In short: Great day - need more toilets In full: Great race, a PB for both of us. Well organised from start to finish, much better with a central start/finish. Disapointed to see the 'pre start warm clothing' had not been picked up for charity. Need more toilets it seemed a lot less than in the city last year. You could always try restricting them to runners only before the start. Roll on 2013. Date of review: October 15, 2012
In short: Good morning run In full: A well organised event mostly on grass footpaths. The 3 hills were noticed. A good morning with over 100 runners we would definatly do it again. Date of review: April 19, 2012
In short: Great race, great value. Book your 2012 place in December In full: It was our second GER and we will be back next year. 2012 promises a new course and it will be part of the UKA Grand Prix Series.
Just over 4000 entries this year, help to make it bigger and better in 2012 come along and bring your running friends.
This is our local half and it had everything to offer - Good quality technical T-Shirts (Great North eat your heart out!!) good support from the locals, the mexican waves were great, the high fivig kids and even the residents from one of the old peoples homes out cheering on.
Our thanks go to all the organisers, volunteers, St Johns ambulance and marshals.
Many thanks Peterborough City Council, keep up the great work Date of review: October 12, 2011
In short: Great race - Organisation could be better In full: What a great day. This was our first GNR so we took every thing nice and easy. We are not the fastest runners and were alicated green pen positions. We get the Metro in from Sunderland at just gone 8 arriving at the start area with no problems by 9. Soaked up the atmosphere, queued for the loos (only 5mins), packed bags on bus (great idea much better than lories) and went to the pen area, before entering we used the open air grass loos, yes both M+F like many others. GNR need to put loos done the side of the Mway. Note - a person looks so differant on those mega big screens having a discret pee :-) The warm up great were else in the world are you one of 50K+ people doing arobics on a motorway on a Sunday morning. Tip - Choose the LEFT lane at the start, it has one less hill. It took us 25mins to cross the start line after the gun but ha hoy we had a great crowd around us. The ogy ogy's under the bridges I can't discribe the lift, you need to experance first hand. Course in general good - supporters great - great to see so many happy people in this day, runners and supporters. The high and low (small kids) fives, the jelly babies, the kids squirting water, I'll get you back next year. The rain counldn't even stop the smiles. Supprised by the amount of 'Blue lights'. I hope everone is well. The only disappointment was the FINISH. No not our times but the FINISH AREA etc. I accept it has to be laid out over a large area but it was - We've finished, great what now! - walk for 1/4 mile to get out of the area to the supporters - They couln'd see any thing at the finish because they were held right back. The atomosphere along the last mile was terrific turn right on to the grass and it had all gone. Come on GNR let the crowds in, even the smaller events get this right. Major gripe - Tee Shirts. Were were the x Large ones? also cheap White Cotton. Nice Tecno shirts (worth having) seem to be becoming the norm now ever at lower priced events. All in all, yes we did enjoy the GNR, yes we will do it again. Many thanks to all the Police, Red Cross, St John's, Doctors and all the thousands of other volunteers that went in to making it such a great day for us 54000 runners. Date of review: September 24, 2011
In short: A good out and back run In full: A good out and back run, hilly up to the airfield but once there level. It's a shame they changed the photographer this year, only pics of the start, winners and presentation :-( Date of review: August 29, 2011
In short: First ever 1/2 - great day out In full: Less than 6 months ago I couldn't run for 30 seconds. My partner set me the challange of the GER. I struggled at times hurt in places I didn't know could hurt. Got GREAT encouagment from the 'Race Training Evenings'(thanks guys) and yes I FINISHED THE GER in 2h 52m - A great day out and would say to any newcomers go for the GER 2011. Thanks to everyone we have meet along our jouney. S & K (St Neots) Date of review: October 11, 2010
In short: My First race - felt great to finish In full: A very warm and welcoming event. It was our first race, we may have been slow but enjoyed it. We will be back next year. Date of review: July 28, 2010