In short: One of my favourite ever races! In full: I loved todays race and getting wet and muddy. The river crossings and deep puddles were such fun! Not one to do if you're aiming for a good time - it's far too hilly for that, but if you want mud, fun and a happy feeling at the end then it's perfect. I'll be back next year! x Date of review: April 14, 2013
In short: A really lovely race despite the awful weather. In full: This was a fantastically organised race and although the scenery isn't spectacular, the support and the drumming along the way more than made up for it. Great PB potential apart from having to get past people which is always the same in a big race. I had a great day and will be looking to do this one again! Date of review: March 18, 2013
In short: A well organised 10k...with sweets at the end! Shame about the wind and rain! In full: A great race...shame about the weather, which I'll obviously blame for my time:)
Everything was very well organised. The pack was easy to collect, only a small wait for the toilet and a flat 10k. The wind did hit us as we went around the course...but it could have been worse...the hail could have hit too!
In ref to the medal situation as mentioned by the previous review...we were sent an email to say that the medals were to be sent by post because of a supplier cock up or something like that.
In short: Not a race I would get excited about In full: I have mixed views about this race. There were bits that made it good...running through the royal artillery barracks and the down hill after the royal observatory. However, I couldn't help coming away feeling a little flat and disappointed. The organisation seemed poor. I know it's not the fault of the organisers about the delayed start, but it was frustrating queuing for ages to go to the loo just before the planned start of the race and then being told it's been delayed by 45mins and then to be asked to go to our pens way in advance of the start time. This meant that I started desperate for the loo and needed to stop after a mile to go...something I would never normally do. I do have a couple more niggles...the water being given out in cups and having to collect it from the tables as there was often no one holding it out and the disorganisation at the finish line (including the lack of goody bags). I didn't really like the mad dash for cereal bars and shower gel...it all seemed a bit lazy on the organisers part and I've heard that many of the slower runners came away with nothing, but their medal. Final note...it's a music half marathon which I feel is a little misleading as you are often running in silence.
My husband said that as a spectator he felt their wasn't a great deal of atmosphere and music and he's very disappointed by me not getting a t shirt for him to steal.
Well done to those of you that enjoyed the day and came away with a super time. Date of review: September 27, 2010
In short: A little mistake made this a 11.5 miler instead, but great training for the GNR with beautiful scenery. In full: I know that we ended up running further than expected, but I think the organisers can be forgiven. I actually liked the fact we did a longer run as the prospect of the GNR now seems a lot more achievable. I wouldn't say this was a flat course by any means, but the hills weren't too bad and meant you could keep up the pace. Cross country bit means that it's likely you wont get a PB, unless like me it was your first 10miler (11.4 miles). Anyway the beautiful countryside and friendly people to run with (the American guy and his friend and Kaeren)mean that I'll be back again next year. Date of review: August 31, 2008
In short: A challenging but enjoyable first half marathon In full: I really enjoyed taking part in this run, but it was hard. There are a couple of things that I'd point out for improvement and that's a) the start - which isn't done in a particular order and means that it takes you a long time to get through the start line and for the crowd to thin out. b) My medal has Humber Half Marathon 2007 on it. Not a big deal, but would have been nice if it had the right year on it.
It really was an enjoyable run and one that I'd do again. It took me longer than I'd like and I'd imagine due to the hellish hill at 9 miles it's not one for a personal best. Running over the Humber Bridge made this run worth doing on its own. Date of review: June 30, 2008