In short: Brilliant! Really great day out from the course to the support to the organisation. It was even sunny! In full: My fifth Coventry Half marathon and, definitley the best! Loved the new course, feels quick. Great support pretty much all the way around. Very good organisation. What more can you ask? A great feel good day out! Date of review: March 24, 2014
In short: Superb organisaton as ever, new course should be quicker, bigger field added to atmmosphere In full: Love this race. Fantastic setting for the start/finish, superb organisation, great marshalls. New course feels quicker, but not in yesterday's wind! Bigger field defintley boosted the atmosphere too. Date of review: March 17, 2014
In short: Great course, perfect organisation, great course. Proper trail race and very inclusive. In full: Such a great atmosphere. Welcoming to club runners and first timers (and even walkers). Nice mixed terrain, well marshalled, overall organisation is excellant. Put it in your diary every year! Date of review: September 1, 2013
In short: Perfect weather, nicely challenging course, vocal marshalls. In full: Second year running the new course and still really like it. Weather was perfect this year (unlike the 2011 heat wave), cold with clear blue cloudless skies.
Very easy getting to the start, small toilet queues, runners standing in the right 'pens' before the start. Almost perfect!
Marshalls were a lot more vocal this year, encouraging all the runners and lots of small groups of locals out cheering.
Improved my time by two minutes on last year and ran a negative split – helped by the fact the first half is uphill, the second down!
Still a few minor niggles: collecting race numbers from Decathlon on Saturday was a pain, and a bit disorganised. No marshal or arrow (that I could see) at Allesley Village so I nearly went the wrong way. The route through Broadgate was far too tight, those corners really difficult to take at speed and the finish is a bit devoid of people who can’t see you until you are almost over the line.
Apart from that a great race and will probably run it again!!
In short: Awesome! Some of the most enjoyable running I've ever done. In full: Loved running passed so many iconic London landmarks and, at the start, running on traffic free, almost deserted roads. Well organised, well signed, flat, perfect weather. What more could you want? And, all in support of the fantastic work Scope does working to make a very real difference to the lives of people with disabilities. Date of review: October 10, 2012
In short: Excellant race, very good organisation, just a bit windy! In full: Ditto all the good things that have been said below. Despite the wind ran 3 minutes faster than last time I did this race, and it was bright and sunny! Date of review: November 27, 2011
In short: Its my home town, so of course I'll do it again! In full: 3rd Coventry Half and, if it wasn't for the heat, I think this is a better course. Actually, quite a rural half marathon, less a city one, with some classic Warwickshire countryside which is joy to run in.
Support from the crowds was also excellent.
Organisation could improve though - delayed start was annoying, but stuff happens. Too few toilets, finish area seemed 'unplanned', 3 water stations OK in most years, but surely someone should have added in one or two more and not relied on the excellent local support. T-shirt seems a size too small (shame) and mile 12 marker, it was there, but pointing the wrong way...........oh, and given that you couldn’t see the finish line until you rounded the last corner, yes, count down marker should have been good.