I'd not done a lap race prior to this one and the venue was certainly a draw when I decided to book the race.
The race registration was easy and pre-race information was provided regularly and efficiently. There was plenty of free parking at the venue, but the walk to the race HQ felt a lot longer in the driving rain and strong wind that unfortunately arrived on the day.
The race HQ had a welcome shelter and the usual items available to peruse and buy if you wished to. Bag drop was efficient and the race commentators kept us well informed as to when we were due to start, with other distance races also taking place on the day.
For the half marathon we had a freezing cold walk round to the other side of the track, but thankfully the rain had stopped by that point. As you run around the circuit, the wind is alternately behind you and hindering your progress from the front, which can feel quite draining, but I was delighted to end up with a half marathon PB from this run!
The medal was racetrack themed and the t-shirt was handily a bright yellow, ready for me to use in my winter training on dark mornings / nights :-)