In short: Muddy and good In full: Had a long day at work and decided to wear far too tight running tights, which never helped, but lovely air and scenery - the starter could have done with a mic. as I couldn't hear a word he said.
Wanted a medal though, a pen a mars and a bottle of water were ok, but I like a bit of shiny. Date of review: June 11, 2009
In short: Hot and Hellish but all kudos to organisers In full: A well run race, but the weather conspired to just make it too hot for me, and had quite a major PW, but a lovely scenic route, and not a bad price, I'll be back in the colder months. Date of review: May 24, 2009
In short: Does what it says on the tin In full: Well ran race, nothing to write home about course wise, some pavement work, and a nice grass finish, got me medal, drink and snack out of it, free tea and coffee for runners.
Did the job, worth turning up for, and I'd do it again, just not a stunner of a run. Date of review: May 17, 2009
In short: Hellish Hills and Heat but Great Fun! In full: Well that hurt. Bracknell is made of hills I knew nothing about! - Great work by Bracknell on the water stations, I would have seriously not finished if it weren't for the sponges, I was overheating after about 5km - Evil evil bloody hills, hit a wall at about 7 miles that I've never hit before, but managed to knock it off, along with the stitch it came with.
Lots of clapping and high fives along the route really made me smile, and 2 jelly babies helped too!, and a great finish with the crowds, I was really pleased to record a sub 1.50 time with the hot conditions, I've now got a lovely sunburn except for where my Garmin (which was playing up as ever) and my ipod was.
I'll be back!
As an aside, I was a little wary about leaving my bag unprotected in the tent, but it's only a small quibble.
Love the goodies for the money! Date of review: May 10, 2009
In short: Always good, but not as good as before In full: My 3rd run, and for a race that I love to do, I was not happy with the new course, which just squashed all the runners together for the 1st K or so, so had to pick my way around newbies for ages, killing my time, and cramped me and the runners around me at the finish line when we were funnelled into a line.
The start could have been organised a lot better, even advising us to get ourselves into time controlled sections would have helped. Date of review: May 4, 2009
In short: Great race but needed more water In full: This is the third time I've run this race, as it was so hot today they really could have done with another water station, it's a really drying course. Date of review: April 5, 2009
In short: Pleasant Course, with 1 Rising Hill about halfway In full: Very well marshaled, I'm not a big fan of spinning through subway gates, almost lost my balance once, but can't be helped - Very clear cut instructions and is always nice to end in a stadium - Nice to get a hat at the end - a bit different! Date of review: November 25, 2007
In short: Great scenery, fresh air and friendly staff In full: An enjoyable run, big hill after the first mile, but a lovely fast course with great air, great scenery and lovely staff, superb. Date of review: October 28, 2007
In short: A great half-marathon, runs like clockwork with great finish In full: There's something special about finishing in front of a massive crowd in a football stadium - a great race, run really well by a good team, not impressed with the little loop around greenpark at the end, but great fun. Date of review: October 28, 2007
In short: Pleasant fast 10k road run In full: My first foray into the 10K distance, very pleasant, shame about the rain, but posted a quick time and it ran like clockwork. good work folks. Date of review: October 28, 2007