In short: It was hot, hot, hot !!! In full: Can't blame the organisers for the weather though. Amazed at how many people didn't carry any water - madness ! Hill at 6/12 miles wasn't too bad - making you run all around the showground to actually get to the finish line wasn't appreciated. Medal would have been nice - and earnt ! Time was slowest ever , but hardly surprising in the conditions. Locals with hose-pipes were life-savers - probably literally. Date of review: July 4, 2006
In short: Very well organised event!! In full: It was incredibly hot but the organisers could not do much about that!Despite the fact the heat caused me to record a personal worst I shall be back next year! Date of review: June 29, 2006
In short: a very very hot challenge In full: as sadistic as it may sound i found it quite enjoyable it presented quite a challenge. I like many others have never ran in that sort of temperature before, i felt more gazumped than i ever did after the london marathon. anyway i still manage to complete the course and despite a slower time came over 150 places higher up in the field from last years results. Date of review: June 15, 2006
In short: Disappointing In full: While the heat made the event into one of those 'epic' runs that you never forget, the overall feeling I was left with after this event was one of disappointment, tinged with relief at still being alive at the end.
We picked Norwich on the recommendation that it was flat. Having not received a course map as part of the race pack (although it referred to it as being in there), it wasn't until we turned up that we found out about the hill at 6 and 12. Okay....the heat put paid to any consideration of a PB, but.....
The heat was a major factor - obviously. While I appreciate the difficulties of organising an event of this size it would have been prudent given the 5 day warning on the heatwave - and the GNR inquest highlighting the dangers - to lay on extra water stops. That said, a massive thank you to the lady with the water bottle and the pushchair at the 7 mile mark, and also to the villagers at mile 10. The organisers owe a lot to their impromptu support, without which there would have been a lot more people on the floor. Date of review: June 14, 2006
In short: HOT HOT HOT!!!! In full: This was my first Half-Marathon.It was scorching weather, but we made it. Thanks to all the local people for the support and their hose pipes!!!!! Date of review: June 14, 2006
In short: I'm part of the race committee so it would be unfair to say ... In full: As a member of the City of Norwich AC race committee, I'd like to respond to everyone who has commented so favourably about the contribution of the local residents. In the week leading up to our race we put a leaflet through the letterbox of everyone who lives on the race route, advising of the event and asking them to firstly keep the roadway clear during the race and secondly to support the runners in whatever way they can. On Sunday, the residents of Marlingford responded magnificently and our race director has already sent an open letter to the chairman of their parish council thanking them very much for their superb contribution.
Our own thanks go to everyone who took part. We don't order the weather - we wish we could - but we hope you will all return next year. Please go to www.conac.org.uk for full results and links to the phootos. Date of review: June 14, 2006
In short: The heat was a killer, In full: Organisation was very good, marshalls were brilliant & really lifted my spirit with their encouragement. The temperature put pay to any ideas of a PB. The villagers of Marlingford were brilliant with their sprinklers and need to be thanked. All in all it was a good day, however, the finishers T-shirts were handed out before the race began, and I have to say are really naff, a medal would have been better. Date of review: June 13, 2006
In short: Brutal! In full: The heat gave a comfortable PW, in line with everyone else I've spoken to. Excellent support from the locals (and their hoses). I though that the t-shirt was a bit grotty and only printed on the back Date of review: June 13, 2006
In short: Hot! Two lap course makes it harder the second time around. In full: Start well structured and route clearly marked. Pre & post facilities good for runners and spectators. The people of Marlingford deserve special praise for providing hoses in the scorching heat, very much appreciated. Date of review: June 12, 2006