In short: A very well organised event with a good course and excellent crowd support In full: Although I've been racing for many years, this was the first time I've done this event and I was very impressed by the smooth organisation. The course was also interesting with a good mix of town centre, main roads and smaller country lanes. At £19.50 the entry fee was fair for a half marathon but the goody bag was a bit disappointing and contained a lot of flyers. The only other negative was that the prize giving didn't happen on time and I missed it because had to leave :( Date of review: March 21, 2014
In short: Impeccable organisation and expertly staged. In full: As well organised a race as you could hope for. Plenty of support along the way and no real hills to speak of so a good event for getting a decent time. Date of review: March 20, 2014
In short: Very good organisation In full: Practice is being put to good use here and the 2014 event was very well run. The only minor quibble this year was that parking is limited for the size of the field, but that was possibly a reflection on the size of the excellent supporting crowds.
Not a PB event for regular runners, but with a race this size no-one gets isolated either. The organisers were also blessed with excellent weather this year, which made the rural half of the course very attractive indeed. Well worth the effort and you could see that the modest race fee had been invested well. Date of review: March 19, 2014
In short: Terrific beautifully organised race In full: A really amazing pre marathon preparation race, incredibly well organised. The course is really well thought through and so much more motivational than courses where you are running the same loop multiple times. The weather was amazing which definitely helped, but whatever the weather this will now be a regular on my calendar. Date of review: March 19, 2014
In short: Excellent well supported local race In full: My favourite of all the half marathons in a great town. I would like to pass my condolences to the family of the man who passed away during the race. Date of review: March 18, 2014