In short: Challenging hills for beginners In full: I found this course challenging, couple of killer hills, especially at the end, was helped through by very encouraging marshalls. The terrible snow/sleet weather didn't help. Very disappointed not to receive a medal- only those who do the 20k distance got one of those, the price was the same for both distances though... Date of review: June 23, 2010
In short: Fun, friendly and well worth the effort In full: I thoroughly enjoyed running the Bungay marathon which was my 2nd marathon, I even managed a PB! The hills were a killer the second time around, but I was coping okay until the 1/2 marathon runners came past me as I was completing the hills. It was demoralising, and brought me down to earth, as they do leave you standing!
Excellent organisation, though having done BBDRC events before, I wasn't surprised, they do manage to get it right every time.
The marshals, spectators and locals were really encouraging, and I am intending to do it again next year. Date of review: June 4, 2010
In short: A challenging first 6 miles then a reasonably flat 7 miles to the finish. Good support from the marsahlls and spectators around the course. A warm day this year. I'll be back next year, perhaps for the marathon. Date of review: May 4, 2010
In short: great first half marathon - hilly during first half - very friendly, well organised In full: my very first half marathon - near home - have done bungay black dog races before and this met my high expectations. hilly first 5 ish miles, very non runner friendly with a good mix of abilities of runners, well done again bungay black dog running club - i may try the full marathon next year! Date of review: April 25, 2010
In short: Wonderful organisation and support on the way round. Written on my calendar every year. In full: Missed out last year due to injury, so glad to be back at my home town half. The organisation seems to get better and better with support from the marshals and most of the villages on the way. A few minutes slower than i'd wanted but i'd forgotten about the number of hills in the first half. Nice medal as well, see you again next year! Date of review: April 23, 2010
In short: Yet another great bungay black dog race In full: Despite the heat and the unexpected number of hills (until about 6 miles) I really enjoyed the race. Possibly more as I was not aiming for a particular time but pace my brother round. It was well organised, marshalled and had plenty of well maintained water stops especially in the heat. Date of review: April 22, 2010
In short: I had a mare but Bungay BD running club certainly didnt! In full: This was my third marathon and I have to say although it's very low key it was absoutely brilliantly run. Everything worked like clockwork, except my legs at mile 23! The support was great from the marshalls and the course very pretty but challenging.
I will definitely do this race in the future, but not until I've got London & Boston out of my system. Date of review: April 21, 2010
In short: a great day all round!!! In full: i did this last year and really enjoyed it and the same again this year!A great atmosphere at the start, very well organised!A tough course well marshalled this was the first ive done that i could have my own drinks at the water stations witch was great loved it!Great medal at the too really enjoyed the whole day this is a must do race if your not in london!thank you to all the helpers and the balck dog!! Date of review: April 20, 2010