In short: Organisation lacked a bit In full: I dont really agree with all the negative comments relating to the delayed start. It may have been a mistake by the tram operators rather than the oragnisers. It could have been much worse and a 30 minute delay seemed sensible to me. At least they kept us informed. Poor Ron looked a bit fed up tho.
The oragnisation overall was pretty poor though. I agree with comments about the KM markers and definetly didnt see a few. In addition the water station was hillarious. I dont take water in a 10k race but felt for the 1 hour+ runners who need the water. I felt sorry for the 2 guys who were trying to do their best but the "help yourself" shout... lol. I have never seen a water station so bad normally there are too many people.
Also I am pretty sure the race info said that the parking would be free for 4 hours but it was only free for 2.
In addition I ran into the back of the 5k runners who were about 3k in and this cost me some seconds. I think 5k and 10k races can only run together on 2 lap courses and both races start together.
In summary the course was decent, defo pb potential, poor organisation and the 5k needs to be dropped.
In short: What a difference a year makes! In full: Wow, Freezing conditions but the comms before the race were excellent from Malcom and the tea.
This is my favourite half. The orgainsation is excellent and although the course is fast there are still challenging sections to push you. The Rugby Club is brilliant and the facilities (warm shower and bar) justify the entrance fee. People dont understand the costs associated with a race like this. Its great value especially compare to the Bupa races (£40 for 10k)
Third Year on the spin for me and will be back next year wihtout a doubt. Date of review: March 28, 2013
In short: Great Race with great support In full: This race is extremely well organised. 7 minute PB means it def has PB potential. I would recommend this to everyone. I will be back next year. Date of review: September 10, 2012
In short: New Faster Course - Great Race - Great Value! In full: This is a cracking race and for £6 - £8 who could ask for more. There are road closures a new faster start and excellent organisation. I will definetly be doing this again next year!
In short: Will be back next year In full: Love this race. It's soo well organised. Great atmosphere just no problems at all. Think I would prefer a bottle of water at 1 of the drink stations as I struggle with the cups don't agree about needing sports drinks tho. You shouldn't need them on a half. Only the massive races have this and they get sponsored for them.