In short: Superb event, brilliantly organised In full: Hard to believe this was a first event. Everything at the start and finish worked like clockwork and the marshalling was superb - thanks to you all for being so friendly and encouraging. Only very minor comment would be that some of the mile markers were easy to miss. But overall, a great run and managed a PB, undulations notwithstanding! Thanks to the organisers. Look forward to next year. Date of review: October 22, 2012
In short: Ealing did us proud...where did those 'undulations' come from!!! In full: Being an Ealing gal I was delighted to finally get a race on my doorstep. What a wonderful surprise to find such a fantastic, well organised start/finish. Smiley faces all the way round. Lots of water stations, interesting goodie bag and the best designed medal I've ever had! Well done all round! Date of review: October 11, 2012
In short: Where did all these hills come from In full: When this race came up, i just had to do it and i trained for it like all other races but i didn't realise there were so many hills in Ealing. Did my legs feel it the next day!!!! but i finished it but missed beating my PB by 30 seconds. I will be back next year prepared fo them hills and PB Date of review: October 5, 2012
In short: A very hilly half marathon In full: It is great having a half marathon in the autumn which is so easy to travel to on public transport in the London area.
Ealing is very green and it was lovely starting and finishing in the park and also running through the residential areas. As I used to live in Ealing I had to do this race.
But I had no idea parts of Ealing were so hilly. I started aching during the race. And that is why I personally wouldn't rush to sign up again. But it was a challenge and there are so many reasons why this race is great.
The organisation was excellent. Great job. Date of review: October 2, 2012
In short: Great In full: I am an Ealing girl and had returned for the race -it was far hillier than expected, didnt care about not seeing the mile markers ! organisation faultless brilliant marshals and locals coming out to cheer-thanks, the greatest thing for me was the pacers, first race I have ever done with pacer and it so helped as dont have one of those watches ! Sorry hated Lammas Park path on last leg, felt every crack and bump but I was foot sore at that stage !! Date of review: October 2, 2012
In short: An extremely well organized race for all levels of runners In full: This is a new event to the racing calendar and boy did it do well in its first year. The race village was organized to a tee with perfect baggage handling and blocks of portaloos spread throughout different areas of the park meaning that you do not have to do the toilet dance for too long! It is great to have a new half marathon event in West London and judging by the professionalism of the organisers I am sure it will continue into its second year. The course isn't the most scenic however the local residents make up for that in every respect cheering along at the roadside as it winds through residential streets. Not the flatest of courses as it has some challenging inclines however that makes it all the more interesting. I will be back next year assuming the race is!!! Date of review: October 2, 2012