In short: Great organisation and easy adminstration make the challenges of the course (including road crosings) easy to In full: Very pleased I know about this event - it is not a secret and should b supported by all can- 5 weeks before London marathon is fine and fits with most training schedules (plus allows an extra week of training if the weather not so great as this year) 2014 RVHM deserves to be a classic Date of review: March 9, 2014
In short: Remarkable that this suburban event has survived. Well organised but testing of mind and body. In full: It will never be the easiest of courses for all involved ; busy suburban streets and hills would make any race a challenge to run or organise . But all credit to Woodford Green AC for being able to maintain the event when others in similar environments have not survived and its almost impossible to get through the red tape to start new road races.
The marshalling and course marking has improved over previous years. Those at the back of the pack got support all round the course. Well done to all those involved. Date of review: March 11, 2013
In short: well organised and challenging, my favourite event In full: I've run this event for the last 7 years and the organisers have improved it every year. The start and finish run really smoothly and the marshalling was excellent especially on the tricky road crossings Date of review: March 7, 2013
In short: I really enjoyed it, marshals were great!! In full: This was my first half marathon, so I was nervous and my aim was just to finish.
I was assisted by completing my goal of finishing the marathon by lots of REALLY REALLY NICE marshals. All the way, they kept encouraging me. Even the fast runners were encouraging me while they ran, by words and thumbs up signs. I was really surprised I had never had so much encouragement in anything in all my life, it was great and that was what made me finish the marathon and feel that I could do it again.
In short: Testing but enjoyable half-marathon In full: I would echo all the other comments, that this is a very well organised half marathon. I was expecting a testing course and I wasn’t disappointed! But for every incline there was decline. I even managed a PB. Well done & thank you to everyone involved in organising this event. Date of review: March 5, 2013