In short: a great race In full: yet again this was a very well organised event, with a lovely course that has a few tough inclines along the way, yet again the locals came out in force to cheer us all on which really helps and the marshalls were superb, and yet again we had the rain !! but it was a nice rain this year as it was more of a light drizzle which helped keep us cool. will be back again next year and so will the rain :) Date of review: November 13, 2011
In short: Done it before and i'll do it again! In full: Always a favourite and nothing to make me change my mind this year. Weather was the best it's been in a while and the only slight gripe is the matting which was a bit slippy. Still, the alternative was churning up the grass so not sure what the answer is to this! Date of review: November 4, 2011
In short: Must do half marathon In full: By reading last years comments I thought it would be a real toughie. Although there are some hills there are great stretches of downhills and flats. Well marshalled, organised, great scenery and good suppport. Date of review: November 4, 2011
In short: A really great race. In full: Well organised, marshalled and plenty of water stations. The course has some hills in it but none are too challenging. I like the local support all around the course and running through the start/finish area at the five mile mark is a good to get that support in the middle of the race. This has become one of my regular races. Date of review: November 3, 2011
In short: My favourite half was as good as ever In full: My 5th time, I will be back for more. I agree with all the positive comments made by earlier reviewers. Completely traffic free a very big plus.
Were some of the mile markers a little early (my Garmin said so, despite being almost spot on at the finish)? But even if they were, this is a tiny critisism in the context of an excellent race. Date of review: November 3, 2011
In short: undulating but nice finish In full: yes undulating but the hills are not that challenging. Enjoy the long gentle down hill stretches; the last 4k is gently downhill making for a nice finish. http://www.mapmyrun.com/routes/view/982658 Date of review: October 31, 2011
In short: Great course, organisation and atmosphere In full: Thoroughly recommended! Extremely well organised, plenty of water stations en-route, great local support and a jolly lovely course. Will certainly be running it again next year Date of review: October 31, 2011