In short: Bad start, bad finish, first 3m too crowded, feel ripped off and very disappointed In full: Whilst most of the postings have reflected my views I really object to being ripped off in races that try to squeeze too many people onto an unsuitable course, it was not as criminally overfilled or expensive as Bath but wasn't far behind.
It is no fun to organise a race in these conditions, or indeed to marshall it. But the mistakes are basic.
The amount of people made the first 3 miles a nightmare, reason - too many people on an unsuitable course, too much money from the race??. a line of people across the finish area, taking off chips was unbelievable. Glad I jumped out of the way and sorted it myself.
Relatively few mile markers, sorry guys, put them in place securely, we are looking for a measure of where we are, this ruined pacing for many.
As for receiving bugger all for my Â£22 totally unacceptable.
In short: Rural, well organised, good weather excellent value for money In full: First time and very impressed with the value for money. Expensive races please take note. £7 for this well organised rural race complete with free tea and cakes. Hills were challenging but pleased with the run Date of review: November 15, 2009
In short: Many of the right ingredients - Just too greedy In full: First time in Bath and oh so frustrating. It is there, fantastic crowds, lovely place, without repeating all of the things already mentioned, most of this could be solved if it is accepted there are far too many runners for this location at the most expensive half marathon price i have come across. Running High please read the comments and listen. There are too many people saying the same thing. Date of review: March 17, 2009
In short: Lovely venue, definitley return job such a shame it was not even close to 10k In full: I thought this was a lovely race and really enjoyed doing it, village 10k's don't come up like this very often. However it was highly priced for a race that did not have KM markers and had not been measured. I checked with my Garmin and a number of other peoples, it was around 0.25m short, very disappointing, that being said i will be back if they continue the race next year Date of review: September 23, 2007
In short: race was ok but local pubs had no food and no children allowed In full: It was not really clear where the start line was so didn't know when we had crossed it. Start was congested so first mile was slow due to mud and narrow footpath from Cantley Park. Biggest criticism was the local town. Tried 3 pubs and none were doing food and none accepted children. This took the edge of a nice race, real shame Date of review: February 13, 2006