In short: Very well organised, lovely setting, fast and flat In full: This was my first half and I was pretty slow, but really happy to have finished. The communication from Dene has been excellent - keeping in touch for a few months beforehand, and race pack sent out at Christmas. I liked the mug and although I like medals, this is something I will use and it will remind me of the run. Also the t-shirts are great, low priced and everyone's name in a list on the back - unique! Will definitely do again next year - need to get some new trainers before then though, and a bit more training! Date of review: April 15, 2011
In short: Excellent In full: Many thanks to the photographer capturing me looking like death! Too hot for me and outside my PB but I'll definitely race again. I liked the mug over a medal and t-shirts were very reasonably priced. Many thanks to the villagers and chaffinches (it was rural) for their support. Great marshals. A really good low-numbered run and a great change from a city half. Thanks to all involved. Excellent.
In short: Really enjoyable race with perfect organisation In full: A very hot day dictated that I would be taking a slow trot round for this race and I enjoyed it all the more. Fantastic marshalls, perfectly placed and plentiful water stations, and welcome support from the locals when we passed through the several villages on route. Definately one to do again. Date of review: April 12, 2011
In short: Fast and flat, excellent organisation, Marshalls and locals among the best anywhere In full: Thanks once more to the organisers for putting together another wonderful race. A tad hot for me at this time of year and had to stop for a couple of mins to hydrate properly. Still manged to take 4 mins off my PB though! Date of review: April 11, 2011
In short: Very well organised and a lovely route. Excellent race. In full: Very enjoyable - good route, well marshaled and a scattering of enthusiastic support around the route. Someone amongst the organisers must be well connected to have been able to arrange the great weather too, though 10 degrees cooler would have suited better! Definitely a good PB opportunity - I took a minute off my PB which was from this same race 4 years ago. Date of review: April 11, 2011
In short: Excellent! In full: A fantastic race. Brilliantly organised, very friendly, a flat, fast course, top value for money, an incredible day's running. Much too hot for my liking but good water support and just missed my 1:35pb. Ten out of 10 to White Horse Harriers, a magnificent half-marathon staged by real runners for real runners.
In short: Excellent, well organised, value for money In full: Fast and flat was promised and it certainly was, I got a PB by 2 mins. Marshalls were plenty and very supportive, water stations well manned. Lovely sunny finish on the village green. A great race. Date of review: April 10, 2011