them showing great support and encouragement to all runners. I'll definitely be back to do this race again. Date of review: February 28, 2011
In short: Very Much Improved In full: Very much improved on the 2010 race. The car parking filled up early but was well controlled. The race start and end on the track was good. Cross over points on the roads were very well marshalled. It's not the most scenic of routes but the undulating hills makes it a reasonable challenge especially as there are two large laps. A 9am start is also a good feature of this race. The introduction of chip timing was also an improvement on last year when the timings seemed a little out.
The race organisor had definitely taken onboard comments from last year so well done to the organisor and marshalls. Date of review: February 28, 2011