In short: How hot? In full: This was my first half-marathon and I had to battle with my own head for most of it. I found the heat tough, but that's the only thing the organisers couldn't plan for, they thought of everything else.
The only thing I'd change would also be water in small bottles; although I carried some water I did not anticipate how thirsty I would get between the stations at 7.5 miles (felt earlier) and 9.9 miles and I got very wobbly at one point.
Otherwise I couldn't fault it for a beginners' experience.
I AM SO PROUD OF YOU SHEFFIELD!!! Date of review: April 25, 2010
In short: Amazing scenery, friendly marshalls, fabulous support from onlookers, hated cobbles on Marine Drive but loved being near the sea! As a beginner, I would have truly loved a medal and would have happily paid an extra couple of quid for this. Date of review: October 11, 2009