In short: Tough but brilliant In full: Excellent - what evening racing should be all about. Well done organisers for running this superb event. Tough course, narrow in places - so make sure you start in an appropriate position. Hard running in mud and sand. Scenic course. Good support. £4 including two recovery shakes? I made money. Date of review: May 17, 2012
In short: Good new half marathon In full: I enjoyed this race - it fitted in perfectly with the Runner's World marathon training schedules.
I arrived fairly early and so parked in the car park furthest away - about 1/2 mile from the start/finish. Not a problem - just used it as a warm up. Water available at the start would have been nice. That said, the organisers were more than happy to help me grab a drink when I went to the finish line (before the race) to grab a drink. Thank you.
Very well marshalled - nice to be applauded the whole way around! Scenic. Definitely undulating, and there was some fairly tought wind to deal with.
Known as the 'Scorpion' - the race billed the last hill as a sting in the tail. I conquered this fairly easily. And then realised I hadn't. It was still to come! Fast finish followed this.
Good finish zone and great goody bag. A fun day out and a massive PB for me by 5.5 minutes! Date of review: March 12, 2012