In short: A well organsed and marshalled race In full: Third year of running my local race, just sneaked under last year's time. It's a tough course, and was hot. Well marshalled and clear route. Managed to persuade both kids to do the kids race and they really enjoyed it - thanks to AFF for adding this in which really made it an exceelent day ! Date of review: April 19, 2010
In short: PB by 2 mins !!! In full: I did this race last year so knew what to expect re the start, low turnout of spectators etc. It's the flattest half I've run - ok the underpasses are a bit of a grind - but nothing compared to St Albans ! Where was the clock at the finish line ? Date of review: July 27, 2009
In short: 13 mile struggle ! In full: Combination of the heat and hills was a bit of a shock to the system and I ended up walking some bits. Ended up parking in Waitrose (luckily no ticket) as the marshals didn't seem to know where to send me. Once at the course - completely different. Very professional set up - excellent PA system and announcer did a great job. Loads of enthusiastic marshals, and numerous water stops well supported. And the ice lolly at the end was a godsend !
In short: Well organised, testing run In full: My second year doing this (must have forgotten the hills). Knocked 1 1/2 mins of last year, even with a lengthy stop at 7k (no further details necessary !). Well organised by AFF, well marhalled and will return again next year, hopefully for another pb ! Date of review: April 24, 2009
In short: Flat course, perfect weather, enthusiastic marshalls. Great day ! In full: First time I've done this race. After the first hill, lovely flat course. Well marshalled, good selection of hats and maracas !!! Thanks for a well organised race ! Date of review: March 30, 2009
In short: Apart from the start, a well organised, well marshalled race In full: Really need to sort out the first 1-2 miles - as it was absolute carnage with falls, argy-bargy, etc. Either should be re-routed on roads for the first mile or so or staggered. Apart from that, plenty of water stations and marshals giving good encouragement. Nice medal ! Date of review: July 21, 2008
In short: Tough hills ! Well organised and good freebies In full: Hills were a bit of a challenge - seemed to be a rollercoaster last 4k ! Well marshalled clear course. Well done to AFF. And it didn't rain ! Date of review: April 21, 2008
In short: My first half - not as bad as I was expecting. Well organised, good fun. Where's my medal !! In full: Really enjoyed the run, chatted to a few people on the way. Hills weren't as bad as I expected. Hail stones a bit of a nightmare, as was the traffic on the downhill stretch. Well done to all the marshalls for their support in the conditions Bit disappointed by the queues for drinks and food at the end. And lack of freebies.