“I ran the Buckingham half marathon today and loved it! The organisation was superb. The marshals, of which there were many, were fantastic and encouraging. The route was picturesque and, to finish, the free tea/coffee and cake was just the icing on a perfect cake (excuse the pun!). Thank you for a great and extremely friendly half marathon. I will 100% be back next year and I’ll be recommending others to run it too. I have a feeling you will sell out extremely fast!!”
On behalf of Silson AC I just wanted to congratulate Buckingham & Stowe RC on a fabulous first half marathon. Every Silson member who I spoke to at the finish was full of praise not just for the welcome at registration and the ease of picking up numbers and chips, but particularly for the way the course was marshalled. Not only were there plenty of marshals but the support they provided was superb and In fact I think that the race was one of the best marshalled I have competed in.Also the bag drop was really quick and easy to leave and pick up bags and the chip return and medal distribution were both flawless too. Please do pass on our comments to all those involved and hopefully the race will become an annual event. Congratulations again. BK
Thanks guys for organising the Buckingham Half Marathon – great event and good organisation.
Plenty of marshals and much more support than I had expected around such a rural course.
You should be very proud, well done to all at BSRC!!
I just wanted to say a massive thank you for yesterday to everyone involved in both the organisation and the stewarding/other stations.
It was the most beautiful half marathon I have ever run and all the better for running past home in Wicken. Thank you for your work in getting it going. The water stations and marshals were fantastic.
Just wanted to thank you all for a brilliant event on Sunday. It was my first half, but I’ll definitely be back for more (fingers crossed that it’s on again in 2018)!
I managed to speak to a few members of your team on Sunday, but not everyone, so please pass on my thanks. Heidi asked me for my feedback, but I really can’t think of anything you could have done better! I know most of you through parkrun which meant that I got lots of great encouragement on the course; but I know that the marshals were just as welcoming to all the unfamiliar faces. The feedback from all the runners I have spoken to has been overwhelming positive.”
“On behalf of the few members of the club lucky enough to run yesterday (because we registered for the event before joining the club) I’d like to thank and offer my congratulations to the Race Committee and all the other members who gave their time so generously to make the event such a success. The plaudits from England Athletics say it all really – everything ran like clockwork. We should all be very proud of the Race Committee and the club itself.”
“That was a great event. Possibly the best I have ever taken part in, and I am 72 years old! Every aspect of the organisation was superb – the entry process, the marshalling and the provisions at the finish. And Lots of support from the residents along the route. And a lovely course too. Not because it was easy, (because it wasn’t) but one felt one was running in the heart of rural England. A huge “thank you” to all concerned.”
“Really good event, especially for an inaugural race. Well organised and lots of information provided by the organisers both before and on the day. Course was very scenic. Marshalls were very visible, frequent and the support they and the villagers we ran through was fantastic. Lots of water available at the 4 stations. Cake at the finish free for runners was amazing and the fact that all profits went to local charities was a huge plus point.”
Well done Buckingham & Stowe RC – a great event and would definitely recommend. We will be back next year!”
“Thank you so much for an excellent event. This was my 22nd half marathon and it’s right up there with the best! It started with such a friendly and well organised registration and carried on with the excellent marshals (of which there were many) who were positioned perfectly and provided excellent encouragement all the way through to the finish, to be met by the lovely WI and their tea and cake. You can’t get much better than that.”
“What a great challenging half you guys gave us. Fantastic organisation from start to finish, lovely (!) distracting course and some great marshals along the way. Also everyone running was very supportive to each other. Those hills were something else but what a fabulous achievement for all taking part and the medal is ace. I’ll definitely be back again next year and I think it will sell out even more quickly due to such a brilliant event. Really well done to all involved. Thank you”
“Such a well organised event. The marshals were amazing and kept you going with much needed water stops after the tough hills. Great route- although the hills in the last 4 miles were painful- tea and cake at the end made it all worthwhile though.”
