In short: A fast, flat race with a great atmosphere, but organisation could be improved In full: This was my second time running the UFD half, and I know it's a long-running gripe but it would have been nice to have the distance certified, as we started a long way back from where we did a couple of years ago! The start was pretty shambolic, with nobody being able to determine where the start line was or even what direction we should be running in!
Those complaints aside, it was a really enjoyable race - the organisers and marshalls were more enthusiastic that at pretty much any race I've run, which was doubly impressive given that they were standing around for hours in the freezing rain!
I think lapped races are like marmite - you either love or hate them, but there's no denying that this race has huge PB potential; you won't find a flatter half anywhere!
All in all, an enjoyable morning, and a PB for me! I'll be back agin, hopefully for a distance-certified half...... Date of review: September 24, 2012