In short: For a My First Half (tm), very good. In full: The course is surprisingly undulating in places for one advertised as "Flat"! I know the area so I wasn't surprised, but others might have been. Also, the single-file bit along the side of the A419 was a bit of a nuisance. Other than that, an excellent, well-organised race where you feel the whole town turns out to support. Date of review: November 9, 2010
In short: Another very slick event - well done In full: The whole event seemed to be very well organised and supported. The country sections were lovely, even the steepish hill around halfway. Shame about the section along the busy road nearer the end, but I'm not sure there's much the organisers can do about that. Great cakes at the end, too. Date of review: November 6, 2010
In short: Weather brilliant - well organised again. Well done Stroud In full: Well organised as usual. I was slightly slower than last year but that's my fault. Not the easiest course but still good PB potential (I think I have done 3 PBs here), well supported. Date of review: October 28, 2010
In short: A great half marathon to finish the year. In full: I love this race, especially being a local run for me. This is my third time doing this run and I have got a new pb every time. The race is well supported with friendly marshalls. Plenty of facilities, like refreshments and changing area. The only negative is the ind estate, which seems to go on forever. Other than that a good run. Well done Stroud AC. Date of review: October 27, 2010
In short: That's the way a-ha a-ha.... In full: If only I hadn't run a marathon the week before, a PB would have been mine I tell thee. Well organised, great course (flat but not too flat if that makes any sense), and good support out on the route. Date of review: October 27, 2010
In short: well organised, well marshalled, well done stoud a.c. a good day In full: a first for me, this h/m. good course route, nothing too servere, plenty of p.b. potential, interesting loop around the ind/estate, especially when confronted by two artic's nearly blocking the route, a quick sidestep and i was away. fatigue set in after mile 11 and tried to ruin the day, but forged on for an ok ish time, a good starting point for vlm prep. p.s. come early for the best parking. Date of review: October 27, 2010
In short: Fast-ish course - good oragnisation - not too expensive In full: A very good race. The only negative was the single file 2 miles or so, next to the busy road. Difficult to race that bit as overtaking was tricky (but not impossible).
Otherwise - great! Date of review: October 27, 2010