In short: A really welcome discovery, a hidden gem In full: Fantastic race in an area unknown to many runners. Very friendly, great local support, a lovely route along the river and mud with some chunky hills for good measure. Brilliantly organised and really easy to get to. Telford harriers did themselves proud and a great running shirt in your goody bag. I couldn't Praise it enough, well done everyone, one of my all time favourites.. Date of review: April 7, 2014
In short: Superbly organised In full: Second time of running, this race ticks all the boxes. A really nice route, lots of different challenges and excellent marshalling throughout. Date of review: April 7, 2014
In short: Excellent Marshall's In full: First 6/7 miles of this course are quick and down hill, you then run over the historic Ironbridge. After that there's a it of a killer hill then on to Rough Park which was very muddy and hard going this year. Easy run from there back to Telford Town Park. There is little crowd support enroute but the Marshall's make up for this. You can tell they are mostly runners as they know just what encouragement you need. My fourth year and I will be back! Date of review: April 6, 2014
In short: Wintery but fun In full: This was my first half marathon, and despite the postponement and the icy/muddy conditions on parts of the course I am really pleased I chose to do it, especially since I only realised the day before that it's considered quite a tough one!
The organisers did a really good job, and the marshals were great. The atmosphere wasn't as big as I was expecting but given the reduced turn-out due to the postponement (and possibly some wusses dropping out because of the weather?) it was still pretty good, and I like a fairly quiet race anyway.
The course was not as challenging as I expected, with the exception of the big hill at about mile 8, which really identified gaps in my training (I will beat it next year!). It could have done with a few more/more visible mile markers as I only saw the ones for miles 7 and 10. Might have been my eyes mind you.
I really liked being able to get my result printed out at the finish, and the goody bag, medal and t-shirt. I thought that was quite generous considering the relatively low price of the race.
Immediately afterwards I would have said I am never going to do a half again, but now I am looking forward to next year. Date of review: April 5, 2013
In short: Mixed course. Excellent organisation. Fantastic marshals. In full: 3rd year running this race. Conditions on course made it much harder this year. The first half is fast and downhill, after you run over the famous Ironbridge and dodge the tourists through the town there is a killer hill. Conditions through Rough Park were challenging this year, fallen trees, thick mud and icy puddles especially if you train on roads like I do. Not much crowd support apart from my wonderful friends who had hung a banner for me on one of the bridges but the marshals were amazing. Medal and a t shirt this year. Date of review: April 1, 2013
In short: Thank you Telford Harriers. Great Race In full: Well this is my second year running this fab race. After a postponement from our less than tropical weather, They worked really hard to organise the race the following weekend. First half was fast and down hill, then over the iconic Ironbridge to be greeted by "The Hill" it went on and on... Second half my race went to pot. I tripped up / slid on ice. Climbed a few felled trees. But this is what added to the fun. The Marshals were truly fantastic. Giving me great cheers even when I felt rubbish. Excellent organisation, Marshals (Again)This is a race for the hardened runner, who likes a challenge in a Half Marathon. Lets just say, I wanted to run 20 miles by running home but I was beaten at the finish. Yes its really that challenging. I WILL RETURN NEXT YEAR! Thank you Telford Harriers. cracking job! Date of review: March 31, 2013
In short: A good race despite the weather trying its best In full: A good enjoyable race a little muddy in places with a few fallen trees. A rescheduled race due to snow but well organised lots of good marshals and a decent goody bag. Date of review: March 31, 2013