In short: Well organised, friendly, challenging and fun In full: My first time at the Sleaford Half and if it was of for the fact that I am moving South in 2 weeks, I would be back.
Excellent communication beforehand (emails, course photo updates fro. The day before, tweets, you name it!), well organised on the day (not even the smallest quibble from me about the slight chip related delay), excellent Marshalls.
I thought the course was actually quite tough; the farm tracks at the start and a fair few hills, which on a calm day would have been one thing but into 22-25mph winds it was tough going. That said, I did PB by nearly 3minutes for an 87:04 so mustn't grumble!!
Nice goodie bag, great technical t-shirt and free cuppa (I would pay extra to get a medal, but that's just me).
The great communication continued long after the race with result updates, photos and well wishes.
Well done Sleaford Striders. A great event. Date of review: February 25, 2014
In short: Well organised, interesting and challenging course, fantastic support In full: This was my first Marathon so can't compare it to anything, but now the pains have subsided I want to do it again!
The communication (in the forums, in the race guide, via the office) was first class and I can't fault the organisation of direction and tips for getting to and from the event were perfect. The course was really good, I agree with others who said the Wirral side was easier and the Liverpool side much tougher and the unique couple of miles in between (the tunnel) was very special. The entertainment and support all around the course was a real plus.
Lastly, the finishers T-shirt and medal were really high quality, as if it didn't feel good value already.