Highlights: What a difference a year makes! In 2016 I was really unimpressed by the race. 2017 it was perfect. Hampton Court has now become my favourite half marathon. Great route taking you along the Thames and through beautiful parts of London. Incredibly well organised, we got a text with our time moments after crossing the finish line. HUGE medal, great photographs and great aid stations. I can’t recommend this race enough, I will be there in 2018 so fingers crossed it wasn’t a one year blip!
Lowlights: None. Well done Hampton Court.
Highlights: Super flat, beautiful run around Eton Downey lake. Other race distances which meant everyone could get involved.
Lowlights: literally four loos! It was an icy day but there weren’t any warnings where it was icy and I saw a few people slip up. Cars started to leave using the course as the way out was very dangerous. Medal was pretty ugly.
Highlights: Really great medal. Wonderful course with plenty to see. Fast course too. Friendly and helpful marshalls. Beautiful race.
Lowlights: the only reason this race isnt 4 and a half cups or even 5 is because of logisitcs. The start and finish village was in Cheltenham’s iconic race course and despite the management from the race course saying they need all entrances open and more marshalls the had little help to find the start and horrific traffic jams to the start. The previous years it had been somewhere else which runners who had done the race before favoured so hopefully they will listen and learn. The lap of the race course itself was multiterrain and not really suitable in my opinion.
Highlights: Running with my brother
Lowlights: Literally everything. It stems from it simply being too big a race for the size of the place. I spent the entire race weieving through crowds of inexperienced runners who didn’t know what do to when the wanted to slow down so just walk in the middle of the track causing huge problems. The transport system in Newcastle simply cannot cope with the amount of runners and supporters. Subpar Medal. Would not recommend this race at all.
Highlights: Perfectly orgainised from the free shuttle buses to the race itself. Support was incredible and the race has a variety of testing parts. Felt like the whole city was behind the race. Spinning medal!
Lowlights: No trains from my part of the world to Reading on the day of the race so had to stay in Reading the night before. Long wait at the start before we could start running.
Highlights: Super flat course. Incredibly well organised. For anyone who loves motorracing you cannot miss out on the chance to run on the iconic track.
Lowlights: Lots of looping parts which can test you. Not much too look at as its a race track! Very exposed can imagine on a windy and rainy day it would be a pretty grim half marathon!
Highlights: running along the Thames is a sight to behold, good number of ‘facilities’ at the start.
Lowlights: very badly organised the race started almost an hour late, felt like it needed more marshals.
Highlights: the incredible views, the hard course, the Welsh support, best half marathon I’ve run to date.
Lowlights: part of the route near the beach was very narrow leading to a bit of tail back if you got stuck behind slower runners.
Highlights: top notch medal and technical shirt, very flat course, great support.
Lowlights: some of the route is just running up and down an empty road between Oxford and Marston. Felt the race would have been perfect if the route had stayed inside Oxford.
Oh what a shame! Where you on holiday?
go for it just give me some ideas too!
one on my list is to drive from the top of one continent to the bottom, and another is to get flying lessons 🙂
well I’ve done the flying lessons, licensed glider pilot me hehe. The other one actually needs to be added with a little tweaking
ah! serious?! …envy! 😛 you’re adding my one? 😛 the driving one? lol dont worry im going to be like a factory they’ll be more ideas heading your way. just trying to pic the best ones. 😀
well have a look at number 30….
oh ok….ill go loook then 😛
Awesome! I have a bucket list of my own as well and I’m excited to get each of them done! 🙂 It’s really cool that you want to meet Aung San Suu Kyi. A very remarkable woman. 🙂 I like #2 the most! Maybe I can borrow that and add it to my list as well. 😀 I hope you complete this and make another one soon! 🙂
I just started following your blog!!! The Bucket List Page is an excellent idea – I’m so glad that we connected over the “blogger miles.” Happy New Year. Looking forward to the adventures that are awaiting us in 2013…
What a lovely comment and thank you for popping over to my little blog. Really look forward to reading yours and your comments on mine for 2013
My bags are packed and I’m ready for the journey ahead….baton down the hatches!
Whats your next one going to be?
So sorry not to reply sooner Katie, I am saving up for a great typewriter so I guess that would be the next one
Make your own one, they are really liberating!
I’ll have to try that, thanks!
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My favourite is number 7!
I dream of doing that pretty much every day!
Such a glorious list (overlapping with mine at many points, actually)
I really like your blog, hope to see many of these goals completed this year!
Thank you! Have you got your bucket list online? If you post it on here I’ll have a read! Really kind words have a look at the latest blog and let me know what happiness is to you
I’ll let you know if I end up posting it on my blog though for some reason I feel like it would make me go crazy to actually list all my surreal dreams and not being able to cross them all off at the same time:)
You should! It will make you more driven to get them done hehe
I know you’re right.. right now it’s just a sweet unstructured mess in the back of my ‘travel book’ that barely resembles a list haha
Sounds perfect to me!
couldn’t get it out my head, so if you feel like it check out my hectic little list sometime
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Oh what a pity! I was actually staying in the area that week, but you hadn’t liked my blog yet so I didn’t know about it… looks like it went well though 🙂