In short: Well organised, friendly and challenging In full: My third half, the previous two having been specifically chosen because they included that magic word "flat" so for me this was a bit more challenging esp with the off rod section. But I got a PB by over 4 mins, the marshalls were excellent, the mile markers accurate and overall the race was very well organised. From club colleagues I understand that even the weather conditions were better than previous years. Well done Striders. Date of review: February 28, 2009
In short: Very friendly, well organised, beautiful route - horrible hill at end In full: This was my first half marathon and I really enjoyed it. The marshals were full of support and they were very encouraging. The last hill came as a bit of a shock to the system as this was not mentioned on the write up but I kept going and made it to the end. Even though I was towards the end I was very impressed by the number of people at the end to welcome us in. I would do it again – even with the 7 mile round trip to get there and would recommend it to any beginner.
In short: A challenging and enjoyable race In full: As a countryside born lad (where's my pitchfork Jethro!) I much prefer to run along country lanes and tracks than through city centres. So this half marathon was ideal for me. The Viking Way was tough - what with all the travelling, pillaging and the locals firing arrows at you. The roads were undulating and a few hills here and there got the heart pumping a bit more. The marshalls were superb (they live at number 16 by the way and do a mean Sunday roast). Seriously though I thought it was superbly organised and many thanks to all the organisers and volunteers. Well done on finishing Bronwyn - and yes I managed to sneak in just under 2 hours - next year I'm going for the win :)
In short: The 'green mile' adds some character at the start, the 'hills' keep it interesting in the middle but I wanted it over by the 10 mile mark.! However, the marshals were helpful and encouraging and the finish line is impressive. Date of review: February 23, 2009
In short: A well organised Race In full: More challenging than I remembered from the previous year, but some fabulous encouragement from the marshalls on course. Thank you and well done Striders Date of review: February 23, 2009
In short: A Great Race for Everyone - excellently organised. Really good facilities so could take your family along to watch. I had a great day despite the aches and pains today!! Thanks to all Date of review: February 23, 2009