In short: challenging course In full: good day out running tipton won the team trophy we all ended up with p.b despite the hills and a good atmosphere to go with it weather didnt get us down well done to the organisers a+ event Date of review: July 4, 2007
In short: A new challenging course. Marshalls and spectators were as supportive as always. The route wasn't as scenic as before but hillier. I kept thinking of the Potter's Arf. Berry Park was a good finishing location. I'll be back next year. Date of review: July 2, 2007
In short: Hard Half marathon for a beginner! In full: My first half marathon. i found hard going on the hills & I'm from a hilly part of Derbyshire. I feel sorry for people from flat areas. Organisation excellent and marshalls very supportive. I'm pleased I had arranged alternative parking nearby as event parking entrance looked a bit chaotic. Date of review: July 2, 2007
In short: A tough but thoroughly enjoyable race. In full: The hills are a major part of this race (13 hills in 13 miles and all that) I hope they remain. Organisation excellent, great atmosphere around the course. Weather was kind for the runners but not for spectators!! Lots of things going off around the finish area. Great place to finish is Berry Hill Park.
Definately worth it, although I think the race should be advertised far more locally.
In short: Uninspiring route, challenging hills but friendly atmosphere In full: Hideous route criss-crossing some of the less attractive part of the area. The Pleasley leg in previous years was much nicer. The hills just kept coming but still managed to knock 4 mins off last year at 1.39 so went home contented. Date of review: July 2, 2007
In short: A challenging course In full: Wow, what a good hard half.
Although that was one of the hardest courses I've run so far, I'll certainly run it again. Plenty of marshals all along the course, the only downside was the roadside support was a bit thin but that was more down to the recent weather than the venue. Thought one of the inclines would never end but going uphill means you have to come back down. Date of review: July 1, 2007
In short: bring back the old course! In full: I know i sound like a stick in the mud!! but the race has gone from quite country lanes to bus routes and lorries (choking on fumes!) The route was good and tough but the setting was not so good. I can't say anything bad about the organisation, great as always but please lets get back to nature.... Date of review: July 1, 2007
In short: Top band playing in the park!!! In full: The signposting was very poor and I got lost on the way.Queues into Berry Hill Park were horrendus(45 mins before start).Enjoyed the challanging course.I thought the first 3 miles were quite easy but the hills between 6 and 8 were tough.The band in the park were fantastic(I can remember them from the old course).Finished in 1.31 so happy with that Date of review: July 1, 2007
In short: How do you train for this! In full: I found it very tough - I've done hilly half marathons before but these hills were relentless.
I'll be back next year but will really have to examine my training reigime because I would need a lot more hills in my training to ever prepare for this. I was 11 minutes slower than my PB! Date of review: July 1, 2007