In short: Not a great race for a PB, long slow hills take it out of tired legs. In full: Well organised, great mix of people, good value but not great scenery and long slow hills really took it out of me Date of review: March 16, 2008
In short: Don't talk to me about those hills! In full: This was my first ever half marathon, although I've done longer training runs. Despite the hills and my dodgy hamstring I really enjoyed this race and I think the weather helped keep it cheery.
I was disappointed that a couple of the marshalls seemed unenthusiastic and as though they would much rather be somewhere else. At one point I stopped to ask one which way I was supposed to go as he hadn't bothered to direct as I was running towards him. On the other hand, there were some nice marshalls who were really helpful and smiling and encouraging - well done and many thanks to those!
I'd do this race again next year as I could do with those hill challenges before the FLM. Date of review: March 6, 2008
In short: My first half marathon so difficult to rate with nothing to compare with, but it's left me wanting more. It was well organised, small and very friendly so a good choice for novices. The course is quite hilly though. Date of review: March 4, 2008
In short: great to be back! In full: Glad to do this again, and the weather was terrific!!! Definitely will do this again... will become my regular annual pre-marathon race. Date of review: March 3, 2008
In short: good race,friendly runners but the sun in march! ! ! In full: great race have done the last three and the organizing is getting better ever year.bottles great idea but please leave the tops on .local race the hills never get flatter. see you next year Date of review: March 3, 2008