In short: FAB, FAB and FAB In full: Great race. Second time here. Very relaxed and friendly atmosphere. Excellent organisation. Like the fact there were lots of signs from the motorway giving directions to race (dont often see that). Will be back again !!! Date of review: April 19, 2009
In short: Great event. Something about running by the sea !!! In full: Was disappointed about the delay at the start....AGAIN !!!???
Other than that, things seemed to have improved slightly where the water and drinks were concerned. But after lasts years DISASTER...I was surprised that the general running of things (no pun intended) didnt seem to have been improved by a greater degree.
I was expecting a real WOW...they have really upped their game. But didnt feel that way. Which, for such a big event, is surprising.
On the whole though, enjoyable. And good atmosphere.
Wish the full marathon was on next year. Would have been tempted to give it a shot.
Hey ho.....good excuse to say 'Damn...cant do it, not on anymore' !! hahaha
Well done all you folks who did the 2nd lap. Impressive.
PS: Agree with the comments about the bloke on the mike !!! "Irritating" springs to mind. Date of review: June 6, 2006
In short: Cant wait til next year !!!!!!!!!! In full: Did this race in 2004, beginning to think Boddington has a huge sun of it's own shining down as it was a scorcher on that day too !!!!!!!
Was nearly tempted to go home when I was reduced to tears after being verbally attacked by an over zealous enroller in the registration queue as I attempted to explain I was only trying to get out of everyone's way, as she lunged for an application form !!!!!!!!!!!!! (Goodness).
However, my faith was restored in fellow runners by a lovely lady I spent the last mile of the race with chatting about out running experiences. Phew.
Agree with many other comments about that last trawl around that feild :( Date of review: May 30, 2006
In short: Great race !!! In full: Throughly enjoyed the race. Pity about the weather being a bit grotty. But didnt spoil the atmosphere. Same nasty hills at 8-9k and to the finish. But medal and choc at the end....ooo...and Ashley Giles and Ewan Thomas...BONUS !!!!!!! Date of review: May 22, 2006
In short: Great first time half-marathon. In full: Did this a few years ago as my first half-marathon. Thoroughly enjoyed it again this year. Only moan is about the traffic control for about the last mile or so.....when you are deluded with exhaustion (haha), last thing you need is to be dodging traffic. I struggled to cross to the other side on the last bend before the entrance to the finish. Would have been good to have had a marshall in place there. Date of review: April 10, 2006