In short: Well organised countryside race but underlating verging on hilly! In full: Nice well organised countryside half along mostly traffic free roads with lots of marshalls. The relatively small field can result in gaps between runners so a bit of a time trial feel.
The route is underlating verging on hilly - my garmin recorded 670ft of climbing - so not the easiest place to PB
Entry fees went towards Hospice hence my comment on value
Probably would run again if not clashing with other events Date of review: September 17, 2012
In short: run for the hills... In full: WOW..they wasn't joking when they said undulating. Especially liked the start of the race round the village, past the houses and the residents. Seemed like lots of runners in the race until I turned right for the HM route and then seemed liked hardly anyone. Shame there was no goody bag at the end but then again, it is for a good cause. Was only 3 mins off a PB..even with all those hills :) Date of review: September 19, 2011
In short: Nice introduction to half-marathon running!! In full: Pros: Seemed a well organised racing venue with the half-marathon runners starting with the 10k runners for first 3-4 miles. First half for me & would do it again. Cons : Challenging hills (do not underestimate them) and lack of a Goodie Bag for the half marathon runners - it appears only the 10k runners and the inital few half marathon runners got one. Date of review: September 18, 2011
In short: Excellant, well organised and friendly event - definately one for by diary in 2012 In full: Great undulating course. I liked the small lap at the start, the out and back section and the undulations. The only criticisms were the too narrow section in the last quarter mile to the finish and the chaos of the momentoes (only the faster 10k runners got them, none for the slow 10k runners not any of us in the half marathon). But I run races the enjoyment of the races and this one is definately up there with my favourites. Hopefully be back next year to beat my time. Date of review: September 18, 2011