In short: What a well organised race, my first ever marathon and I can see why it's the number one UK marathon, great flat course and friendly faces everywhere, I loved how happy and encouraging the marshalls were, top drawer! See you in 2014 Date of review: October 7, 2013
In short: Very challenging but rewarding In full: Very tough race with crazy hills, I had to walk up loads of them, superb route and views and a great atmosphere, the finish was the anti climax, no t shirt unless you pre paid and no well done, water, nothing at all at the finish line, shocking. Date of review: August 19, 2013
In short: Superb race, why would anybody moan this year? In full: I got a pb by nearly a minute, the weather was freezing but everyone was still smiling. Parking was fine, a massive field, some cars were skidding but that was due to the weather.
The course was two laps very flat and fast and the distance was spot on, i'll be doing this again next year for sure.
There were no issues with the start, this is the fastest 10k race i've ever done, nailed on pb race! Date of review: March 10, 2013
In short: Well done Lichfield In full: Overall this was a great event and I will do it agin next year. The start needs to be changed as it was most bizzare when there was a massive open field next to it. I too, also wondered why the '200 metres to go' sign was well after the 13 mile marker ? Having said this, it was a nice route, far more scenic than B'ham and Wolves Half Marathons and the marshalls seemed very friendy as did the vocal residents of Whittington - it was NOT a flat race, the long slow inclines were not exactly hills but i would have prefered to know before the race, overall a massive thumbs up though from me - if the conditions were cooler this would be pb heaven! Date of review: May 2, 2011
In short: Great Event In full: This is the second year I have done this Half Marathon and I was really pleased, even better than last year due to mile markers....yes there were some slow runners at the front but it fanned out after 100 metres so it wasn't really a problem.
Also to the people sying it was hilly, you must be joking? one of the fastest half marathons I have done by far...yes there are a few hills towards the end but they are not big hills?
Well worth the money and i'll be back next year, oh and pb'd this year and last :-) Date of review: September 9, 2010
In short: Great atmosphere...but..... In full: Super tight having to buy a T-Shirt?? The change from October ruined most peoples experience as it was far too hot. There was no water at the start and even though this was the hottest day of the year, the first water station was at 3 miles?? Thw worst goody bag I have seen. Having siad this, the people of Coventry were fantastic and make it worth coming back, I just feel the organisers have looked tosave money in every aspect of this event :-( Date of review: May 24, 2010
In short: Awesome, see you in 2011 In full: This is the first time I've done this race and I loved it.Very well organised and a great atmosphere.It's great that you get soup and roll at the end and a medal too. The course isn't that flat with a couple of energy sapping hills in the last mile just to challenge you.I'll be back again next year for sure. Much better views than road races! Date of review: February 19, 2010
In short: Superb Race - Shame Paula had a sore throat!?? In full: Great atmosphere again, Don't want to be too negative as this was an awesome race, great route with pb potential, better than last year... best goodie bag I have ever seen with a quality medal. Only negatives were poor start, due to Marshalls having NO control over slow runners starting in the wrong sections...also the NIA staff were awful and rude and that's being nice about them. Having said that, this is one of the best Half Marathons I have done, last years was also great and i'll be back in 2010! Date of review: October 15, 2009
In short: I loved it, mile marker thing was lame, but I had my Garmin...Got a PB and ran my first sub 2hr half, super speedy first 7 miles then hills! Overall fast and great for a beginner, will deffo do this again next year, oh and great medal and goody bag! Date of review: September 16, 2009
In short: I got a really bad time, this was down to poor preperation, I did really enjoy it though and will be back next year, not as fast as you would think but different and original..good atmosphere, see you all in 2010 Date of review: July 8, 2009