In short: Great, but becoming a victim of its own success In full: The Berko half has become very popular in recent years, with entry numbers trebling to this year's figure of 1500. This is now presenting significant problems with traffic as none of the roads are closed. After several near misses and several bad tempered drivers (and runners) I fear the Berko is now beyond its safe capacity unless local roads are closed or made one-way for the duration of the race. An event organiser's nightmare I know, but something needs to be done before someone is hurt. Date of review: March 6, 2011
In short: Hilly half marathon in amazing location. In full: Was concerned about the hills so surprised myself by running a PB. Not sure how given it's not an especially quick course, except for the final mile. Will almost certainly do this again. My only whinge was cups rather than bottles of water. Date of review: July 26, 2010
In short: loved this race. Far better than Watford half with a great last mile downhill! In full: really enjoyed this race. Everyone kept saying it was worse than Watford, however I found it more welcoming, not as intense and a lovely route.
Only problem was there was a lot of traffic so quite dangerous. Date of review: March 23, 2010
In short: Challenging route - be prepared for some good hills !!! In full: Very well organised - well supported - the only down side was the traffic where I experienced some very unsympathetic and impatient drivers - this did not affect my overall enjoyment of the race. Thanks to the Rotary Clubs of Berkhamstead and their volunteers Date of review: March 12, 2010
In short: Perfect Weather and Glorious Setting - Enjoyed the Hills too !! In full: Thoroughly enjoyable runner in a perfect setting the weather was sunny and cold. The hills were hard last 1 mile fast. Date of review: March 10, 2010