In short: Scenic race, great goody bag! In full: A lovely half marathon along a flat and scenic route. The first three miles or so are a bit congested as it follows the (open) road alongside Kew Gardens but once you hit the tow path it's great. the tow path itself was a little slippery, but what would expect with the weather we've had!! Great goody bag with medal, technical t-shirt, running socks, water and banana and the running village area was good too. Would definately do it or the 10k again! Date of review: March 24, 2014
In short: LOOK OUT, HILL!! :) In full: Second time of doing this race and once again very enjoyable, even with the steep hill at the end! The marshalls and organisation are excellent, even in the windy wet weather we had this year they still kept smiling! My one and only (minor) gripe is that it isn't chip timed, but that's only a very small point in what is a fantastic locally run race. I'll definately be back again! Date of review: February 24, 2014
In short: Lovely Boxing Day Cross Country In full: Lovely race to do on Boxing day to blow out the cobwebs! Paths were muddy and slippy but fine if you're in trail shoes. The hills at half way were short and sharp but overall the race was really good. Beer at the finish too, result!! Date of review: December 26, 2013
In short: Worst Organised Race I Have Ever Done!!! Never Again!! In full: My review will mirror pretty much everyone elses, but just so the organisers get an idea of the debacle, here are my points in bullet format.
1. Far too many runners- halve it!! 2. Have a wave start by predicted finishing time. A random wave start is a waste of time, I spent the WHOLE race weaving around people, ended up 7 minutes off my pb! 3. Water stations a joke, too short and only one side of the road. 4. Delayed start, standing in blazing hot sun, didn't cross the start line until 10:15am 5. Toilets: Far too few at the baggage drop, none on the walk to and from the baggage drop and none on the course, ridiculous. 6. 'Entertainment' - one word, pointless. 7. Cost - £50 is too expensive, especially as the technical tops are such poor quality.
I'll never do this again. the organisers need to shape up or ship out. Take some learnings from the BUPA 10000 which is very well organised. Date of review: July 18, 2013
In short: Horrific weather, nice route, no foil blankets! In full: My first time doing the MK Half and to be honest left feeling a little disappointed by a couple of minor things which could so easily have been different. Firstly, only water at the feed stations, no energy drinks, and secondly, no foil blankets at the end. No-one could have predicted the horrendous weather, but a foil blanket at the end would have made a massive difference to everyone. I thought the course itself was good, and the inclines at the end not as bad as I had feared, only the steep (short) slope up to the bridge at mile 12 had me struggling. A big thank you goes out to all the marshalls and brave spectators! To top it all off i beat my pb by 2 minutes! Date of review: March 6, 2012
In short: PB potential, great atmosphere! In full: Like most people have said this is a very well organised and run event! Definate pb potential because it's a flat race track. Like most, i would definately recommend making it a 10K! Date of review: January 31, 2011
In short: Great all round half marathon In full: Would definately do it again! Very well organised, great route and crowds! Only slight downside is that there aren't enough loos! But its not enough to put you off!! Date of review: October 13, 2010
In short: Great crowds, and good, fast, pb getting course but let down by the organisation at the finish In full: My first Bath Half marathon and one which i thoroughly enjoyed (probably because i knocked 19 minutes off my pb!). The crowds throughout were fantastic and really spurred everyone on, and the course was definately quick. My only complaint was the lack of organisation at the end when you were funneled very slowly back into the village, getting colder and colder. Those who moaned about being freezing cold at the start need to get a bit of a reality check, it's early March in Britain for gawds sake, what did you expect!! Go to a charity shop, buy a jumper for 50p then ditch it at the start! Bit of a no brainer really!! Oh, and my Garmin also registered 13.25 miles! Date of review: March 15, 2010