In short: Really well supported, well organised and a good challenge on a country route In full: I really enjoy the Basingstoke half marathon for a number of reasons.
First and foremost is the route, which goes through villages in the Hampshire countryside. Looking at the route you'd imagine that support would be sparse, but there are locals by the roadside in all the villages cheering you on. Ellisfield even moved their scarecrow festival to add to the fun.
Secondly it's well organised. Getting your race number (with safety pins if you need them), checking in a bag, parking... they're all done efficiently and effectively.
I've just signed up to do next year's event. Date of review: October 14, 2016
In short: Well supported and organised race that I return for year after year In full: For a course with few hills this still manages to have interest due to the variety of town, village, woodland and fields. It's really well organised and the volunteers who marshal the course are excellent. This year's event suffered from the weather, but the crowds still turned out to cheer you on. Thank you Fleet! Date of review: March 22, 2013