In short: Was a little apprehensive as this was my first half marathon, however despite very wet conditions the atmosphere and friendliness of fellow racers and encouragement from marshalls and spectators was great. I very much enjoyed the whole experience. Date of review: September 2, 2014
In short: Great race, but no cover! In full: Thanks to nice work for organising this. Thanks especially to the marshals for standing out in the rain and the other organisers, who were really friendly and helpful.
All was good, this is not a fast course, the total climb was 228 metres according to my my Garmin. It's very scenic and a pleasure to run.
When the weather is bad, as it was on the day, the lack of shelter is quite a problem. Overall a great race, though! Date of review: August 30, 2014
In short: challenging but worth it In full: i just want to say thank you to all marshalls who in horrid rainy conditions were just brilliant . This is a tough course but i heard so many people managed pB's ....... wow thank you as well too Martin and team Date of review: August 29, 2014
In short: Challenging but fun and scenic course on traffic free roads In full: My first time but I will be back. Weather was shocking but didn't stop some brave souls spectating out on the course. Friendly marshalls and good organisation overall. Date of review: August 27, 2014
In short: Lovely scenery and friendly, organsiation so so In full: Need to consider pedesratian arriving start is far from city centre and no bus runs there at this time Bank holiday. Too few toilets and a long way from start clashing with cars arriving to park. Prize of wines poor for such a challenging run. need better changing area in field. Lovely scenery and friendly race. Date of review: August 27, 2014
In short: Hilly but enjoyable In full: As previous reviews have said this is a challenging course. Theres a low gradient but continuous mile long uphill section around mile 4 which can sap your energy. Then you have the very steep hill at about 10.5 miles which you previously ran down. Only about 10% of the runners at my pace (around 2 hour mark) even attempted to run up it. I got about half way before having to walk. Overall great organisation and very friendly. I would suggest the admin tent drink station etc. is moved out of the cow field in future. Date of review: August 27, 2014
In short: Friendly, Hilly Half In full: This is quite a challenging half marathon with a hilly route particularly between kilometres 5 to 8 and the steep hill at kilometre 17 which you run down earlier in the race.
Many thanks to all the encouraging marshals and public who supported this race in very wet conditions.
A well organised race by Nice Work together with a lovely designed medal. Anyone who completes this half will have a great sense of achievement as it is not easy.