In short: First time running a half marathon without the city masses and it was great! In full: Was a bit nervous entering this as I normally run the big city halfs that allow you to hide amongst the masses. However, the field was a respectable size but you had space to run, no mile long queues for the toilet and the close by parking was fab - beats having to wait for park and ride when you're tired. A really friendly feel and one of my first comments to my husband when I finished was about the super marshalling - well done Chippenham I hope to be back next year! Date of review: September 21, 2013
In short: Great race and atmosphere but probably too expensive for the experience. In full: My home Half-marathon and a really enjoyable experience with a PB :)
Lots of regular info in lead up to the race via facebook and email, so kept fully informed about conditions etc.
Race day was very chilly but plenty of supporters to cheer you round - thanks to all the volunteers you really make the difference!
I like the two lap course as you really know what to expect and seeing the elite go whizzing by is always impressive. I do feel though that there should be more colour bands according to predicted times - the congested first mile doesn't doesn't help this as there was lots of weaving and overtaking not great for the faster or slower runners.
Finish was well organised and I was able to collect my bag quickly.
Loved the experience and want to repeat it but it all depends on the price!
Husband and children took part in Family Fun Run and enjoyed the experience - kids were slightly disappointed that they did not get a goody bag as they previously have done, although they were grateful for the sweets.
Hope to be back next year :) Date of review: March 4, 2013