2012 Directors Race Report

Congratulations to all those who finished this year’s event in what were rather cooler conditions than in previous years. I cannot remember ever standing on the start line at 1.00pm being unable to see the Copper Horse because of the mist!

Unlike previous years when dehydration took its toll on the runners which kept St John Ambulance very busy a relatively quiet time was had by our Medical team – only two people requiring hospital treatment. It is at this point that I would like to thank St John Ambulance for the magnificent job they did on the day.

I believe our Medical resources to be amongst the best of any road race in the UK.
From an organisational point of view this was probably one of our more difficult events, primarily due to the inclement weather in the days leading up to the Race – in fact late on Saturday night we had to relocate 2 of the marquees due to flooding! There were some small issues but, as we do every year, we sit down go through the event and identify where we need to improve – we have already gone through this process and I can assure you that there will be changes for the better next year.

You will all receive an email early in the New Year announcing the opening of entries which will also include information on what will be happening in 2013. Thank you all for your support this year and I hope that you manage to keep running through the winter, it would be sad to lose the fitness you have gained by training for the Half Marathon.

I would like to finish as I always do by thanking all the volunteers for the fantastic efforts they put in before, during and after the event – without them there would be no Windsor Half Marathon.

A big thank you goes to all our sponsors who continue to support us despite the unfavourable financial climate!

I look forward to seeing you all in 2013
Peter Hier
Race Director