In short: Great Race If 1500 people going to run a 10k on a cold morning in November In full: Been running since 1989 and don't say this about many races but this is a great race, friendly organisers & marshalling (to pick out a few marshalls the dancing lady and the American gentleman) and support (especially the hill at 4k/9k).
Even though support small they still brought the spirit of the London Marathon to the race.
Great for first timers and fun runners and friendly atmosphere for any type of runner.
Headband you are given a start of race, great fun warm up, unique medal at end and race for a good cause (Prostrate Cancer.
2 lap course a couple of hills but at least you know what to expect second time around. The crowd on the last hill towards finish amazing and get you up that hill
In short: I am sure this race longer than a 10k In full: Don't normally do 10k's as a half marathon runner but as visiting family in London thought I'd enter the race
Race is very good for beginners but I am not sure if distance correct as 'Runkeeper'on phone told me it was 10.5k and Marshall told me that I was at 9.3 on final lap and was well on course to break 50 or even 49 minutes. No chip timing but ok for the price as at least you get a medal, t-shirt, canvas bag and juice drink at finish. Very friendly atmosphere amongst runners
May do another race in the series Date of review: May 4, 2014
In short: Birmingham the 6th In full: Great Organisation, Great Crowd and Support at start and on course and at end. Good value for what you get. Will do it again as done previous 6. Hill at 11 miles really tough and but I say leave it in as gives us all something to moan about. Well done Birmingham and West Midlands you'll be challenging Great North in several years for half marathon title Date of review: October 23, 2013
In short: Wolverhampton the 6th In full: Enjoyed race took time off from last year but running since 2008. I started 3 minutes late but personally, I enjoyed the twists and turns as gave me that push every now and again and got me a PB on the course. Thanks again to the organisers, volunteer marshalls, fellow runners, supporters, banks beer bike and the Asian ladies who were giving away free orange juice and bottled water out of their own expense from their house. Will be back next year Date of review: September 7, 2013
In short: Comments for 2012 Race - 5th Time ran event and will be back in 2013 In full: This was my 111th half and for any first timers who are thinking about doing a half marathon get yourself out there as value for money with a unique medal and great goody bag.
Enjoyable race and got under my target of 2 hours but for all those who just got around Well Done!. Tough Hill at 10 and a half miles but knew it was coming so saved my energy.
Organisation, Marshalls, First Aiders and crowd support excellent as per usual. Please Please Please can we just have smaller bottles of Powerade as easier to carry and not wasted.
All in all excellent race and I'll be back.
Message for Sharon runner 8875 you got under 2 hours I bet your pleased!
My condolescence also go out to for the runner who died at the end to his family and friends
In short: Happy Birthday to me, Happy Birthday to me, my legs are feeling tired In full: Thank you, thank you and thank you again to all the marshalls, supporters and runners on the day for getting me around. Felt good up to 7 miles then things started to get tough for me the last 6 and struggled the last 2 miles. No fault of the course just night before caught up with (camping, 6 mile walk and stomach problems not good preparation for a race). It was my birthday and also my 108th half so will put this in my top 10 for it's organisation, unique medal, value for money, chip timing on race number and not having to tie on to your trainers, challenging and mostly traffic free scenic course, loads of fruit bars, water and loads of bananas. Great marshalling and Organisation and support from all including those running the race. The course not as hilly as I expected and I will be back if anything and I'll stay in a Bed and Breakfast and enjoy the day even more and beat my time which I know I was capable of doing Thanks again from 'Yannon's Dad' See you in 2012 Date of review: May 31, 2011
In short: My 105th half Marathon and 3rd year in a row and I think I'll be back again In full: Great Organisation and a challenging course to get you a PB. Water stations excellent with bottled water, marshalling great and what support there is along course was excellent and vocal. Chip timing, medal, t-shirt and goody bag for price really good. Slight congestion at start with slower runners but will take you a minute or so to pick up your own pace. Good run in after tackling slight hill at 10 and a half miles. Friendly atmosphere as always with other runners, marshalls and support. Date of review: September 13, 2010
In short: BRING IT ON FOR 2010 In full: Enjoyed the race - agree need more mile markers as didn't see the first one until 4 miles then realised going too fast. Will do again - great water stations, marshalling and support - glad of the Chip timing and the goody bag Date of review: September 8, 2009