“Superb event, brilliantly organised!! Thanks so much for organising such a brilliant race. Thanks to those manning water stations, marshals, the public for all the sugary treats and those responsible for all the cakes!! From start to finish brilliant, my husband came along to support for the first time and I felt so proud to show him the support and camaraderie the sport of running offers!! Well done guys xx”
I want to reiterate my congratulations and thanks for an excellently run half marathon yesterday. From my perspective, the event ran flawlessly with a fantastic atmosphere. Please pass on my compliments to the race committee.
I look forward to next year! JN
Amazing scenic course (where is all the traffic in Buckinghamshire on a Sunday ?!!) Marshalls were all v smiley and encouraging – thank you to all of them.Free cakes and drink – lovely idea. Medal was great! Atmosphere was very friendly. Overall I would give this a nine out of. Until next year !!! R.K. Alchester
I just wanted to express my gratitude to the team of organisers and marshals for today’s event. It was my first ever organised race and I thought that you did a great job. It seemed to go very smoothly, albeit the field had thinned out somewhat by the time I waddled over the line. It’s great that you were able to raise so much cash for some great local charities. Well done to everyone involved. R.H.
A really well organised and well marshalled event – a particular thank you to the marshals out on the route for their enthusiasm and encouragement. B.K.
A really well organised event set in lovely undulating countryside, the marshals were so supportive and plenty of encouragement along the single lap route from supporters. The start / finish is situated in a great spacious location for families to play in the park or kick a ball about in the huge open field. This is one to add to the planner every year. A great event and very well organised. A.S.
Absolutely love this race, really well organised, great scenic route, lots of lovely local support, the bling is fabulous and there’s cake at the end! What’s not to like?? Definitely going to be an annual event for me, can’t wait for next year now A.R.
Excellent route, marshalling and organisation. My first half marathon event and i thoroughly enjoyed it! Thank you to all and see you next year! S.E.
Beautiful course and incredibly well organised and marshalled. Thank you Buckingham and Stowe Running Club! Great job H.B.H.
Fantastic event. Well done to the whole club and a massive well done to the runners who were all amazing J.S.
Really good event, Marshals were brilliant as were all the helpers and the locals. Your club and its members did yourselves proud. G.D.
10/10 for your fantastic marshals C.C.
Outstanding!!!!. I really enjoyed it!!! S.S.
Well done all, great event S.B.
Superb organisation, amazing marshals, brilliant bling in the form of a great quality fun swan medal (my 7 year old made me enter for the bling!) beautiful scenery, free cake AND its raises money for local charities …… Run it !! C.C.
Great half marathon. Everyone was so friendly and very well organised. The route was lovely through the countryside.
Excellent, thank you. The medal is awesome! J.C.
Brilliantly organised, very friendly with great enthusiastic marshals. Proud to have this as my home half marathon and to run through the lovely countryside of north Bucks. Thank you BSRC. R.W.
Really well organised and the marshals were so friendly and encouraging, really enjoyed it G.T.
Beautiful course that is very well supported. I had a great run today – and great medal. Thank you! S.G.
Brilliant half marathon even with the hills. Well organised, Marshalls were great and the cake at the end was delicious. D.C.
Thank you so much. My first half marathon … was amazing. Lovely course, fantastic Marshalls and organisers. Great event!! K.G.
Fabulous organisation. A very scenic undulating route. Plenty of happy marshals giving lots of encouragement. Lovely medal. Will be back next year K. W-L
Yes was brilliant event to participate in, great job by everyone involved, very well organised with great support from the marshals. R.Y.
I overheard some people at Redway Runners tonight talking about the Buckingham Half being good and having lots of people enthusiastically cheering them on and well organised. L.H.
I needed to do this one to get my monthly fix for a half – it is on the list again for next year. Beautiful scenery, great marshaling and support in all places, well organised and free cake, coffee and tea! The medal was just fabulous. Elaine
Brilliant run in the sun yesterday! Not the quickest course but extremely scenic, friendly and ace cake! I’ll definitely do it again. Always good to see a familiar face marshaling too. PC