In short: A challenging course. The weather was kind this year. The organisation is second to none. The marshalls are very supportive. The t shirt and goody bag was excellent. One of my favourite half marathons. Date of review: November 25, 2013
In short: Enjoyed that In full: Nearly didn't bother turning up - weather looked poor. People kept warning me about the hills. Its November. I'm glad I did. Nice views, quality T shirt. Got a bit cramped in places with the traffic but it wasn't too bad. I could have used a bottle of the free lucozade at the end at about mile 7 but the jelly babies at mile 10 helped. Managed a PB so I didn't think it was that hilly. Be back next year :-) Date of review: November 25, 2013
In short: My local race - challenging but worth the effort In full: This is my closest race and one I will definitely attempt again. Clowne RR do a great job in organising and marshalling a tricky course which has minimal road closures. There are some challenging sections on the course, most notably through Whitwell at around 9-10 miles where you need to dig in. It's not chip timed so don't expect to match your Garmin to the second but it's great value with a good T-shirt and more importantly home made flapjack at the end. Date of review: November 25, 2013
In short: Clowne delivers again In full: Yet again a superbly organised race, and yet again the best half marathon on the circuit. If anything it gets better every year...facilities, support, catering, hospitality all excellent. I know I'm beginning to sound boring - I say this every year - but the price of this really should go up. Racers understandably feel ripped off when the prices of most HMs are reaching 30 quid, but I think they'd gladly pay that little extra to a club that is clearly doing all it can to make all runners have a fantastic experience, whatever their ability. If you run in the north midlands / South Yorkshire area and haven't done this yet, shame on you! At only 5 mins from j30 of the M1, this is quite simply the best in the area. See you next year! Date of review: November 24, 2013
In short: challenging great run In full: very well organized run I have to mention that this run was no trafic free but still perfectly organized i felt a save on the road.nice t-shirt for every one who cross the finish line.Only one concern was that a bag living area was to far from a start line with make you cool downe after a warm up Date of review: November 24, 2013
In short: good weather In full: do this race every year and this year got 1h36 after flying the course and even the weather behaved its self this year will be back next year Date of review: November 24, 2013
In short: Good Race ,Well Organised In full: A good hilly race ran in near perfect running conditions .Its a bargain race ,but I would happily pay a bit more and have chip timing .Will be back again next year . Date of review: November 24, 2013
In short: Great half marathon In full: The race certainty has one or two hills here and there but I managed to battle though.The organisation and marshalls were fantastic, and what a bargain the race is for the money,you get bananas, bottled water all round the course and at the finish, lucuzade at the end a t-shirt and flapjack. only comment is the traffic at times , but I know it would cost a lot more if you closed the roads :-) Date of review: November 24, 2013
In short: Great organisation, super run. In full: The organisation is superb (as usual). Good encouraging marshals, pleanty of free parking and clear information sent to runners beforehand.
The course is a little challenging in places, a genuine undulating course. It takes you out into the countryside and is fairly scenic. Clowne did a good job of holding the weather back this year, it was near perfect conditions in fairness.
Great event, I will be back again next year. Date of review: November 24, 2013