In short: Brilliant but tough In full: Wow, hills, woods, more hills, Marshalls were all brilliant and all so positive every step of the way, will def be coming back next year. Date of review: June 16, 2015
In short: Rock´N`Roll - Nothing more to say In full: Great race, but sleepy Liverpudlians. Hey, there was a big concert in your town and you missed it and we rocked your streets. Tough profile from the start and bad wind at the end, but it didn´t come unexpected Date of review: June 16, 2015
In short: A way to site see In full: The start was a little confusing, turned up at the arena to go to the loo and get changed etc but no stewards seem to know where the actual start line was. Eventually I found it joined the corral which was tight and set off at 9.15 * I was in the 9th wave. The commentator at the start was good and built up the atmosphere.
The route took in some of Liverpool's best bits the Liverbirds, the water front, Town Hall, Matthew Street,Cathedral, China Town and 2 of the parks before finishing along the promenade into a head wind which by that point was sole destroying!!
The bands on half marathon route were good I think there were about 5 or 6, the last one was more scouse house than rock n roll but it was upbeat when running into the wind on the last stretch.
The event has so much potential for more supporters, the streets werent lined but small crowds of families did come out and cheer and their support was appreciated. Come on people of Liverpool - show London Marathon and Newcastle Great North Run what you are really like!!
There were plenty of water stops, lucozade and gels available too and the volunteers worked hard on these points - thank you!
The stewards were a massive let down mainly as they were more like door men than race marshals. I saw them smoking, eating, sitting away from road closures etc maybe just use a different company next year who are more event friendly.
The finish line was lovely - its where all the supporters were hiding and the last stretch was painful as I am no runner. I was greeted by a lovely lady who gave me my very nice medal and directed into the arena for a goody bag and t.shirt. The finish inside was a good idea if you had to wait for others finishing and has all the facilities which you needed. The goody bag was basic but useful and nothing to throw away in it and the t.shirt a good quality yellow tech top.
I didnt use the baggage facility.
All in all it was a good event, only tweeks would be to brief the marshals more to know about the event and be a bit more interested in what was going on! Thanks for bringing the Rock n Roll series to Liverpool. Date of review: June 16, 2015
In short: Now even better. In full: One of my favourite races of the year! As always I love the unique start finish in two scenic castles, the good support turn out as you pass through the residential areas and nice quiet countryside in between.
This year they added bottled water to the drink stations and a flapjack at the end (the other reviewer must have walked past those). For me this answered the only two gripes I had about the event in previous years. Date of review: June 16, 2015
In short: Great organisation, lovely rural route, very friendly event In full: A great start to what I hope will be the first of many Yeovil marathons. Generous goody bag. Date of review: June 16, 2015
In short: Loved it so much I ran it again after eating my Mars bar! In full: Nicely challenging - some nasty uphills but fabulously fast downhills, if that's your thing! Loved it - and yes, got my medal and Mars bar then ran the whole course again! Thought it was brilliant! I would definitely do this one again :) Date of review: June 15, 2015
In short: Great start and finish, fast potential, great support In full: Didn't run the previous year but heard about the winding start and finish. This was a familiar route but well thought out. Generous freebies at start and finish, good atmosphere amongst runners and plenty of pockets of support along the way. Gels and water at hand . Flat except the climb up Wind Street at the finish which in itself was a well supported challenge. The only improvement I would suggest is more toilets at the start. There can never be enough I know but the queues were large. Great event, on a day with a more favourable wind it could be a very quick course too. Date of review: June 15, 2015
In short: A super, well organised race in a beautiful village setting In full: I was introduced/recommended to do this race last year (2014). Enjoyed it so much I returned this year and also managed a PB over the course. It is a lovely day out and great if you have young children and dogs. The village green is ideal for a picnic, post race refreshments of ice cream and beer if you wish. The HHH are a very fun group of runners who make all feel very welcome from the fast and less fast runners! Am very happy to recommend! Date of review: June 15, 2015
In short: great race to marshal In full: I never get tired seeing inspiration in front of my very eyes when these events take place - everyone was brilliant , faced their demons and came away bigger and better for the challenges they overcame - amazing !! Date of review: June 15, 2015
In short: Hard,Hilly,Friendly and Fun In full: I must say I found the marshals to be the friendliest and most supportive I've come across to date, unlike the course which was pure unadulterated misery. Can't wait for next year. Date of review: June 15, 2015