In short: Well organised and nice flat run In full: Really well organised and nice large running group. The start includes sections for runners to know what their expected times are, so the runners can line up in their expected time slot.
The closed road and route make the run nice with a good route along the see front. Nice view along the whole journey.
Also good for spectators with lots of places fot them to be. Date of review: November 4, 2013
In short: My First Ever HM And I was realistic with my race time In full: This was my first ever half marathon and as much a personal challenge as anything. I am so glad I chose this race for my first ever event. And I am also glad I selected I realistic time to run it in, back in block K (pink zone) or some 1km behind Haile Gebrselassie or 35 minutes after the race start.
Completed in 2.37 which was the time I had hoped for. I didnt know when I applied what standard I would get up to in training, and sadly with an injury 6 weeks before the run its a time I am proud of.
To new runners, be honest with the time, enjoy the experience and do the training. An amazing atmosphere and the people of the north east are an amazing bunch of supporters to keep you going. Date of review: September 26, 2010