In short: wonderful atmosphere, brilliantly organised, great views, fun - unique In full: The organisation was faultless, they had thought of everything. Volunteers were cheerful and helpful, the sun shone and the atmosphere was warm and friendly. Having grown up in the area I knew the scenery would be beautiful but it's different seeing it from out on the sands - memorable. I wore old fell shoes which were ideal. It was refreshing and fun splashing through the channels, I loved it! And all for a very good cause, CancerCare. Date of review: August 2, 2011
In short: One to do at least once! In full: Superb weather,unusual but very runnable terrain[even most of the river crossings],lovely views,fantastic organisation and a great welcome at the finish.Worth travelling up from Brum for and will do it again in the future. Date of review: August 1, 2011
In short: One to do again In full: This was the second time for me the route differed from last year as we skirted the shore line more the river Kent was once again a welcome break for the tired legs its not one for new socks or trainers so it was the shabby old mizunos for me plenty of water stations (people still dropping cups and bottles)it has to be my favourite and one to do each year the finish line atmosphere is something else Date of review: July 30, 2011
In short: Loved it but it was tough. Unique. The estuaries were a welcome relief to hot legs (now i know why animals flock the watering holes in Africa). In full: One worth doing and would do again one day. Excellent organisation, ran like clockwork. Plenty of water stations (needed on such a warm day) and all the volunteers were brilliant, a massive thank you to them. Due to the terrain they were the only spectators throughout the race (and they cheered everyone along), until the end where, i have to say was surprised and uplifted to see so many people cheering the runners in. Date of review: July 29, 2011
In short: The best half marathon I have done In full: This is a great race in a really beautiful location (which enjoyed some fantastic weather). The organisation was excellent, and the marshals were some of the friendliest I have experienced.
Although it is not necessarily a PB course, the exceptional nature makes it a race that all runners should try. A nice medal and a warm welcome at the finish really make this a superb event. It beats running on roads any day!
Thank you to all the organisers & volunteers. I'll be back next year.
In short: Brilliant. Wonderful scenery, challemging terrain, plenty of water stations and willing, helpful smiling volunteers. I will be back in 2012 In full: Please, please please can the runners put their empties in the next available bin or leave at the next water station,there were plenty available. This is a wonderful,unique area and to spoil the environment with your lack of respect was very annoying. It should not be for the volunteers to clear up after you. Date of review: July 28, 2011