In short: Done this race for the last few years,its a brill event.Dont be put off by Sheffield being built of seven hills.This is not a mountain race,just a couple of hills you would run day to day.Fab race. Date of review: October 12, 2010
In short: Fab race - first Sheffield half marathon I've done. The hilly route was challenging but certainly not difficult. Excellant organisation, lots of crowd support and an overall good route. Date of review: May 9, 2010
In short: A well organised race . In full: My second attempt at this race. Was pleased at improving my time by 9 minutes compared to last year's attempt. Will be back again next year. Date of review: May 8, 2010
In short: Great race, very good course, excellent support In full: From leaving the stadium to returning to it the race was great. Good number of drink stations (although both sides of the road would be better), interesting course (love running through the best bits of the city centre) and brilliant support. However the start was late and a bit of a free for all and after you'd finished the assistance from the stewards was poor. Safety barriers seemed to be more of a hazard than a help and I didn't appreciate having to walk up 20 steps and back down to get to the changing area just because some jobsworth didn't want me to walk on his bit of the track. Poor show from the stewards but I'll be back to this great run despite them. Date of review: May 7, 2010
In short: Well organised, well supported race In full: This was my second year and I shaved over 10 mins off my (quite slow) time and 3 mins off current half marathon PB so I was really chuffed. Perfect weather - not as hot at last year.
It's incredibly well-organised and with loads of marshalls and supporters.
Key highlights for me were the (deliberately!?) out of tune brass band, well-meaners giving out Jaffa cakes in the last couple of miles and an awesome sprint finish by the team of lads dressed up as Super Mario characters! Date of review: May 6, 2010
In short: Great race, well organised and a new pb In full: Great support all the way round, well marshalled and plenty of drink stations. Could do with a better PA system as you can't hear anything on the track waiting for the start. Will be back next year. Date of review: May 1, 2010
In short: Relatively flat 1/2 marathon with good support In full: As a home race I was really looking forward to this race and it didn't let me down. Good support, great weather and a reasonably interesting course (although the last 3 miles is hard going).
Need water in bottles though, and energy drinks so late in the race is pointless.
Well done Sheffield - roll on GYR. Date of review: May 1, 2010
In short: Great crowds and support In full: Once I got parked I really enjoyed this race. The stadium start/finish was brilliant and the crowds out on the course were fantastic. Lifted by the atmosphere I put in a sprint finish and was rewarded with some fab photos! Thanks to the people of Sheffield for a memorable experience, see you again next year. Date of review: April 30, 2010
In short: Excellent run, atmosphere was great! In full: Water at the start could have been better - only at the last minute did it appear. Stewards in the stadium were proper jobsworths but even they could not spoil a great run in fantastic weather. Date of review: April 30, 2010