Hogweed Hilly Half Marathon 2011

In 2011 the Hilly Half Marathon got an overall rating of 97% and 98% of runners said they would run it again! Source: Runners World

“Beautiful sunny day this year and the usual excellent Hogweed Trotters organisation mean this is a marvellous tour of the Cotswolds in 13.1 tough miles with four major climbs. 2 Min PB this year means I will be back!” JF

tom fisher, Hogweed Trotters

Chairman Bob with Tom Fisher, overall winner 2011

1st lady Hogweed running Bristol

Chairman Bob with Louise Summers, 1st Lady 2011

The Race Director was Bob Bell ably assisted by Members of the Hogweed Trotters Road Running Club, family and friends.

The overall winner of the race was Tom Fisher of Avon Valley Runners in 1.16.37. Louise Summers of Chepstow Runners was the first lady across the line. The first Hogweed home was Andy May in 1.29.04. Peter Willoughby won the Over 60 Vet first prize. For a full list of prize winner’s see Results 2011

Andy May first Hogweed over the line in 2011!

We thought you might like to some of the comments made on Runner’s World after the race. Our apologies as we haven’t listed them all. However go to Runner’s World Events page for a full listing.

“Quite the marvellous antidote to a large event. Excellently organised by a very enthusiastic team of runners. Beautiful location, stunning course and all the home-made cake you can eat. If John Betjemen was a runner, he’d do this race!” Bruce Sellers

“Superbly organised, very friendly feel, great challenging course with some good climbs, they even arranged the stunning weather!” Ian Wright 11

“Great Race, can’t wait for next year!!” Steve2010

“Very good atmosphere with lots of helpful smiley marshalls. Lovely food afterwards.” Cabbagepatch

“Fantastic organisation and very friendly. Beautiful location. Very tough but worthwhile when you’ve finished.” Des Mannion

“Excellent race and would definitely do it next year!” James Tyack

“Superb organisation and views. Very happy to have taken part in this one. The reviews are accurate it is a great race!!” FellSurfer

“Great day great weather…well done to all the hogweeds yet again…and that means you Bob :)” Trevor Twinem

“If you are up to the hills, then make this a “must-do” race for 2012. Outstanding organisation and friendly marshalling. Hilly – as it says on the tin ! but fantastic views from the cotswold edge run along minor roads. Plenty of water, with a bonus of jelly babies and fruit at one point. Very fair price with a good Tee in a generous goody bag. Easy parking. Great post race spread at good prices – this is the way to organise a race by runners for runners. Very impressed all round. This should be up in the 2011 awards section come the end of the year. Well done to all.” Letmeoutofthere