In short: Nice Friendly Race - but what happened to my result?? In full: I'd have to agree with the other comments re the friendliness of the people of Jedburgh, and the support on route - It really is good. Nice running through numerous little hamlets with all the people out at their doors clapping you on.
On a personal note, I'm more than a wee bit disappointed with the organisers for somehow managing to miss me off the race results altogether! I handed in my chip about 30 mins after finishing, which perhaps has caused an issue with my chip time, but to not have a gun placement despite finishing in 1.25 with no other runners around me surely should not happen?! Date of review: November 2, 2011
In short: Nice event In full: Enjoyed running along exposed windy country roads. Friendly atmosphere, lots of smiles all round. Supportive marshals. Godd value for money. Not an easy run for the hobbyist jogger but not so hard you feel defeated. (except maybe as you approach mile 11) Date of review: October 30, 2011
In short: my 1st half marathon In full: Just completed my 1st half marathon. The organisation was faultless got my chip & N° no problems at all. Start was great with the pipes and drums (really gets you going) i made the schoolboy error of being near the front and set off like a hare. My 1st mile was timed at just over 7 minutes ;-( big mistake but hard to avoid. The weather was glorious and the support from the locals along the way (from groups of pensioners to youngsters on push bikes everyone was clapping) the hill at mile 10 / 11 almost killed me ;-)but when your going up you know your going to run down the other side (which makes it flat really) all in all a great day organised perfectly. a big thank you to everyone Date of review: October 30, 2011
In short: A great race In full: First time running in Jedburgh and we will definitely be back next year. Plenty on water stations on route, maybe some energy drinks next year wouldn't go amiss. There was a great hill around the 11 mile mark which seemed to go on and on, however not too taxing. The pipe band at the start was a nice touch, so thank you pipers. All in all a great event very well organised. Date of review: October 30, 2011
In short: A well organised smaller run in a beautiful part of Scotland In full: What a nice race this is. Friendly people organising, through the countryside (they were kind enough not to send us through the hills, which may have looked spectacular but would not have been my cup of tea) - several water stations all the way round, a good turnout of people applauding...
There are a few hills. They aren't vicious hills by and large - you're looping out and back so mostly they're the hills you ran down or up on the way out. There's quite a long incline at around 11 miles, and another shorter one at around 12 that I found rather...challenging, but others seemed to be hare-ing up them.
Well organised - only one minor niggle would be to request more signage around the car park to the start/changing/alternative car parks... but it is a minor niggle. Otherwise, I'd recommend this. See you there next year? Date of review: November 1, 2010