In short: A well supported run through beautiful country and the city of York. In full: First time I've managed to do this event. Thought it was very well organised particularly the buses to and from elvington airfield. The signage on York university campus was plentiful and clear. The only negative comment I have is that at the end of the race runners had to battle through family/friends to get away from the funnel once you had received your medal and goody bag. Perhaps there should be a dedicated meeting area. Date of review: October 12, 2015
In short: Well organised but over hyped In full: Well organised, with a quick, scenic and well supported first quarter, patchy after that until the finish, great finish area though. Route is spoiled by long, demoralising out and back section from mile 16 - 20, just what you don't need at this stage. Marshals and volunteers were great and plentiful. Good event area, nice T and medal too. Date of review: October 12, 2015
In short: amazing race...... amazing organisation.... amazing value...TOUGH TOUGH TOUGH!! In full: really well organised race - the scenery is spectacular. It is the hardest half marathon I have ever done. Nothing competes! Can't praise the organiser enough - free tea at the beginning, technical tshirt, medal, momento & really welcome cooked breakfast at the end. Brilliant value...... if you are tough enough Date of review: October 11, 2015
In short: Great start, well supported, but badly let down by baggage fiasco In full: Third time at this event. Very slick start - off and running very quickly and great first mile through the city centre. Great traffic free route. Pacers were great, and good pockets of support around the course. Nice finish, tshirt and goody back, but whole experience was badly let down by the baggage reclaim. 30+ mins queue with four guys all looking for one bag at a time. Ridiculous, and lucky that it wasn't too cold - although I was shivering by the time I finally got my bag. Bad end to a great event. Date of review: October 11, 2015
In short: Fantastic small trail half marathon - a local gem! (Shhhhh) In full: This race was brilliant. No mile markers and lots of jelly babies. Everyone beaming with enthusiasm. Beautiful, challenging course. Lots of bits where I couldn't see anyone! I also am rather fond of the out and back element - you get to see everyone on your way up / down. Great low key event - and lots of goodies too. A medal, a mug, a long sleeve technical tee AND a cooked breakfast at the end!!!! (And more jelly babies) thanks so much trionium! Date of review: October 11, 2015
In short: It's tough, but that only makes it better!! In full: Great race, great scenery and some pretty lumpy bits! First time for this race. Ran the Hermes North Down's Marathon earlier in the year and these are very similar out and back races - both very tough, but very rewarding. Well organised, and liked the free tea at the start, plus the rendition of Jerusalem. Two people were running this as their first marathons - total respect, but it will be hard to top this one Date of review: October 11, 2015
In short: A brilliant flat race. In full: Peterborough is easy to get to from London. The start and finish are a short walk from the station. It was a beautiful Autumn day and the sun was shining all day. I did wonder what would happen if there was torrential rain as there isn't anywhere for cover, and the start / finish area is on grass.
The organisation was fantastic. I really liked the set up of the starting pens. I liked the route. It was nice to run through the city centre and get a lot of support early on. There was a lot of support from people in the more residential areas which I really appreciated.
I thought the goody bag had good things in it. It was a nice surprise to get a tshirt and a medal.
The pacers are really helpful, and the atmosphere was really uplifting. I ran past Mick & Phil (also submitted a review for 2015) and cheered them on. And then when I was struggling they ran past me and cheered me on. Mick & Phil are inspirational.
I really recommend this race and am already looking forward to next year.
Thank you to everyone who was involved in the organisation; those who helped out today; and those who cheered me on. Date of review: October 11, 2015
In short: Very well organised race In full: First time at the Yorkshire Marathon, but I'd like to come back. Organisation was excellent, with good crowd support (although the vicar totally dissed and missed my High-5 attempt!). Date of review: October 11, 2015
In short: Inspiring, challenging, well organised In full: Just brilliant. Every time. I was gutted not to run this year 2015 due to dodgy knee but being part of the crowd and seeing the kids races and cheering from the sidelines was very inspiring too. Really top event for all the family. You deserve the credit of being best 10k and your efforts are very much appreciated. can't wait for next year! Date of review: October 11, 2015
In short: Quietest marshals ever - we need some encouragement! In full: Really well organised at the start and finish (though finding the finish area water was a bit of a problem). Great route with a challenging hill and great support in Henley. On the down side the medal was (apparently) exactly the same as last year's - doesn't even have the year of the event on - and the majority of the marshals were quiet as church mice. Date of review: October 11, 2015