In short: A truly incredible experience. My first marathon ever, and it was fabulous. In full: A truly incredible experience. My first marathon ever, and it was fabulous. The organisation of the race and the training runs, volunteers, marshalls, water stations, pace-runners, the atmosphere - everything was just spot on. The marathon course was so incredibly scenic, just beautiful. I will definitely do it again. Date of review: October 5, 2015
In short: Brilliant race encompassing club runners and those stepping up to Marathon. Very supportive and relatively flat course. Good pacers, chocs and sweets in the goodues Date of review: October 5, 2015
In short: Well organised and a lovely scenic route In full: A fantastic event, you get to run around the historic city of Chester and the beautiful surrounding area! Course is pretty flat, a good one for a PB. There are times when there's not much support as your running round the countryside, but your running round the countryside, its beautiful! When you hit the small towns I swear everyone is out to support also the last few miles when you come back into Chester is awesome everyone cheering you on shouting out your name!
its easy to get to, the parking is great as your at the racecourse. The aid stations are well stocked and the marshals round the course are superb, friendly, supportive and just generally awesome! Had a wonderful chat with one marshal just after I finished, his enthusiasm was endless.
Medal and goody bag are good, full of chocolate and this year an Ice-scraper?! A banana or an apple would have been nice.
I would really recommend this marathon, this was my first its ideal for beginners ad everyone else! I loved it!! Date of review: October 5, 2015
In short: Excellent first marathon In full: As my first marathon I was apprehensive (the hill profile did not look flat to me, and I'd done the "flat" chester half in 2014) but I really enjoyed it. Didn't even notice the undulations until mile 24! But even then they're completely doable even then with the amazing crowds and volunteers. 100% recommend this race, will definitely be doing it again! Date of review: October 5, 2015
In short: Friendly, well organised and marshalled. A must-do Sussex run. In full: A great 10k course starting and finishing on quiet road with the majority of the route on nicely runnable trails through St Leonard's Forest. Very well organised for a first event and I am sure that this will grow into a regular annual event in many people's race calendar. Date of review: October 5, 2015
In short: Absolutely seamless running event In full: It was my first 26, and although I did find it much harder than I'd imagined , the organisation from the very start helped me achieve a lifetime ambition. From the guy on the public address speaker , the superb bag drop, the friendly stewards , facilities , the water stations , to the hi5s off the kids lining the streets. Thank you all for a day I shall never forget. Date of review: October 5, 2015
In short: well organised, great atmosphere. superfast route In full: From the start it was clear that this is a well organised event. drinks, massage and bag drop off tents. the route is beautiful and mostly flat . I managed to beat my pb by over 20 minutes.there was brilliant support most of the way round especially the last mile back into Chester. Although I had no bag to collect, a kind young lady asked if she could fetch my bag which I thought was a real nice touch. I would recommend this marathon Date of review: October 5, 2015
In short: Chris and Andy should be very proud! In full: Not many events where the race organisers are at the finish shaking hands with finishers! That sums up just how good an event this is! Killer hill at mile 15 reminded that Race Director speak for undulating is not the same as what the runners think! Date of review: October 5, 2015