In short: The organisation was fantastic, I had a fun. In full: i didnt get my best time but this is one i will do again, organisation was fantastic, the race village was good, car parking was 1st class. my only negative comment is that the marathon runners should have gone off about an hour before, the first 3 miles was a bit tight and i couldnt get into my pace. everything else was realy good highly recomended Date of review: September 13, 2010
In full: A very well organised race with plenty of easy parking at the race site, plenty of toilets at the start and well stocked, frequent drinks stations on the course. The marshals were great and there was plenty of support at various points along the route. The first half of the race had a few hills, but there were also some downhills and the second half of the race was pretty much flat, making fast times possible. Date of review: September 13, 2010
In short: A race of two halfs. The first half is around the city, with a few hills, the secon half is around Holme Pierrepont and is flat. Seemed to be more supporters in the second half this year. The marshalls, st johns and drinks station people were great. Date of review: September 13, 2010
In short: My first time half, great atmosphere & very well organised with lots of support from marshals & spectators alike. Found course hilly in places & unfortunately was running on empty after 10 miles (still completed in 207:50) Date of review: September 13, 2010
In short: My fourth Robin Hood and another mostly enjoyable experience! In full: Great organisation, very supportive crowds and marshalls, especially encouraging on the second half this year. Water stations, medals etc etc all excellant!
Not sure about all the route changes,first half seems hillier and there are stil alot of tight twists and turns, but still potentially quick.
Unfortunately I hit the wall at 23 miles this year. But thanks to support of the many paramedics on hand, and runners (thanks to Kevin, hope you finished well), I recovered enough to comfortably run to the finish and still avoid a PW (personal worst)! Date of review: September 13, 2010
In short: Lovely race. Not as hilly as others make out. And a PB to boot! In full: My first Robin Hood experience, and I really enjoyed it. Organisers deserve full credit as it really did seem to operate like clockwork.
Running club buddies - and reviews on here - had warned me about it being very hilly to start off with. Have to say, though, it's not that bad - a couple of slopes to 'think about' (mile 2 by the castle and miles 6 and 8 in the park), but it could be a lot worse.
Nice and scenic, espesh in the park bit. Crowd support is good, too.
And I've been training (and battling shin splints) for months, with the ultimate aim to go sub 1.50.
My time? 1.49.59! Talk about cutting it fine!!! Date of review: September 13, 2010
In short: Loved every minute of my first Half Marathon !! In full: This was my first attempt and I was a bit wary as had seen reviews saying it was hilly.... I didn't find that.. there are some inclines but I didn't find these as challenging as my local running routes.
A well organised event... great weather and lots of support made for a really good time... Thanks organisers !! Date of review: September 13, 2010
In short: Very well organised. Some hills for the first 8 miles but flat afterwards In full: It's a combined half + full marathon. It splits half way. I did the half last year then decided to do a full in 2010 because I enjoyed it so much. It's easy to get to the starting line, not need to wait for hours before running. I was 15sec off my marathon PB despite hills. Very happy. A lot less people doing the full so you can run on a straight line after mile 13. Much more enjoyable than big city marathons. Date of review: September 13, 2010