The published times are still not chip times, but are gun times. I emailed & was told that chip times would be available once the Event Director approved them. One month later - nothing. It's an absolute joke. They may as well have had a stopwatch & a clipboard.
Not running it this year, but these posts confused me because the info last year was so good - including excellent course map. Went onto the same sites this year - www.wombournehalfmarathon.co.uk & Stu Webb website & Entry Central & ....
No mention of any details for the 2011 race. In fact, the domain name is advertising the DK 10K ! Mysterious. Something isn't right. My advice would be to get confirmation before travelling, e.g. from local police, who will have been booked to block roads at the major junctions.
Ran it last year, and yes it is my "pb" (or not!). Definitely short, which spoilt the experience. Good course - through town then out into country. One hill and a bit of a climb back into the town. Only problem was that on the old railway line back into town you had to zig-zag round dog-walkers etc. who were very pointedly walking down the middle of the track!
Wide range of runners & crowd stayed to cheer the last few. Leg massage available at the finish (£5 to charity) - recommended!
They're sure to get the distance right this year, and it was a very welcoming event. Go for it!
I'm an over-pronator getting forefoot blisters, regular calf and Achilles problems, and occasional falls due to ankle collapse - most spectacularly doing a complete forward roll mid-race! I was advised to try New Balance 850. All those problems now gone. I do get some blistering on the inside of my heels, and may choose the non-standard RL-2 (narrow heel) last next time as I think this is to do with heel movement. However, a couple of strips of sports tape prevents any blistering so maybe I'll just stick to this preventative method.