In short: Cracking, absolutely cracking. In full: Well what do you say...
I finished in 6:06:57, I was going fine until halfway when my knee started playing up but after stopping and giving it a rub it eased of and I struggled on until 35k when it completely went and it took all I had to shuffle along.
The crowd were phenomenal and got me through to the end.
This is by far the gratest race in the UK. Date of review: April 28, 2009
In short: Destined to be a great Half Marathon..... In full: A good race for their first attempt however some things still need to be addressed in time for next year and the "World Half Championships".
Agree that I cannot see the point of starting at the Stadium if we were not starting on the track (as per the Sheffield Half Marathon in the Don Valley stadium) and that there were far to few toilets however an easy way to sort this out would have been to also set up urinals as well as potable toilets.
Also the 15 minuet delay at the start kind of took the lustre off the shine of this (rather expensive) new race.
However all this said once the race got going and we got to the city centre, the crowds and the occasion took over and this turned in to a cracking run.
The medal and t-shirt were fantastic and the organisation at the baggage trucks was the better than I have seen even at the Great North and London Marathon.
All in all a good building block for what is destined to be a great Half Marathon. Date of review: October 27, 2008
In short: What can I say but FANTASTIC! In full: Once again despite the sweltering conditions this was an absolutely fantastic race, the problems of last years t-shirts have been sorted and this is now on it's way to being one of the best in the country.
And despite the hot weather and the killer hill at the 12 mile point I somehow managed to squeeze out a PB… :o)