In short: First race and thought it was the start of something In full: good vibes at the start organisation a bit dodge baggage went very early traffic appauling but i didnt mind these hill everyone moned about bring on next year Date of review: March 30, 2009
In short: Good for Brum - needs refinement ny great potential In full: Baggage handling was a bit mad, based on numbers meant that first finishers all trying to get luggage from same cart - chaos. Take the tops off the bottles first. Grat medal, so-so T shirt, good atmosphere at finish. Do it again, but better next year. Date of review: November 13, 2008
In short: See you next year In full: The only problems I encountered were getting to the stadium (the traffic was a nightmare)and the poor organisation at the start. The race itself was very enjoyable. What hills? The shuttle bus at the end was great, finished the race, got t-shirt and drink and jumped staraight on the bus back. Brilliant. Excellent medal and goody bag too. Date of review: November 7, 2008
In short: Not just for brummies! In full: Almost 9,000 runners, goes through Brum city centre, past the floozie in the jacuzzi in Victoria Square, and is a nice challenging-but-easy course too. Nice atmosphere, would be good to see the event grow into something really good. Inaugural race had a completely awesome medal, too. Date of review: November 5, 2008
In short: A good first running, with room for improvement In full: The start was disorganised. The baggage transport was very good. Marshals and water stations were excellent. Finish extremely well organised. Didn't like the twisty bit through Edgbaston, although I didn't mind the hills. As many others have said, the crowds were fantastic, especially on Broad Street. I'll be back next year. Date of review: November 2, 2008
In short: Well done Birmingham - a good first half In full: It was a pb, but as I train in Edgbaston,knew what to expect. Great to have a half in Birmingham. More segregation at the start needed - take tips from GNR etc.
In short: Loved it! Great experience running on the roads and fly overs! In full: I live in Birmingham now and was very excited to run the route. I wasn't dissapointed as I thought it was really good, route an all! I didn't really think that it was that hilly to be honest. Agree that the run in to Broad Street was magnificent! I enjoyed the 'sight-seeing' around the city thinking I'd only previously driven on the route and never ran it. All good I reckon. Thanks to all involved. Date of review: November 1, 2008
In short: exellent race In full: I live in Birmingham and it was brilliant to take part in a race in MY City and feel proud of all the support and for one day of the year RUNNING to dominate the City Brilliant Thanks for all the hard work A Race to Be Proud of Date of review: October 31, 2008