In short: Very well organised & quite flat half marathon In full: Did it in 2008 & got my PB. Absolutely the best marshalled race I think I've done, they not only point you in the right direction, but actively protect the runners by standing in the right places etc. Great job, well done! Can't work out why I've waited so long to come back, will be there again next year. Date of review: September 18, 2013
In short: So friendly, great marshals, lovely route, great goody bag. DO IT!!! In full: This is such a great race, marshals are all friendly and attentive, course out into the countryside so pretty, great medal AND t-shirt, and such a great price! Do it - you won't regret it! Date of review: September 18, 2013
In short: Fabulous half. If Carlsberg did half marathons.......... In full: This is obviously a race organised by runners for runners. Excellent organisation, the course is well marshalled throughout and the finish is very well controlled with water and bananas given freely as well as the goodies in the bag! It can get a bit lonely on the rural bits but if you want crowds pay twice as much and do Bristol! Date of review: September 18, 2013
In short: Brillant first half marathon In full: This was my first 13.1 mile race, and I was apprehensive but the route was well laid out, plenty of refreshments, encouraging marshals and supporters. Bargain as well! Date of review: September 17, 2013
In short: Extremely enjoyable: flat course, very well organised, friendly and plentiful marshalls, bottled water, jelly beans, very efficient baggage storage. My favourite HM. Date of review: September 17, 2013
In short: Fantasticly organised, great course, fantastic value for money In full: This is one of the best races I have done and I have done many Half Marathons and Triathlons all over Europe. It maybe a smaller, local race but it is fantastic and makes some larger races look unorganised and poor, and makes most races seem a rip off as this is great value for money. Everything is well planned, organised and of high quality. There are more marshalls than you can imagine and the course is so well marshalled that you would not realise that some roads are not closed.
It is a great course with PB potential. There is a slight incline from about 10miles for a mile or two but it is nothing major and you can make up for it on the rest of the course.
This is a GREAT race and people should strongly consider doing it if you're looking for a race in September. I will be back next year for certain! Date of review: September 17, 2013