In short: A great event, why didn't I do this sooner?! In full: This was my first half for nearly a year after getting over a few injuries, and I managed to get round just a minute slower than my PB! A lovely course.
However, I'm not one to dwell on negativity, but one or two earlier reviewers were a bit out of order.
Whilst my thoughts go out to the two runners who collapsed near the end and not knowing the current status at time of writing, I really hope they make a complete recovery.
What I really want to say is what a fabulous half marathon this is. The organisers put on a great day, the marshalls around the course were really supportive (I did my best to thank them as I ran!) especially Mr Motivator at a mile and a half from the end! The water stations were great, just at right intervals. The finish goody bag was good and the tech t-shirt is definitely the best I've ever received!
Thanks Kenilworth for a great day! This is on my calendar for next year - see you there! Date of review: September 27, 2010
In short: Challenging, but great scenery In full: Despite it being very warm day and despite THAT hill (!), a scenic run round the grounds of Blenheim. I mostly enjoyed it, just the heat got to me on 3rd lap so slowed down somewhat. Nevertheless, Mr Motivator on the bridge got me going for the final stretch so thanks to him and thanks to all the organisers/marshalls. Date of review: October 8, 2009
In short: A great event, fab 9 miler through great countryside In full: I did this event for the first time last year, enjoyed it so much I came back for more! It's a great run to on a Sunday morning. Well organised, friendly marshalls, love the massage before and after! Minor niggle was the start, surely there's a better way to line up? But that's just a minor prob, overall I congratulate the event organisers. Well done! I'll be back next year! Date of review: June 23, 2009
In short: Great race, great day, fab organisation In full: Well done Cov! First time I've run this event, and only my second half but still managed to improve and get a PB. Organisation, marshalls, signs - all good. One very small suggestion, can the organisers send out baggage tags with the entry pack, it might speed up the bag drop-off. Date of review: October 20, 2008
In short: Superb day In full: Weather was perfect, race was great and I ran a best ever PB at 47.38 (to be confirmed!)...what more can I ask for? I'd missed this event for a few years, so the 10k course had been changed, but I have to say it is a massive improvement over the previous 'laps' that used to make up the event. Date of review: April 25, 2005