In short: Fabulous couse, PB potential, awful organisation. In full: The course itself was flat & definitely had PB potential, although felt sorry for the elites who were hindered on their 2nd lap as they had to negate through the slower runners.(2 x 5k laps) The organisation was poor! Far too many runners! After 30 mins plus of cueing for the only car park, I had to park & then run (literally) There was talk of a 15 minute start delay to accomodate the tail back on the A38 but then with no warning clacton sounded & they were off. At the end I queued for my time & was listed as a someone else & the incorrect time. My daughter who ran with me had the correct name but a time some 25 minutes quicker than she run?? After another 10 minute queue for goody bags & medals & I was told there was none left. Even told "if i'd run quicker i would of got a medal" Nice!!!!! A joke to get off the car park another 20/25 minutes. I complained to the events organiser who felt that it was my responsibility to have foreseen the queue of traffic & that the times would be rectified & the medals sent out in the post... Very disappointed!
In short: Great photos from Brian Dale In full: Hi,
On Sunday I ran my first half marathon & was thrilled to be under 2 hours. I had such a great time & had worked hard to train for the distance.
It was therefore so nice that Brian Dale had taken and uploaded to his website bucket loads of photos from the race that were available for free download. What a great momento!
This man is awesome, I emailed him to ask when the photos might be downloaded & was amazed how he took the trouble to actually find me in his photos & email them to me. What a fantastic guy! This website is well worth a look, the photos are amazing.
Find him at http://www.racephotos.org.uk/index.htm