Good, flat course; more spectators would be nice. (about: 2011)|
N. B. from Zurich, Switzerland (3/20/11)
4-5 previous marathons
I ran the half marathon in Brescia in 2011. The course is flat, good for fast times, if a little lacking in scenery. The website for the race was a bit of a struggle and it was not easy to register. Also the medical certificates we obtained for the race were not checked at registration, which would have been good and proper. The drinks stations on course were good but there was a bit of vehicle traffic on the course.
Brescia is a nice town to visit, though, and when combined with a visit to Milan on the day before the race, it makes for an enjoyable trip.
The wet and cold weather for race day may have kept supporter numbers down.
Overall, a good run for a half marathon - but perhaps choose another race in Europe for your spring marathon!