In short: First off road experience and I loved it! In full: I completely re-iteracte the comments by Bankrobber and I loved it. The cold wind at the start was not great but once I was running I forgot all about it. Getting down some rather large steps two miles from the end when my legs were knackered (I'm only just 5') and running through the streams added additional interest to the race. So glad I did it, will be back. Date of review: July 30, 2008
In short: Good race apart from the heat In full: My first half marathon and a good one to start with apart from the heat. The sponge station was very welcome and the locals standing on the course with hopepipes were very welcome.
I would echo the comments about the narrow crowded start but that's not neccessarily a bad thing.
The map in the race pack could have been better, I'm a local and still couldn't find the route to Willen and back to the finish from the canal for my family. Would of liked a t-shirt to wear with pride after finishing. Date of review: August 17, 2006