In short: I thought it was a great race until I found I was listed as a non finisher !! In full: My first half marathon, run in lovely surroundings on a disgustingly foul weather day. Hoped to beat 2 hours but it was not to be even though I was at the half-way mark at 57 minutes. Finished in 2:04:20 according to my watch but apparently not recorded as a finisher - most disappointed not to have an official time. I know the organisers have a tremendous job to do all as volunteers but even so it has to be got right. Date of review: November 1, 2007
In short: hilly but scenic In full: Challengijg run not pb material but well organized and friendly atmosphere good changing and shower facileties at end will be back next year Date of review: October 30, 2007
In short: red lorry = near miss In full: a rather miserable day but pretty well organised, and i forced myself to stop struggling long enough to look at the beautiful if sodden scenery. perhaps i've been lucky with other races i've done, but i was a little surprised at the amount of traffic on the route- at one point, a lorry was so impatient to get through before the oncoming traffic that i got pushed off the side of the road (no shoulder as it was a particularly narrow area) and almost fell. i know it's a small race and but i just did not expect to have to compete with so many cars (so be warned for next year!). the leisure centre facilities were fantastic and very welcome before my 2 hour drive home. many thanks to the cheery folks at the water stations and the few but brilliant supporters. Date of review: October 29, 2007
In short: Would we let the rain put us off? In full: No matter the wind and the rain, the hills and the lack of views due to general murkiness, this was still great fun (and my first half). Superb massage service at the end - no wait and really skilled people doing it: I hardly ache at all today! Date of review: October 29, 2007
In short: fantastic day! will be there next year In full: had a great run, Got chatting to a great girl called louise, just read your comment, thanks for a great run. hope to do downton half marathon, hope its just as enjoyable as salisbury, Date of review: October 29, 2007
In short: Pretty route but lack of marshalls and support was a bit disappointingg In full: Good for new runners as there was a good mix of new runners and "experience". Weather did not help make the most of the views and lack of marshalls on route was a bit disappointing.
Good to be able to use the lesuire centre facilities at the end of the race. Would rather a t-shirt than another medal for finishing.
Overall an enjoyable wet day! Date of review: October 29, 2007
In short: A very scenic, enjoyable run In full: The course was great and despite the rain I really enjoyed it. However, the last 1/2 mile was a bit confusing and a bit demotivating as you had to run past the fire station where everyone had finished and it was a bit confusing where you had to go after that! I'm not sure if there was a 13 mile marker either? Or maybe I was being blind! It might have been better to have the trek around the park at the beginning rather than the end so that the home staight could be running down to the fire station. Apart from that it was brilliant! Date of review: October 29, 2007
In short: Enjoyable Half Marathon around a challenging course In full: Very wet and windy but it added to the challenge...how people came away with 1:18 times I will never understand...but it was well worth turning up for and was a good cool down race or a warm up for a bigger race. Date of review: October 28, 2007