In short: Good race with an interesting hill! Annoying that the start was delayed by 10mins due to dealing with on the day entrants. It was very cold and windy at the start so the 10min wait was not appreciated. Headwind along the sea front was challenging. Date of review: March 6, 2011
In short: That wind! In full: Well done to the two really enthusiastic female marshals at about 11 miles. I found the wind really challenging and this prevented me from getting a good time. My husband was at the front and marshals didn't direct him in two places, which meant that he and several others had to be directed back onto the course, which needs addressing for next year. Also need to sort out the water stations, as the cup I picked up from one (there was no one there to hand it out) was empty! These small issues aside, this is a friendly race and I welcomed the banana and choice of chocolate at the end. Date of review: March 6, 2011
In short: well organised, though late start in the cold was not ideal In full: This is always a well organised event and lived up to that this year - the only blip being the unexplained 15 minute delay at the start, which was probably the more annoying because it was so cold. The course is a good one, with the hill at 3 miles and the long run down the seafront into a headwind making it surprisingly challenging. Very well marshalled and I thought that the chocolate at the end was a nice idea. Ideal start/ finish in the park with ample car parking nearby and pleny of toilets both at the start and en route. I will certainly be back for this one again.
In short: Why the wait ? In full: I know the organisers could do nothing about the weather, which was very cold and windy, but why did we have to wait an extra 15 mins on the start line ? If people are entering late then I'm sorry that's their fault and we should not have been kept waiting. That aside, the course was fairly flat apart from a killer hill between mile 2 and 3. Plus a good choice of chocolate bars at the end ! Date of review: March 6, 2011
In short: My First In full: My first and at 2.13 Im sure a good PB, There was only a few beans left with the water sations and no choc bars at the end, oh well my girlfriend was on hand with choc cake !! Date of review: March 10, 2010
In short: Fantastic Sea Front Half! In full: What a difference a fortnight makes. So down after Brighton, so happy after Eastbourne. Well organised, well Marshalled, well supported, medal and Mars bar and the end perfect! Date of review: March 8, 2010
In short: Excellent run by the seaside. Watch out for the very steep hill to beachy head! In full: Excellent run and well organised. The wind is very cutting when you get to the seafront but the views are worth it. The very steep hill up to beachy head is at mile 2-3 but it is all downhill and flat for the rest of the race. All in all, well worth the effort. Date of review: March 8, 2010
In short: Very well organised and a race for everyone In full: The organisers of the Eastbourne half seem to have stepped up their game a notch. Not that there was anything wrong with it before, but the extra finishing touches like chocolate and sweets and an overall smooth operation made this a very nice race for all levels.