In short: Half marathon is harder than what you'd have thought! In full: Very good organization so thanks to the organizers!! Drink stations a plenty and encouragement from marshals was good! However large sections of the race you are alone so not much atmosphere. But the scenery is great, rural with a great views of the Malvern hills make for a pleasant race.
I would not turn up expecting a PB, the course is relatively flat but quite misleading. First half is pretty much a gentle decline but second half is a constant gentle incline which inevitably gets more difficult as it goes on due to fatigue especially with a horrible wind from miles 11 - 12. Date of review: June 23, 2013
In short: Over-rated In full: Firstly, the scenery is amazing with excellent views and picturesque villages. If you want a different challenge then I'd go for it. The main issue I have with the race and the reason why I have given it average reviews and not followed the majority of other people is because of what you get in return for your entry fee. Now don't get me wrong, the fee is reasonable at 18 quid non-aff but there is no chip timing and no medal. I just think that having completed the course (a challenge in itself)and to receive a non technical t-shirt which looks like it got mixed in the washer with a red sock and came out a horrible pink is a big let down!! Having completed a course like that then a medal would surely be more appropriate than a t-shirt than you can't even use for training runs. A very challenging course so turn up prepared!