In short: Fantastic! I would not miss this race for anything! In full: Great organization, beautiful scenic course through Clumber Park, traffic free roads with well manned drink stations. Fantastic atmosphere – they even had a brass band at halfway round! To top it all off there was even a downhill finish, well filled goody bag with well designed technical T! If only other races were this good!! The only problem is I’m not getting any youger!!
In short: Enjoyable race, well worth the entry fee In full: This was one race too far for me this year (debut marathon and 6 other halves) and even though I was disappointed with my 1h24, I don't want that to cloud my review of a very enjoyable and well organised race.
The course is varied, undulating (hillier than I remembered!) and suitably challenging to make for an interesting run. The final mile downhill into town is great and the support at the finish (and throughout Clumber Park) is good.
The goody bag was probably the best I've had all year and the Technical T-Shirt is a nice touch (it will get used, rather than being left in a drawer!).
I'll definitely be entering again next year and would recommend it to others. Date of review: November 2, 2011
In short: Great marshals In full: This is the first half marathon that I've done where I became unwell during the race. Was doing fine until after the first drinks station (about 4 miles): when I started to get stomach ache/feeling sick and dizzy. I wouldn't have completed the course without the support and encouragement of the marshals. I came in last as I had no energy to run for the last few miles (sorry to the driver of the sweeper car who had to drive very slowly behind me) but the occupants didn't seem to mind as they encouraged me on. Also thanks to the marshal who alerted my husband that I was struggling so that he came out to look for me and give me some much needed encouragement. Hopefully I will be back next year to do this course proper justice! Date of review: November 1, 2011
In short: Great race In full: It was my second worksop half and i really enjoyed it until the last 2 miles of which my legs gave up,but that was down to lack of training due to a calf injury.The organization was fantastic as usual,the marshalls were great shouting encouragement as you passed,and the t-shirt was a nice touch being technical with good art work.Thanks and see you next year Date of review: November 1, 2011
In short: My favourite half marathon In full: Perfect mix of scenery and a challenge of undulating hills but also fast enough not to put people off. I somehow managed a PB too. Date of review: November 1, 2011