Borehamwood Half-Marathon

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30/06/2009 at 14:26

The organisers got all the results wrong so one poor women was given first senior, 1st vet over 35 and 1st vet over 45 - this was corrected!  I was actually the first woman to finish - although i don't think the organisers wanted to believe me!  I did get my trophy in the end!

 I was really disappointed with this race - the lack of publicity, lack of marshalls (my poor dad stepped in and was stopping cars on the roundabout at Shenley Hill in Radlett as there wasn't a marshall in sight - at what was probably the most dangerous junction in the whole race).  At times i had no idea where i was meant to be going!  There needed to be far more water stations in that heat too....

A shame as it could be a well attended and well organised local event. 

06/07/2009 at 20:57
where r the results to this race !!!!!!!!!!
08/07/2009 at 17:03
I visited the organiser of this race yesterday. Pauline is a very pleasant lady, and clearly disappointed that she has failed to meet the expectations of a number of participants.

As regards marshals there were apparently 25 of them on the route, together with a dozen Raynet personnel, plus police, so Pauline is pretty disappointed that things did not work out well for all participants. I have to say I had no difficulty following the route, nor did I find the road crossings a problem - but I may just have been lucky with the drivers. I believe Thea has also spoken to the organiser by telephone on this subject.

As regards pre-event publicity and results afterwards, I suggested to Pauline that she needs a website, perhaps hosted by their sponsors Cardif Pinnacle. Pauline told me that they do have a website but for various reasons it could not be used this year. She will get it sorted out for next year. Pauline gave me a set of results, which I have scanned. So if anyone wants a copy of the results (not great quality but quite readable), just email me at alunandliz@tiscali.co.uk and I will email it back to you.

Personally I thought this was a nice event, small and very friendly, with good facilities at the event centre. If they can sort out a website for next year with event details and results, and make sure all marshals are at their posts, it is an event I will definitely return to next year.

Alun
08/07/2009 at 17:22

I agree - the route was good and this could be a really well attended event if people knew about it.  I contacted the organiser as i wanted to pass on feedback from myself and from a number of people i'd had spoken to after the race -  in order for this event to get better in the future.

09/07/2009 at 19:27
I would consider doing it next year but would just like a few more marshalls present as the roads are busy round there!

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