Paul Summerhill

Woking, United Kingdom, United Kingdom
Member since Mar 2017

My Completed Races

2018
Woking Lions Club 5K, 10K and Half Marathon Charity Run 2018
2018
The Big Half
2018
Farnborough Half Marathon
2018
St Albans Half Marathon
2018
The Original Hampton Court Half Marathon

My Latest Reviews

Completed as a first timer in 2018

4.8

The Promise of an Ice Lolly Kept Me Going!

What a great event!

It had a real family feel and the event village was just the right size with a good mix of stalls etc. The race was without headphones - unless bone-conducting and registered pre-race - and it made it really enjoyable, listening to the wildlife and the buzz of overhead electricity cables!

Slightly annoying that some people thought no headphones just meant that they could play their tunes / Strava updates out load. Luckily it was only 2/3 people and my pace picked up as I looked to get away from them!

The route was great - a bit of a hill but generally lovely countryside and great marshals and local support.

Good goody bag and the ice lolly at the end was much needed and appreciated!

Posted on 10.07.18

Running with Pride

This local race across and aroumd Horsell Common is great fun and well organised by Woking Lions

2018 was my second year running the half marathon and for the second year in a row it was HOT!

The terrain and heat has impacted me both years, but the marshals and support kept me going with a smile!

Thank you Woking Lions - I'll be back next year...

Posted on 10.07.18

Completed in 2018

5

Superb Surrey!

Surrey Half Marathon

This race holds a special place in my heart - it was my first half marathon in 2016. 

So today was my third Surrey Half and my 11th half. 

The great route, marvellous marshals, perfect pacers and superb Surrey supporters made it another great race - topped of with a PB!

i would highly recommend this race - I’ll be there again in 2019!

Posted on 11.03.18

Reply from the race organiser

Hi Paul, we're glad you hold the Surrey Half so dear and thank you for the brilliant review, hopefully you can make it your 4th half marathon in 2019.

Posted on 14.03.18

Completed as a first timer in 2018

4.5

Fantastic Farnborough

Really enjoyed this one!

Great atmosphere at start/finish and although the rest of the route had relatively few people cheering you on, marshals and water stations were very encouraging. 

Will definitely do it again. 

Posted on 07.03.18

Completed as a first timer in 2018

4.5

Felt Like Royalty!

The Original Hampton Court Half Marathon

A well organised and highly enjoyable half. 

The route was similar to some other races I’ve done in the area and many stretches were highly enjoyable. 

One minor negative was some of the pavement stretches where a road or lane closure may have been a better choice. 

Great seeing and high-fiving Henry VIII by Hampton Court. 

Posted on 04.03.18

Completed as a first timer in 2018

4.6

The Big Half = Big Success

The Big Half

My first race in London and it was FANTASTIC!

The signage and marshals from London Bridge directed us to the baggage lorries (no queues when I got there) and loos. 

The starting pens were well managed and great pre-race commentary / music. 

Enjoyed the start and the route was great. Going over Tower Bridge was amazing and the local support was loud and much appreciated.

The finish was memorable and the medal, goody bag and bag collection was well managed. 

Definitely on my 2019 list. 

Posted on 04.03.18

Completed as a first timer in 2018

4.6

The Big Half = Big Success

The Big Half

My first race in London and it was FANTASTIC!

The signage and marshals from London Bridge directed us to the baggage lorries (no queues when I got there) and loos. 

The starting pens were well managed and great pre-race commentary / music. 

Enjoyed the start and the route was great. Going over Tower Bridge was amazing and the local support was loud and much appreciated.

The finish was memorable and the medal, goody bag and bag collection was well managed. 

Definitely on my 2019 list. 

Posted on 04.03.18

Completed as a first timer in 2016

4.7

My first race

The Surrey Half will always have a special place in my heart...

My first race (in over nearly 30 years)

My first half-marathon

My local race

The conditions were perfect for me - dry and cold. The support around the course was great and although I'd started with the sole aim of finishing and ideally around 2:15, I actually managed 2:01:07!

I'd be back to go sub-2!

Posted on 26.03.17

Completed in 2017

4.8

I love this race!

Surrey Half Marathon

My second race/half-marathon and although wet and dull, the atmosphere and support from the crowd and volunteers helped raise my spirits!

It's a relatively flat course and great for people like me, who are new to running races. 

I'd highly recommend it. 

Posted on 26.03.17

Reply from the race organiser

Paul that's such a great photo! Thanks for sharing and for taking the time to review our race.

Posted on 29.03.17

Completed as a first timer in 2017

4.1

Great scenery and great course

Lidl Kingston Breakfast Run

First time I'd done this race but definitely one to do again. 

Great atmosphere and friendly volunteers, with a great Lidl goody bag  

I chose 8.2 miles this year but would consider 16.2 next year. 

 

 

Posted on 26.03.17