In short: Goes down as one of my must do races of the year! In full: How on earth did I miss this gem of a race. I liked the ups and esepcially the downs at the end. Scenic, marshalls were brilliant, if I had trained just that little bit harder could have hit a pb with a bit of effort.
I will be back next year, loved it :-D Date of review: April 3, 2011
In short: been before and I will be back for more! In full: Even though this is a bit far out for me, well worth the trip. The combination of the super flat course, the extra hour in bed, easy to find location and super friendly marshalls make this a MUST DO event. My only hesitation in giving this full marks is that it will sell out before I enter next year. Please inform me when it opens for entries. Ace Race Date of review: November 2, 2010
In short: Always a Great Race In full: Flat as a pancake Lovely scenary Great people
+This race has full PB potential and always very enjoyable.
Had a great day BUT......... no headphones in this race
The guy who made it his personal mission to flag down headphone wearers and put them off did ruin it a bit.... and put me right off.
This was a big shame as all the other Thorney marshalls were brilliant.
There should have been an announcement at the start of the race which clearly stated that wearing headphones was a no no. I would have resected their decision... slowing racers down mid race did not help at all.
Appart from that loved it as usual! Well done Thorney Date of review: August 21, 2010
In short: Friendly with PB Potential In full: 2nd time in for this one if you are on form despite the undulations you could pb on this race - despite the undulating description 'you do see some hills' there are 2 x laps of stadium which does compensate.
Sadly for me I turned up 1 minute before start up but 'BIG THANK YOU' to all who managed to sort me out at the end... with the number etc + Marshall Billy.
Brilliant support by some of the Marshalls especially the lady marshall on the courner who quite frankly was superb....
In the rain and with some of the undulations this was quite tough but if I hadn't have had to go to the loo on route ... I would have pb'd. Yes I will be back next year .... errr and on time. Great Gem of a Race :-D Date of review: May 2, 2010
In short: Probably my most enjoyable Half Marathon Ever In full: in terms of the undulations everybody complained about the ups but the downs more than made up for it as from mile 7 it was downhill all the way. Fantastic race, great marshalls.
The rugby shirt was not to my taste but I am quite fussy about that kind of thing. TOP TOP HALF :-D Date of review: December 14, 2009