In short: The most fun I've ever had at a half. In full: This was our second time of running the Bacchus Half Marathon (following a stupid decision at 8:30 on Sunday morning) and what fun it was. We cobbled together fancy dress and entered when we arrived (paying a £5 surcharge for the privilege). The race has grown since we did it in 2011, and definitely for the better. The majority seemed to be in fancy dress and after a fun day out, just like us.
The long hill was challenging, to say the least, but was made up for with the splendid views and welcome wine/water/food station at the top. The long downhill made sure my last mile was my fastest, which has never happened before!
The hog roast and drink at the end is far more welcome than a goodie bag, so top marks for that. My only slight quibble is that even a small t-shirt drowns me - can you do some extra small ones for next year please?
We will definitely be back! Date of review: September 10, 2013
In short: Super race! Great fun and great scenery! In full: Thanks to the organisers for a really lovely race. It was well organised, the marshalls were all friendly and helpful and the wine/water stations made it great fun. The course is quite challenging and there are some big (and today muddy) hills, but they are more than made up for by the scenery!
Will definitely be back next year! Date of review: September 11, 2011