In short: Has the potential to be a very good race, just let down on a couple of points. In full: The first couple of miles were very congested trying to get past the slower 10k and fun runners. Not such a problem for a plodder like me, but I could imagine the elites getting a bit annoyed by it.
I thought the course was pretty scenic and varied and was well signed and marshalled. I really enjoyed it, especially in the sunshine today. Running round Willen lake was a definate high point.
I wasn't aware that there were sports drinks on offer, but the water stations were well placed and frequent. A lucozade at mile 11 would have really made my day!
I managed to blag a free massage afterwards, courtesy of the lovely people at Isis, which more than made up for a lack of a goody bag. That said a flapjack/banana/choccy bar would have hit the spot afterwards.
It's my first half for a while, but I'd definately do it again. A great big thankyou to all who helped organise and marshall today. Date of review: March 7, 2010
In short: A bit of a let down for me In full: With the exception of the bridge I thouht the route was pretty uninspiring. Support was a little thin on the ground. I think a few sponging stations would have been nice in the heat. Date of review: June 26, 2006
In short: Hope to be back In full: I had a blast. First half marathon but really enjoyed myself. The scenery's a bit drab in places, but I suppose that's to be expected running round any city (running through a car park was definately a scenic low point). Hills weren't as nasty as I was expecting. The staff and marshalls were all helpful and encouraging. It was worth doing it just for the atmosphere along eccleshall road. Will definately be back! Date of review: May 15, 2006