In short: I Raided the Ropsley Half Mararhon (13 .7 mile) Challenge!!! In full: Wel what can I say regarding this event in comparison to other reviews? Very very challenging and not for the faint hearted!!! I have a coup,e of half marathon runs under my belt which I found invaluable to enable me to complete this tough challenge! To start off with it was very cold and running through the fields which felt like you were going to twist your ankles and had to be very careful as well as trying to keep your pace going. Yes it was a major sense of achievement when I completed it!
I would definitely do it again! The organizations were very good but was directed on a couple of occasions by the regular Ropsley runners that were very helpful giving a lot of encouragement and making sure that you are heading in the right directions.
The goody bag was very good but the only downside dare I say it was the showers! and decided to head back home!
However I would do this event and was great as I plan to do the St Valentines 30k (18 miles) in a few weeks and then the Edingburgh Marathon in May so it's all helping with the training regime!
So if you want a challenge anyone do the Ropsley Half Marathon but please make sure you have a couple of half marathons on your belt!!!!!!!!! Date of review: January 19, 2012
In short: Well organised,liked the packed lunch at the end. In full: Not the easiest race you willl ever do,but well worth it.Great organisation and great cakes!Will definately be back next year Date of review: January 16, 2012
In short: Great Day for a Great Race In full: A great day for a great race! Frost and bitterly cold temperatures at the start made the terrain challenging, but the desire to concore the race was evident in ALL runners and walkers. With plenty of plesent views and I understand 19 stiles it was a joy to be part of strangely enough, Thanks to Steve and team for a great race!!! Date of review: January 15, 2012
In short: Loved it, luckily for us all the fields were frozen solid so no mud. Challenging race as it was a lot off road, I loved it, there were biscuits, cakes and drinks. Well organised!! Date of review: January 15, 2012
In short: Excellent race as usual from Ropsley Road runners. In full: I did the 6 mile option and found it well marked. My only moan is the out and back road section in the middle but it wouldn't stop me coming back again next year. Date of review: January 17, 2011
In short: A tough but very enjoyable run in the Lincolnshire countryside In full: This was a lovely event to take part with a friendly & welcoming atmosphere. I thoroughly enjoyed taking part in the 13.6 mile route, even though the muddy fields took some negotiating. Fantastis even for such a small ogansing club. Well done Ropsley Road Runners...especially for the more than generous goody bag...... Inspired idea giving a hat & a pair of gloves to all the finishers! Date of review: January 17, 2011