In short: Harder than I thought ! In full: Great run , mostly along cycle pathways with very little road running. Police were excellent in stopping traffic for us to cross main roads. I did struggle up the hill up to the 11 mile mark , even though I have run that a hundred times before , as I live at the top ! Wish I had trained more as my time was far from my best. Maybe next year Date of review: August 16, 2011
In short: A good half. In full: A very well organised half marathon, from the parking of cars to the buses laid on to take us back to the start. A bit narrow at the start and due to the rain the night before rather muddy, but not mush we can do about that, however the weather was very kind to us on the day. A good route through Dundee apart from the steel poles on the path we had to look out for, a bit narrow. The only down side to this event was no timing chips as the results had some mixed results, would have thought an event this size would have been using timing chips. However a good event and plenty of room at the finish, and the buses to the start were very good. Date of review: July 24, 2011
In short: My first Half Marathon loved it. In full: This was a great race at a bargain price, the up hill at the start wasnt as bad as i thought it would be because of the woodland scenery. Then mostly downhill after that till 9 -11 miles it was up and down. Nice medal and finishing by the sea on my regular running route was great. Date of review: July 23, 2011
In short: Great race, great organisation, great price! In full: 3rd year I have done this and once again Evenful have excelled themselves for the low cost. This is my home town although I now live in Newcastle but travel each year to run. Low price and excellent organisation and scenery. New change to the course was beter even with long uphill. Cannot praise this race enough. Makes me proud to be a Dundonian. Date of review: July 18, 2011
In short: A fine half marathon In full: This was a fair bit more challenging than I expected. The net downhill elevation masked a number of serious climbs and with the wind into your face it was harder than expected.
The organisation was fine, everything was in place, and it had the feel of a race organised for runners as opposed to the more glitzy commercial "events" we tend to see more and more of. The route was more varied than the cycle path I expected with muddy forest sections.
No PB for me, but the long steep downhills probably offer PB potential for some.
Overall this was an interesting and challenging race and good value for money. Date of review: July 17, 2011