Stroud half marathon
Date:25 Oct 2009
Distance:1/2 Marathon
Type:Road
Full results:http://www.stroudathleticclub.co.uk/
Comments:I'd been wondering recently if my slightly negative impression of this race two years ago was more to do with inadequate training than the race itself but no: today's running confirms that it's an OK race but nothing special. On the plus side, the organisation is slick and includes nice touches like your race result being texted to you minutes after you've finished. On the negative side, it's a little pricey, the second half of the race is less than scenic and the course isn't nearly as flat as the organisers claim. It could do with less emphasis on big prize money and more on things such as adequate toilets that would benefit everyone. All in all, fine if you're looking for a reasonably fast, reasonably local race at this time of year, but not one I'd rush back to on an annual basis. Unless, of course, I ever get fast enough to compete for said prize money!
Results:
1first runner1:06:06
257Adrienne Hopkins1:35:24
934Matt Davis1:55:22
1108Sarah O'Driscoll1:59:17
1721last runner (walker)3:45:00
Previous HRR results:2002, 2005, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017
Entered by: Adrienne Hopkins

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