In short: Excellent event will definitely be back next year In full: Atmosphere around the route was fantastic with crowds the whole way round - going up to the Norfolk Arms reminded me of what you see at the Tour de France with crowds alongside the riders. Think we got the benefit of the wind strengthening in the second half of the race. Something must have blown me to a PB by 8 minutes. Minor gripes were the slight delay at the start while various speeches went on that were unintelligible given the poor PA system and the ridiculous queues for toilets. Date of review: April 13, 2015
In short: Flat as a pancake, perfect weather conditions made for a PB In full: Only real gripes were toilets ( not enough and no urinals) and barriers in first 1km or so were too close meaning the road was narrower than it need have been. Nice choice of pubs after for a well earned beer or six too ! Date of review: March 23, 2015
In short: Well organised and well worth the trip In full: Thought it was great apart from the dull section through Boots. Start / finish area was great but queues for toilets were enormous Felt a bit sorry for the marathon runners entering mile 24 while we were sauntering along the river bank on the way to the pub ! Date of review: October 1, 2014
In short: OK - No major gripes In full: Definite PB potential so long as you don't start too near the back. I missed mine due to be completely unfit but really with perfect weather and a flat course this should have been nailed on. Agree t-shirts are a bit naff but can't understand moans about parking - seemed no problem to me. Marshalls supportive around course but no other support and roads weren't completely traffic free.
In short: The people of Lincoln turned out in force In full: This was my first time at Lincoln and thoroughly enjoyed it. The course was flat and definite PB potential though I missed mine by 20secs.Nice atmosphere around the course and excellent through the castle area though those cobbles are a bit wearing after 9 1/2km ! Will definitely be back next year
In short: Flat but unispring course but worth it for PB In full: Main problem at start was shortage of loos. 20 minutes before start there were still half a dozen on the back of a truck. Access to start area was fine though relied on runners honesty to place themself in right area. Course flat and there must have been plenty of PB's. I beat mine by 3 1/2 minutes (although to be fair I've only done 3 !) Date of review: November 23, 2009
In full: First half marathon I have done since Sheffield 1989 and I thought it was fantastic. I agree with another poster about the BUPA boost at about 10 miles - perhaps they should have one of those sections every mile or so. The best bit though for me was hearing my wife screaming encouragement at me about 400m from the line - god knows why but it brought a tear to me eye. On top of all that I raised about £1500 for Alzheimers. What a day ! Date of review: September 21, 2009