In short: One of the best races in UK with fantastic organisation In full: Attention to detail and safe running is the key to this amazing race, I don't think many runners truly understand the amount of planning and delivery that goes into its success. Over 220 marshals and water, gels, jelly babies in abundance. Ivanhoe Runners you're a credit to UK running! Date of review: March 28, 2016
In short: great race, lovely #purple hoodie! In full: well organised, a little better with a path finish, avoiding the quagmire of previous years. Awesome support through the villages and by friendly marshals. As it says on the tin, great for pre-marathon training, but just as good without a 26.2 coming up! Date of review: March 28, 2016
In short: Will run for chocolate In full: Made a last minute decision to run this after seeing a sneak peak of the medal on FB. Really glad I did though as was a thoroughly enjoyable event. Car parking was easy and registration simple. Small gripe over the toilet facilities as two toilets for an event of this size is not sufficient. Course was well marshalled and well signed and was mainly flat with a couple of inclines thrown in to keep you focused. Plenty of support out on the course to keep your spirits up all the way round. The race was run alongside a 5K version so it was a bit hard to pace yourself against people only doing a single lap but there was always someone in front to chase down. There was an egg-cellent medal at the end along with a creme egg and there was plenty more chocolate and water at the finish. The race was chip timed which added to the overall great value of the event. Date of review: March 27, 2016
In short: A very well organised small marathon In full: Did this race yesterday. Fantastic organisation, very friendly, flat course, liked the 6 laps element. Lots of 100 marathon club people mostly doing both days (I wasn't, 1 was enough for me). Wide range of speeds too. Date of review: March 27, 2016
In short: Great PB Potential In full: My first time doing this race and very enjoyable. Plenty of car parking and great backdrop to the start with Palace in background. Plenty of places for spectators to view. The Medal and T-Shirt at the end were awesome. In terms of improvements, there should be water/sports drinks/chocolate at the end and goody bag could be "beefed up". These are minor niggles and would do again - I did a PB! Date of review: March 26, 2016
In short: No frills fast race. In full: A good quality race HQ, with good organisation. This is a no frills race. Don't expect nice scenary, hoards of vocal supporters or a bumper goody bag.
What you will get is a nice flat course which is ideal for a PB and a slate coaster as a momento. It might sound a bit grim, but it is well worth doing if you're looking to clock a fast time. Date of review: March 26, 2016
In short: A hilly but fantastic half marathon In full: The people of Hastings come out in force for this amazing but challenging course, bands greet you around every corner and don't forget to say Hi to Popeye as you reach the seafront. This really is a well organised and very enjoyable race. Date of review: March 25, 2016
In short: Finish line at Wembley is brilliant In full: Nice race, very well organized, easy logistic, lots of drinks during the race, great goody bag and brilliant technical t-shirt. Not ideal for PB but enjoyable. Mainly ondulating with an hilly point at mile 10.