In short: Hard as nails for a road runner but great race. In full: Really enjoyed this race. Tough cookie though, but as said great area to run in, really loved it even though it was so tough. Great Value race a massive thank you to all who made it possible, but could you turn down the heat next year I was sweating. Date of review: August 19, 2012
In short: Hard as nails, full on head wind, water crossing, phew ,tough tough tough In full: If you want a challenge then this is it. I reckon this was harder than a marathon. Mainly due to the head wind, boy it was windy, then rain that stung you as you ran, then, river crossings that literally just sapped the last bit of energy out of you.
A unique experience that I would probably not do again. As close to a desert race as many of us will do.
Im a 1-50 HM runner and this took me 2-21
Only real critism is that there was a lack of toilet facilities a the start, meaning I abandoned that hope and set off. Of course, there are no hedges to jump behind here neither. Date of review: August 14, 2012
In short: Superb organisation, superb support and great route. In full: Can not say anything else really. Superb in every way accept my disapointing time. Very challenging last mile for sure to burst your lungs Date of review: May 14, 2012
In short: Not Spoilt by the most horrendous weather conditions immaginable In full: Cold, Wet, very wet, windy you name it weather wise it had it. But Couldn't take away from the brilliant organisation and friendly event. Dancing marshalls and cars playing rocky music just keep you going. Great event if not a tough event, anyone even considering doing a Marathon should fit this race in to their schedule. Date of review: May 2, 2012
In short: Nice Course, it's run like clockwork, and great scouse wit experienced when running In full: Really enjoyed my second race. I know many will moan about the crowded start but its being rectified for next year and it's chip timing anyway so does it matter unless your elite? Organisers work really hard to get this event on and should get praise for doing so. A little on the expensive side but still just about worth it. Well done guys and see you next year. Date of review: March 22, 2012
In short: A great course with enthusiastic Spectators, well organised In full: A strange course this one, its city based with a few villages to run too before you run back to the city. Also you get to take in two countries. Brilliantly organised with great PB potential for the more focused club runner but still enough fun to be had for the runner like myself that went from a target of 4-30 to "please god let me finish" This was my first marathon and all I can say is that I am so so so glad I chose Chester. Well done to all the organisers, it went like clockwork from the start to the end. Date of review: October 10, 2011
In short: Hilly in places, today was incredibly wet, but still good support form the crowd In full: Organised like clock work through a city and housing estates, great support despite the atrocious weather. Well worth sticking on your calender for next year. Date of review: June 12, 2011
In short: A long way from home but worth every moment of the Journey. In full: This is my 6th Half marathon and with out a shadow of doubt the best yet. A truly stunning place to run, excellent organisation, friendly, a goody bag to die for and all to the sound of bag pipes. My only critique would be that for a Cheshire runner it aint flat!! mildly hilly and the wind this year was really strong with the odd gale force rain shower. However it just added to the fun. So next year, do as I did this year, make a holiday/long weekend of it and you won't be disappointed. Thank you so much to the organiser's and the Marshals whom were excellent out in that weather. Date of review: May 31, 2011
In short: Fast, Furious and with helpful scousers to keep you going. In full: My 3rd half marathon since re-commencing running and definitely the best so far. Really friendly with lots of enthusiasticly dressed runners and supporters. Given some jelly babies at 12 miles from the crowd that definitely got me over the line. will definitely be back again. Thanks Liverpool Date of review: March 28, 2011