In short: A Rolls Royce of a marathon In full: Superb course and fabulouus orgnisation and incredibly good value.Energy drinks and gels all around the course, a long sleeved tech T shirt, medal and food in the goody bag.Loads of fantastically friendly marshals. The orgnanisers wer4 on hand at the fin9ish line to personally shake our hands as we finished, which I think sums up this race. Awesome! When can we enter for next year? Date of review: October 8, 2014
In short: Fantastic Race as always In full: A big thank you to all of the Chester Marathon crew for another amazing event. Third time of completing this race and will be back. Date of review: October 8, 2014
In short: probably the best marathon in the country In full: My 3rd Chester and I cannot really add to the praise I have given in earlier reviews. The best organised and friendliest marathon out there.If you run one marathon and only one make it this one. My wife ran the metric and loved it as well. Super route, drinks, support the best there is from supporters and marshals alike. If I could improve one thing I would give the pacers bigger signs like the flags used at Manchester marathon. counting down the days until the next one Date of review: October 8, 2014
In short: The best organised event i have taken part in and the support was excellent from all the people in the villages coming out to cheer you on.More undulating than i was expecting but it was a great scenic route. Date of review: October 8, 2014
In short: Rather hillier than it claims to be but friendly, well-organised and beautiful. In full: The good bits: best scenery ever, excellent marshalling and organisation; the racecouse is a stunning venue. The bad bits: the car parking queue was frustrating on arrival and dire at the end of the race. Date of review: October 8, 2014
In short: Superb friendly and well organized loved it In full: This marathon is highly recomended. The organization and friendliness of everyone makes it a fantastic experience to be part of. The crowds although not as large as a big city marathon were lively and full of encouragement. I cannot recomend this race highly enough Date of review: October 8, 2014
In short: Spectacularly Great Race! In full: Race was very well organised. Spacious race village with lots of facilities. Huge support from the friendly marshals. Great entertainment in the villages. Fantastic course which is challenging enough to be interesting but still achievable by less experienced runners. The varied scenery was amongst the best I've seen at a race. Top quality T-shirt, a beautiful 2-sided medal and a great goody bag at the finish. 5 star race! Date of review: October 8, 2014
In full: It was my first time running the Clarendon Way marathon and I will definitely be back. The route was scenic as promised with some nice hills to test the legs.
The thing that made it for me was that the marshalling was top notch with great signage, there were so many people out helping and this made such a difference with a friendly word at each turn and no troubles at all when crossing roads etc as everyone executed their role perfectly and seemed genuinely happy to be there. Those running the race were all good humoured and I had a good few chats along the way (mainly about hills!) which added to the friendly feel of the event.
The course is hilly and Farley mount tests the legs on 20 miles with a challenging last 6 miles, this isn't a flat plod but a great event you will remember. Date of review: October 7, 2014
In short: Perfect organisation yet again In full: This event really can not be faulted. From the moment you sign up, you get regular information and even invited to training runs. On the day there is a kids fun run within the safe area of the race course. The day runs like clockwork. Roads are closed, so traffic free. Lots of toilets, lots of drinks, even plenty of gels. Great medal and t-shirt. Support from everyone on the day was fantastic. I will certainly be back again next year. Date of review: October 7, 2014
In short: Great race,first class organisation In full: this was my 7th marathon and the best! lovely to be congratulated by Chris Hulse as I crossed the finish line. Would make the trip from Oxford again!