In short: Great, welcoming race, will be back In full: Lovely location and route, good value, very well organised, great free parking near the start finish. Course fun to run, pretty quick (I got a new PB slashing 3mins off my previous time) if the weather is great like it was this year then you won't fail to enjoy yourself. Would highly recommend. Date of review: October 25, 2010
In short: Good well organised race, but needs more atmosphere In full: Two or three bands/musical groups along the way would make the route and the race experience much more enjoyable, surely there would be some local students/groups who would charge little nothing to just be a part of this event and it would really help us runners pick up the pace! Date of review: June 16, 2009
In short: Perfect weather, perfect organisation, brilliant support especially from the local school children In full: This was my first Half Marathon i'd ever taken part in and i'm glad I picked Bracknell for this, as there was lots of support all around the course, mixed group of runners, lots of marshalls and police/couldn't fault the organisation (it was the first race i've been to where there were the right amount of toilets for the amount of runners!) and the goody bag was very good value. Will be back, loved it. Date of review: May 13, 2009
In short: First time run, will be back. In full: The scenery was by far the best part of the race. There was an odd part right at the start of the 10k where we went onto a main road and had to run past an open petrol station (dodging cars!) thought this was quite dangerous and needless as once past this there was loads of countryside en-route to run in. Advice to anyone novice or beginner: save your energy, there are some large inclines, especially one right near the end! Fantastic having physio/massage stalls at the end, raising money for the charity. Was especially helpful as I was nursing an injury and was able to find out what was going on and what I could do about it. Main Negative: Large queue at pub for toilets(please invest in lots of loos next year!) Main Positive: Scenery, absolutely breathtaking-English countryside in the summer at it's best.
Those hills won't beat me, I will be back! Date of review: June 16, 2008
In short: Very enjoyable day, perfectly coordinated between the marshals and police In full: Even the traffic was stopped everytime runners approached to cross the road-so it didn't affect anyone's times a jot. Great route, part road/path, part country park. People very friendly, with county fair on at the same time, makes a great family day out. Only minor point was there was no specific certificate for the 5 mile race, only the fun run. Will definitely sign up next year though without hesitation, thoroughly recommended. Date of review: June 4, 2008