In short: Definitey requires better organisation at the start and finish if they want more runners e In full: Most of the faults on the day, for me, were of my own making. Feel really sorry though for those who took longer than around 4 hours if they didn't have their own drinks with them. I did, which, as it turned out was about the only thing I got right! I would like to try again next year - hopefully it won't be as hot! Both marshals and supporters were brilliant. I much prefer it to London. Date of review: June 2, 2009
In short: Very challenging with seemingly more 'up' than 'down' but encouragement along the way is quite uplifting! In full: My second time around. Slightly slower than last year, I think, but I'm certainly not ranked amongst the elite so an extra minute means nothing compared to the feel good factors that seem to be part and parcel of this event; from the brilliant organisation right through to all the people involved before, after and along the route it is undoubtedly a great experience and has now become my favourite race. I felt that we,the runners, were really cared for, and a special thank you goes to the young girl who was telling everyone 'well done - only a mile and a half to go!' - It certainly encouraged me to put a bit extra in! Date of review: July 16, 2007
In short: Boring and tedious. In full: Sounded like a good idea a week ago. Had great expectations; but for starters the information given in the email didn't materialise (i.e.that we could verify our places in the correct race - there being a few different events on that day - on the website). Then when I emailed a query by clicking on the link in it back to the club it bounced back - unrecognised. So I was already unimpressed before I got there. Picking up the numbers on the day worked ok - but only, I think, because there weren't that many entrants. I have to say though that the girls in charge of that part of it were very well organised. But then, the whole event was fairly well organised. Major gripes: 1.)We had to do 2 laps round the playing field (Road Race!?)before going out onto the pavement/road. 2.)The distance markers were way out. 3.)The poor solitary man at the one water station (fair enough for a 10k)could not cope. 4.)The prizes were missable (were there any?) and finally 5.) A boring, tedious route which, along with the poorly placed markers, I found quite demotivating.
In short: picturesque, challenging, well organised, very friendly, great slightly downhill finish! In full: This was my second Humber half (first one in 2006)and I enjoyed it very much. It was a great friendly atmosphere and I felt it was much better organised at the start than last year. The only drawback for myself and my other club colleagues (all ladies)was the shortage of ablutions for the number of race entrants. Whilst there is plenty of shrubbery around, having driven over a hundred miles to get there, more amenities would have been preferable, and in more than one location. (Leeds even had portaloos at a point somewhere along the course as well!) Still a favourite one for me though. Date of review: June 29, 2007
In short: Picturesque, challenging, made a date in my diary already for next year! In full: It was challenging, especially with 'that hill'! It has been the highlight so far for me this year! I think the weather, the scenery and the general atmosphere really made it for me. I did , however, have difficulty in following the map to find the start. A very helpful Rotary Club member helped me out. He was a few miles from the start in a location that I mistook for the one on the map. Perhaps they were expecting others to make the same mistake?! All in all though it was thoroughly enjoyable and could only be improved by 'electronic chipping' and people who were better prepared at the water stations. (I have never had to stand and wait for water before although I must say that some were aware and ready, just not enough of them! Date of review: June 26, 2006