In short: Steep price but enjoyable run In full: My local half. Great atmosphere and with around 4,200 runners this year a reasonable size of crowd; loads of support from the public around the route. My only real gripe is around the cost - even with an "early bird" entry it is around £30 and you have to buy the t-shirt separately (I didn't bother...) Date of review: May 3, 2014
In short: Expensive but a great day out. In full: My local race so had to do it but the price is a little steep especially considering you don't get a T-shirt but the medal and goodie bag was alright. You really can't fault the scenery and the support along the route and the organization was excellent. Date of review: May 1, 2014
In short: Great support. Price too steep In full: The support along the course this year seemed better than ever. Nice goody bag. Average medal (though a nice weight). Still a pricey race, and if you choose to add a t-shirt it comes to nearly 50 quid. It's my local race so I'll probably keep on doing it, but would be nice if the organisers could find a way to include a t-shirt. Date of review: April 29, 2014
In short: Anyone entering this should be aware of the sting in the tail In full: This is a well organised event with a stunning start location.The course is lumpy so if a PB is obtained , you have done very well.That apart there were many charity runners which resulted in first time and slower participants not being left behind.It was a shame about the wet weather but this was a small mercy bearing in mind the previous days gale force winds ! A good medal and lots of support around the course.A better than average goody bag. Date of review: April 29, 2014
In short: Expensive but good race In full: I thought it was expensive this year. It cost over £30 to enter. We got a nice medal plus other bits. But when I did it in 2011 we got a medal, t-shirt, water flask, pasty etc. for the same price. I think in terms of price I'd choose to do the Tavy or Saltash half instead of the Plymouth half in future as they are better value.
But it was a good race. I managed to get a PB. The last hill up to the finish line was a killer. There weren't enough toilets (standard).
Overall, a good race but expensive. Date of review: May 17, 2013
In short: Great New Course In full: Only reason I won't do it again, is because time and tide wait for no man and the body is saying its retirement time! But never say never! Much better course than before though up to Saltram is still a pig and the cruel hill up from the Barbican to the finish, is a crippler. Date of review: May 1, 2013
In short: Fairly tough course but well organised and friendly In full: Course change from last year means that instead of a sharp hill at Saltram you have a long slog up the other side. Personally I liked this and suspect that it made the course slightly quicker. Support was great, weather was runner-friendly and I had a great day (nice goodie bag too) Date of review: May 1, 2013
In short: Nicely tweaked course In full: The new course felt marginally easier than previous years (and I got a pb!). Quite liked the water in pouches. Crowd support great in places. Could barely hear the p.a. system at the start/finish. The price was steep considering the lack of t-shirt, but I thought the goody bag was pretty good (for me the inclusion of a mars bar and packet of crisps was just the ticket). Bit of a bottleneck immediately after the finish whilst queueing for water/medal/goody bag. Overall not too bad but still needs a few tweaks to make it 'special'. Date of review: April 30, 2013
In short: decent local race In full: i paced the 1hr 30 group....numbers at the sharp end of the race were down this year but still a great atmosphere at the start/finsih area and at all the usual key points..... Date of review: April 29, 2013