A nice start to the racing calendar for this year, the Asics Watford Half Marathon. Quite a challenging half actually, fairly flat for around 4 miles then you hit a deep dip followed by a hard climb. After that you have a steady gradient to the 7 mile point which can be hard going. The last 5 miles however are relatively easy going with a nice flat straight to the finish. Very pleasant route along country lanes and tracks, sometimes through woodland – hard to believe you are so close to Watford most of the time. As a result, traffic on the majority of the route is minimal and there are plenty of spectator spots so you are never short of a few shouts of encouragement. A very well organised event overall with all credit to the Watford Harriers for their efforts in putting on such a popular race.