In short: TORBAY HALF 2007 In full: DID THIS FOR THE FIRST TIME LAST YEAR AS I COME FROM THE NORTH WEST AND WHAT A LOVELY AREA TO RUN IN THE COURSE WAS FAST EVEN IF IT WAS 2 LAPS THE SUPPORT FROM THE CROWDS GREAT PAINTON SEA FRONT POSTCARD VIEWS WILL BE BACK IN JUNE Date of review: April 18, 2008
In short: a great friendly race and slow at the back perfect for me! In full: Lovely friendly race with a quality tshirt and medal. Liked the fact it was 2 laps so it was helpful to know how to pace yourself. Loads of loos on route and a free banana at the end! Marshalls were supportive shame they couldnt stay on 30 minutes more! Water stops were ok Date of review: June 27, 2007
In short: A good course pitty about the weather but the organisers cannot be blamed for that as everything else was spot on. A goog challenging course through senic surroundings. In full: The start was well marshalled and all anouncements could be heard.The course was tough but fair. The rain was bad for the spectators but a relief for the runners. The final hill really takes it out of you but for all of this it is a excellent event and the goody bag which contains a T Shirt and a first claas medal makes it worth returning for. See you all again next year. I will have to practice drinking from plastic cups while on the move! Date of review: June 26, 2007
In short: Well orgnanised undulating half marathon In full: I prefered the rain to the heat of last year -I also found the course a bit easier second time around know I know all about the hills.
The scenery is excellent and as is the support/marshalling/drinks stations. One thing - I wasn't sure if the finish was under the blue arch or the black wires a bit further on - probably just me though.
Another good poitn is that you could actually hear the starter and his instructions, a rarity in races. First rate medal too. Date of review: June 26, 2007
In short: Great atmosphere; intriguing multi-lap course. The medal is easily the equal of London's. In full: Plenty of encouragement for the slower runner. Slick organisation, friendly crowds and helpers. I liked the flat bits at each end of the course. If they could just flatten the middle sections...! Big thanks to Debbie for making the last couple of miles tolerable. Date of review: June 26, 2007