In short: My favourite race, friendly and well organised again this year. In full: An excellent race, the High School makes an excellent base and finish point. Organisation was slick, as ever, but the friendly atmosphere is preserved. Great value entrance fee, including a T-shirt and of course the delicious Honeybuns cakes. Scenic, moderately demanding course, not classic PB potential, although I managed that last year. Just a shame they couldn't control the weather - it was certainly challenging with intermittent heavy showers and strong headwinds, but we didn't linger so long this year to enjoy the facilities to sit down with a post-race coffee. Overall, a big well done and thank you to the organisers, still my favourite race of the year.
In short: Smooth In full: Undulating, but not overly so. Very little traffic. Nice t-shirt. Honeybun's delicious cakes. Well organized and friendly. Hot showers. What more do you want? Date of review: July 29, 2012
In full: Firsr 6 mile up and down but gradual rise to the top bout 4 mile and short steep decent down tk me 6-7 mins longer than normal half ans it was a hot day! Plenty of water stations everyone supportive and friendly x mayb tough for a first half Date of review: August 14, 2011
In short: Friendly, well organised and good value. It doesn't get much better than this. In full: Being a relative newbie to running this race was my first at the distance having only run three 10k races before. The car parking, race admin and facilities were all excellent. The race itself was well marshalled with frequent water stops along lovely quiet country lanes. I will back next year for sure. Date of review: August 9, 2011
In short: Brilliant Event In full: This was my first time at the Sturminster Newton 1/2 marathon (or Stur Half), and I must say that I found it to be brilliant. Considering that it's a fairly small event, it was well organised and the course itself was challenging without being a tedious slog. Top marks for the themed water stations aswell - the Father Ted/Craggy Island one made me laugh as I ran past! The only downside was the lack of a medal for finishers...but for £8 entry I suppose I shouldn't be too picky! Top marks all round. Date of review: August 8, 2011
In short: Really excellent race In full: A really fantastic race! Good free parking and a well sign-posted walk to the start. A really nice undulating route with no real hills (the one at 11 miles was hardly noticeable). Great frequent water stations with friendly marshals. Really nice scenery around quite lanes with very few cars. Nice cake at the finish. Overall a really good half marathon that I would highly recommend. Date of review: August 8, 2011
In short: my first half marathon, quite friendly first 5 miles but then the climbs begin.feels like a lot more ups than downs. last 2.5 miles consist of approx 2 mile climb and .5 mile fast downhill finish.great race great cakes, thanks Date of review: August 8, 2011
In short: My Second Time and I'll be back again next Year In full: It's a great course, well marshalled and organised. Minimal traffic. Demanding finish with a climb betweeen 11.5 and 12.5 Set a new PB (5m20s faster than last year). Date of review: August 8, 2011