In short: Did the 6 hr race on Sunday, very good organisation, great scenery, lovely race. In full: Really enjoyed this. Great location in the forest for the start/finish and camping area. Lots of space, no queues for loos or showers, very relaxed.
7 km course is a good length for a 6 hr race and this one is actually quite hilly - well, 3.5 k up hill, 3.5 k down hill! Weather was good, nice dry trails but it was pretty humid. Still, nice breeze on the tops and shade from the trees lower down. Pleasant route and some fine views.
Great to be able to park close to the race route for refuelling etc.
For a first event it was really well organised, lots of facilities and good atmosphere – lets hope more people sign up to this next year. Still, in a bigger field I might not have won the solo race!!
Also, hats off to the winning pairs team. 13 laps is awesome!!
In short: Fantastic! Perfect weather, perfect organisation and a new PB! In full: My second A Coventry Way and really enjoyed it. Great weather and underfoot conditions (last time it was mostly under water!). Very, very well organised, friendly and great marshalls. Very grateful for the extra water point after the canal section. And I improved my time by over an hour!
Looking forward to next year already! Date of review: April 19, 2010
In short: Another great race, well done to all the team at Epilepsy Action! In full: Great organisation, definite PB potential, traffic free, impressive start/finish area, friendly marshalls and even perfect weather. What more could you want? Date of review: March 22, 2010
In short: Tough! But in glorious surroundings. In full: Fantastic weather today for some glorious views, but this is a tough race. When you are not slogging uphil you and slipping and sliding downhill. A brilliantly organised race (great food at checkpoints and at the finish). Just do it! Date of review: January 23, 2010
In short: Very cold, wet and grey, but despite that the marshalls kept smiling! In full: Very good organisation, good route (potentially quick in good weather?), cheery and encouraging marshalls and quailty T-shirt. Well done Clowne! Date of review: November 29, 2009
In short: I did enjoy this race, but the organisation needs to be improved! In full: So, overall, would I do this again? Yes! I did enjoy the run, its local, easy to get to and the weather was good!
The constructive feedback (I think its all been mentioned before but...):
If this race gets bigger either send out the timing chips beforehand or have a proper queuing system. Get mile markers right and make sure they are visible (I missed many). Make sure the 5 mile race is 5 miles.... The drinks station just after half way wasn't even ready to hand out water (this was 30 minutes into the race...) Ask the marshals to engage more, they were very disinterested. Traffic control just passed the Interchange was patchy - myself and other runners had to cross amongst moving cars... I thought the finish was clear, but clearly it caused lots of confusion....
That said looking forward to next year's race! Date of review: October 26, 2009
In short: Great day out, good atmosphere, good organisation, great weather! In full: My second Coventry Half and much better than last year, good to see the organisers listening to feedback and making improvements - the start in particular.
No faults this year (though I suspect mile marker 8 was out and the race clock was 1 minute slow?), but enjoyed my run, good support, good marshalling and lovely autumn scenery! Date of review: October 26, 2009
In short: Fast, flat and fantastic in the sun! In full: After helping to organise this race last year it was a pleasure to be able to run it. Weather was just about perfect, cold, sunny and little wind.
Ran my second fastest 10k, so happy with the time, and definitely has the potential to challenge my PB.
Organisation was spot on, well done to all the team at Epilepsy Action - and results online within hours of the race, fantastic! Date of review: March 29, 2009
In short: Fantastic race is the most idyllic setting In full: Loved this race, 'undulations' were challenging, and so was the weather to the turn (cold breeze, heavy rain), but run back felt like spring!
Faster than I expected, but had a good run and a feeling of having really 'raced'.
Would recommend this to anyone! Well done Eden Runners. Date of review: March 2, 2009