In short: Fantastic race again from Bedford, well done In full: This is the 4th race I have entered with Bedford and the 3rd December half marathon and yet again it was fantastic. The course is challenging for all, yet manageable for all and as always it was very well organised and everyone, participants and marshalls were very friendly. I will definately enter more Bedford races. Thanks. Date of review: December 13, 2009
In short: Excellent race, sign me up for next year :-0. V. well organised In full: I did this race last year and it was good, even better this year with improved T-shirts as souveignrs and slightly less wind (although still windy on miles 6 through 8). Will definately want to do this race again next year. Tough with the hills at 4 and 9 miles, but beat my last years time by 2.5 mins so will aim for the same again next year :-) Only issues were some irrate drivers that couldn't get out of junctions due to us running past, Marshalls got a bit of an ear bashing from them, but seemed to be handled well. Date of review: January 20, 2008
In short: Extremely well organised, made up for the wet and cold. In full: This was an excellently organisered race. The atmosphere and scenery was geat. The rain pouring down at mile 4, got us all soaked through to the skin and cold with the wind, but the Marshalls were fanstic, sticking to their posts even in the wet weather. The number of marshalls on the courses was also fantastic and with 4 water stations! Also the added bonus of jelly babies at the 3rd water station - Thank you :-) The kids singing jingle bells just before the 8 mile marker was also a great pick up, I even managed a wave and a smile for the photographer. Date of review: December 9, 2007
In short: poor start and finish set up, hilly and uneven ground In full: I agree very much with what the last person has written. Good distance and views, but challenging due to the hills and diffcult under foot in most places due to the uneven ground.
Agreed T-shirts are nice, but walk to start and from finish is too long when you've just tackled a hilly 10 miles and it's cold!!! - this needs some serious consideration.
Also no toilets at the start which is a mile walk from HQ!.
It is unlikely I would do this again, mainly due to the walk at the start and finish.
Agreed marshalls were very supportive and huge thanks to you all :-) Date of review: November 18, 2007