In short: 2007 event cancelled. No refund (£22.50) 6000 entries @ £22.50 = £135,000.Offering a reduction fo next year's event is unacceptable. Insurance? Happy to be given option to donate fee!. Date of review: September 17, 2007
In short: Too hot and where did those hills come from! In full: Normally a 1.40 "half-marathoner", Tewkesbury 1/2 1.42 this year, so where did the 1.56 come from! Too hot, why can't they start at 10am instead of 1pm? Start was very crowded which meant you could not get into a steady pace for the first mile as you were constantly trying to avoid collisions with other runners or the barriers. Could have done with an extra water station. Marshalls were great. Don't believe anybody that says it is undulating, its b* hilly. But will not be beaten, will sign up for next year now I know what to expect. Date of review: December 22, 2006
In short: Fantastic Scenery, Well organised but Hilly In full: I loved this race. Decided not to push it because of the hills and heat and really enjoyed the scenery. Cadets did a great job marshalling. Thanks very much to all of them. Date of review: October 17, 2006
In short: I won't be doing this one again In full: Could the organisers start the race earlier i.e. when it isn't boiling hot? I'd always wondered why this half marathon was so unpopular with my running club and now I know - it really is hilly and boring and not very well supported (this is certainly not one for the beginners out there).
If you really want to experience a brilliantly organised race try the Cabbage Patch 10miler in Twickenham (yesterday). Windsor: never again. Date of review: October 16, 2006
In short: another great race In full: The park is my training area and i got a respectable time despite fogetting about the last hill in which we go past the pink lodge but never mind, enjoyed it all the same and this was a goal race, my next goal rac is the cabbage patch Date of review: October 16, 2006
In short: Take a picnic... In full: Great race this year, really enjoyed the day. But those hills around mile 8/9 are still a killer. Well recommended (nice medal this year too...) Date of review: October 15, 2006
In short: Heat, Hills, and Deer Poo In full: It's a very hilly race- don't let anyone tell you otherwise. Staff and water stops were great. I took the train in from London and had no problems getting in or out, and the mile or so between the station and the start makes a good warm-up. If you plan on running this race, make sure you're prepared for the inclines and watch where you step near the starting line. The field was covered in (waht I assume was) deer poo. Date of review: October 13, 2006