In short: Race by the pretty Torbay sea- Highly Recommended In full: Note, I did this race in 2008, but the website won't let me give a review for any later than 2007! I got a PB so there is PB potential in this one, undulating between Paignton and Torquay, but an excellent race, very highly recommended. Enter early- it fills up fast (and I can see why!) Date of review: July 18, 2008
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