In short: Great organisation, and good course. Thoroughly enjoyable! In full: My first time at this event and I had a great time. Very well organised start and finish areas, and the route was well-marshalled with plenty of water at each of the drinks stations. Loved the milkshake at the finish. Date of review: May 10, 2009
In short: Much better In full: Organisation was much better than last year. Didn't have any problems with toilet ques or collecting chip. Could see long ques a little later but thats why I get there early!!
Start and finish much better. Should keep it like that. Pleased to see the predicted pace boards up this year.
The town centre section towards the end still seems a little dodgy but didnt quite seem as bad as last year.
In short: intimate but roads not closed In full: Very friendly with a good crowd.Flat and easy if running 13 miles is ever easy. Roads not closed and a bit hairy towards the end dodging city centre traffic Date of review: May 10, 2009
In short: All the snags from last year sorted, with improvements to boot. In full: Have to say, from the comments from last year (some justified some not) 2:09 have pulled it out the bag, good organisation, nice new sections on the route, excellent finish, good Marshalling. Long queues for the chips (turn up earlier), and a water stop at 12 Miles should possibly be moved to 10 Miles, apart from that perfect. Date of review: May 10, 2009
In short: Well organised, fast but slightly boring course In full: Well marshalled, well controlled water stations. Feedback from last year clearly acted upon and fairly smooth organisation all round. Plenty of friendly marshalls, reasonable support in patches. Bit short on the loo front. I shall be picky and suggest I would like my medalengraved with the year and not hung on a ribbon advertising 2.09's race series but that's a personal preference I know. I may come back and try for a pb here as there is promise Date of review: May 10, 2009
In short: Potentially a good race, but organisational glitches ratehr spoiled it In full: Unmanned water station at mile 3-crosooing a main road and having to pull own water out of a plastic pack wasnt the best.The finish was a bit of a shambles too, much crossing of roads and dodging cars Date of review: June 8, 2008
In short: Give it back to the council In full: Very sad....I have always loved this race and got a pb last year, but this year was a total mess. Everything has changed for the worst. The question has been asked by 2:09 "Can Tewkesbury stage a half marathon of this size". Seems to me that it did ok when the council organised it. My favourite half marathon is dead.... Tewkesbury has been removed from my clubs grand prix list for next year, so we will not be back.