In short: Poor signage for start/toilets/information but great once you got started. In full: This was the first half marathon for me, though I have attended a variety of other organised events, both as a spectator and a participant.
Despite a shaky start to actually find the start of the race, once started I thought it went pretty well. I would agree with many of the other comments, it would have been really helpful for there to be some kind of signage to indicate approximate running times - anyone doing a half marathon surely has some idea of the time they are likely to achieve......crazy as we are to enter a half-marathon, credit us with some sense! The other thing I would agree with is the time lag between the start of the 10K and the half.....was there even a time lagg or was it just a free for-all? that is how it appeared to me. I was standing further forward than I intended but with no guidance all I could do was judge based on how fit people looked.....not exactly scientific!
Overall though I thought the route was pretty good and more pleasant than expected. The hills towards the end were a challenge with jelly legs!! 2h 12 mins...I was happy with that - something to improve on!
Overall the event could be better but it wasn't bad, the parking was easy and plenty of places to eat at the finish....result! Date of review: March 8, 2010