In short: My First Half ...tough in places! In full: I live local and my first half ...done my homework beforehand and realised the car parks were a nightmare the last couple of years so parked at Bishopsgate and walked ...my wife and kids did say to me as the heavens opened on the 2 mile walk back to Bishopsgate that they would have rather been sitting in a warm car for 2hrs trying to get out the car park! ...yeah right!
Can't comment on organisation etc as like I said it was my first half and have no experience of any others ...as I said I'm local and run in the park at least once a week so knew where the hills were ...not sure if that helped as I was dreading the hill at mile 10 all the way round the course.
The only thing I did notice was how many times I had to check my stride so that I didn't run into people it seemed quite crowded is that normal for a race like this? ...or was it down to the narrow paths?
Marshalls/Cadets were great ...water stations were well manned ...and the crowd gave a real lift at the start, around the Copper Horse and at the finish!
I'm off to find a nice flat half ...but will definitely be back next year! Date of review: September 27, 2010