In short: A great addition to the Kent racing calendar. In full: The race was blessed with perfect weather conditions and was really enjoyable.It all seemed to work very well : excellent organisation , marshalling etc and a great atmosphere on the green before and after the race.I loved the course : a PB is unlikely due to the hills in the second half (especially the last one ! ) but there was very little traffic ,the scenery was lovely and I particularly enjoyed the two off-road sections through the woods.The barbecue at the finish was a nice touch , as was having Kelly Holmes in attendance-very nice of her to support the race like that.For next year , it would be good to have some trophies or similar for the winning runners , but otherwise this was a great first effort and one to remember for next year. Date of review: September 17, 2006
In short: Another great race from TRAC In full: Throughout the year ,TRAC put on a wide range of excellent races ,up to and including Kent's only remaining marathon.It can't be easy staging a half and full marathon to run concurrently , but the organisation , marshalling and general race support were first class.
The course is deceptively tough:there are no real "killer hills" (see , for instance , Dartford,NDR or Tunbridge Wells) but there seem to be an awful lot of them and their cumulative effect adds up !This year's "variable" was the very strong wind ,which made the course feel even harder.
The race also offered excellent value and good support , with less dodging of bemused holidaymakers than last year (the weather probably had a lot to do with that ).