In short: A more challenging half with a number of hills In full: The weather really dominated the day and I think the marshalls deserve a huge thank you for their time. Most of the points such as the start have already been mentioned. The early start is a plus as it still leaves most of the day free. On another day I might even have run fast enough to take advantage !! Date of review: February 28, 2010
In short: An excellent half marathon with loads of PB potential, great marshalls and a generous goody bag. In full: This is an excellent race. The event is well organised and marshalled. The results were ready the same day.
The course is an interesting route and good for a PB. Whether its your first half or 50th this has something for all.
I will certainly be back again next year. Date of review: February 8, 2010
In short: A great race with sufficient challenge but still potential for a PB In full: A very enjoyable race on quiet county roads/tracks. A few undulations provie a bit of a challenge without any killer hills. Liked the long-sleeved T-shirt and the race marshalls were excellent. Well done to Grange Farm. Date of review: November 8, 2009
In short: Mostly flat and fast with a couple of inclines In full: An excellent 10k - really well organised and nice to get a hot shower after. Makes a good day out when combined with the Fleet Air Arm Museum over the road. Date of review: April 18, 2009
In short: An excellent race - well organised, flat, fast course with lots of PB potential. In full: Lovely conditions were the icing on the cake for a well organied race. The course is as flat as you can get. The marshalls were fantastic. Plenty of water stations on route and very little traffic. Thanks again Great Bentley Running Club. Date of review: February 8, 2009
In short: An excellent race. Well organised, well supported, friendly marshalls, so much better than sale shopping !! In full: Slight change to the start and finish this year seemed to work well. As always, the race was well organised, marshalled and supported.
The techinical t-shirt made a nice change from the usual cotton ones. Thanks again to Witham RC. Date of review: December 27, 2008
In short: An excellent race; well organised, well marshalled, a decent goody bag. In full: Thanks to Billericay Striders for once again putting on an excellent race. Its not surprising that the race is full each year - well done. Date of review: November 2, 2008
In short: A race made for a PB - though maybe not this year given the wind and rain. In full: I was hoping that I might get to the magic 45 minute mark in this race but despite running well the wind and rain were huge limiting factors today !
Can we go back to the usual weather for next year ? Dead calm, about 15-16 degrees would be ideal. Otherwise the race was perfect. Well done to the marshalls and organisers especially given the conditions.