In short: Well organised, popular, quick course! In full: After running Chippenham Half Marathon for the fourth time recently, it continues to be my favourite race of the year. The race goes along a wonderful, relatively flat route, ideal for setting personal bests. The organisation by Chippenham Harriers is fantastic and there are never any issues. A very wide range of runners, from complete beginners to professional runners. An overall wonderful experience! Date of review: September 19, 2015
In short: Lovely day out organised by lovely people In full: This was my first half marathon. I ran to raise funds for Children's Hospice South West. I had a fantastic day out - the weather was brilliant, I enjoyed the course and the scenery. The support was good throughout the race, even though the course goes well out into the sticks.
I was especially impressed with the Organising Committee, and Kevin Napier in particular. Less than a week after earning my very first half marathon t-shirt, my suitcase containing my t-shirt was stolen. I was gutted. I got to wear it on exactly one run before it was taken. I emailed the organising committee letting them know what happened, and Kevin arranged a replacement extremely quickly, and even dropped it off for me. I'm so thrilled to have my t-shirt back. Thank you Kevin for adding a glimmer of kindness to a situation that had me questioning the goodness of people. I will definitely be back next year! Date of review: September 15, 2015
In short: First half marathon so didn't really know what to expect, but the atmosphere was fab, the course was lovely, the support was amazing and the marshalls were fantastic. Dare I say I actually enjoyed it :). Date of review: September 14, 2015