In short: tough hilly race In full: I enjoyed this race but it is hard and suprisingly hilly. I'm a slow runner (beaten by a banana) but unlike other race you don't feel that organisers are right behind you taking the mile markers as you pass! The marshalls were brilliant throughout and its a very run race.
In short: well organised, great race In full: Its a bit elity - I did 12 minute miles and I was 3rd to last. They were taking the signs down as I was running past them! But a great race - 2nd time I've done this race and its tough but a goody. Date of review: January 23, 2011
In short: One of the best organised races I've ever taken part in In full: This may be a pricey race but its damm good. The rain didn't dampen the event, however if it had been wet on the Saturday for the kiddies runs the 'Charity Village' would have been a disaster zone a la Bath Half Marathon March 2007. A really good run and the supporters were great. Date of review: October 27, 2008
In short: great atsmosphere, great weather, great organisation - shame about the lack of water In full: My first Peterborough Half and first half marathon I've done north of London. I was very impressed with the start, in Cathedral square. Really well organised. I nabbed the last of the safety pins 45 mins before the race but the people on the 'infomation' stand were really helpful and the baggage truck worked a treat.
Running out of water at the first and second water stations was a complete no-no. I was running alongside a first time half-marathoner who was getting really upset about the lack of water and I was saying don't worry I'm sure they'll be water at the next staion and there wasn't. Infact I just picked up a few hardly used bottles and used those but as somewhen said you would normally never do that. But it was very hot out there and by 8 miles you need a drink!!
The support around the course was great. I'd say its the best I've ever experienced (never done London but done the Great South Run, Bath and Brighton halfs'). It was like the Dunkirk spirit. People were giving out water from their houses and some people had huge boles of jelly baby's.
Parking was a bit tricky and as I arrived at 10am there was big cues for the 'free' parking so I ended up paying!
But overall I really enjoyed it. The course is dull and flat but the local support is brilliant!! If the organsiers get the drinks sorted 2009 will be a cracker Date of review: October 12, 2008
In short: Great race In full: This is always a goody. Rotary Club organised races are, in my expereince, normally the best organised races around. This one was no exception. The use of the chip was an improvement this year. Just one water station is ok on a cool day but the event does need a second water station on a warm day like yesterday. However some kind folks were providing water near the pier which was great. The atsmosphere with race is always good if its sunny. The route is lined for about 20% of the way and there is real crowd support. A gem of a race. Date of review: May 19, 2008
In short: AMazing scenery, brilliantly organised race In full: This is the first time I've done the 3 Forts Half. Very hard work but the scenery is just stunning. Its one of the best organised races I've ever done, real contrast to the Bath Half. Rotary organised races are normally a sign of a well organised race and this was no exception. Date of review: May 5, 2008
In short: great day - great race In full: better route than last year. Smooth as clockwork - great organisation. I travelled from Brighton for this and its worth the travel - great city Bath. And I got a PB...yey!! Fastest half-marathon course I've done - very few hills which always suprises people. Date of review: March 21, 2006
In short: hard work but great scenery and fantastic organisation In full: One of the best organised races I ever done. Fantastic. Very hard but hugely enjoyable. Thank you Date of review: March 5, 2006