In short: Fabulous scenery, suitably demanding In full: The organisation may be a little haphazard at times but that is a trivial point. This race is fantastic all the way from the south west coastal path to the steep inland climbs, and even the gruelling last 3 miles along Ballard Down (misnamed as it is entirely up from Corfe Castle). Take your own supplies though, the water/ fuel stations are few and far between - a Vitality city run this isn't. But for the sheer awe-inspiring scenery, and relief at finishing, this is hard to beat. Date of review: September 25, 2016
In short: Not cheap, but worth the price. In full: This race may not be the cheapest, but it is well organised with a great atmosphere. Crowds cheered along the entire route. Good quality medal and t-shirt and a good chance of a PB (I got one). Date of review: September 24, 2016
In short: Love those hills In full: It's first time running the Leighton 10. It was challenging but would run again, maybe give it a year though ??. Brilliantly organised and friendly support all the way round and up. Date of review: September 24, 2016
In short: Lovely race in the country In full: Lovely race in the country. Beautiful scenery, enough hills to keep it challenging for seasoned pros but doable to newer runners. Great organisation and great marshals. Smaller race though so dont expect lots of road side support... Personally I'd have the nice scenery over cheering spectators any day Date of review: September 24, 2016
In short: Beautiful course, fantastic volunteers and marshals but marred by organisational issues In full: The course is completely stunning, beautiful clifftop trails leading to the abandoned village of Tyneham and then heading back to Corfe castle for 1 last lungbusting 3 mile climb up to nine barrow down and then back to civilisation and Swanage. The volunteers, marshals and supporters were all great. However there were a nos of organisational issues with a Race Director who didn't really seem to know what he was doing. The prize giving presentation at the end was a bit of a farce as there was a problem with both the race nos and the chip timing so that the majority of prizes remained unawarded at the presentation. As good as the '16 race' is, there were some inevitable problems trying to run 2 races over different distances at the same time (there's a 30 minute start time difference) over much of the same course. This certainly led to some confusion for the leading marathon runners when the races rejoined at Corfe Castle. Date of review: September 23, 2016
In short: Great run, a lot of laps but new route is much faster than the old one In full: Brilliant marshalls, lots of friendly runners, flawless organisation. This was my first ever marathon in 2014 when I thought I would do a half and go home. The atmosphere and support meant I did the lot, and am back again for year 3. Running laps may not be everyones cup of tea but its a fast course with a lovely downhill, it has good cheap parking, on site cafe and post run massage. Shot bloks in the aid station and electrolyte drinks plus an amazing piece of bling. I may have grumbled my way around it, but its always going to be a run I want to do Date of review: September 23, 2016
In short: Fantastic event, again. In full: The Coyote is just as good as the Roadrunner but run backwards. My 3rd time running a Roadrunner/Coyote and 3rd PB. That aside, this is such a professionally run yet friendly event. Date of review: September 23, 2016
In short: Great, challenging and gorgeous. Not to be underestimated In full: A lovely, scenic run. Very well organised with lovely, cheerful support even with only 1 marathoners amid the bigger load of half-marathoners.
Certainly not to be underestimated with a heady mix of consistent undulating trail with short/sharp hills. The long tarmac path stretch out to the peninsula felt positively heavenly. Definitely makes you work for it.
Also lovely nearby pubs to recover in! Date of review: September 22, 2016
In short: Great marathon In full: This was my second year running in Hull and whilst last year was good, this year was fantastic with perfect organization. Whilst the run itself has some great scenery and crossing the Humber Bridge is wonderful, the 'not so glamorous' mile 24 this year had the wonderful 'Race Angels' to help runners along, a touch of genius. Deserves to be bigger (and the course could certainly take it as its very open) and I hope with Hull being the European City of Culture 2017 I am sure next year will be. Date of review: September 22, 2016
In short: Lot of fun and probably the best medal in the UK at the very least In full: This is for the 2016 Coyote Marathon, it wouldn't let me select 2016 above. It's a great event, super friendly and a pleasure to be part of. Date of review: September 22, 2016
In short: Great different Marathon for all levels In full: Ran Coyote 2016, fantastic organisation, running laps worried me but the mutual encouragement from runners was brilliant. Great support and brilliant so see family every lap. Marshals giving fantastic support. The hills make it interesting and really only kick in when you seriously start to fatigue (hopefully near the end). The free pictures are fantastic, as is the free beer and the medal absolutely top notch, brought it into work like a kid would to show their class. A1 Event. Date of review: September 22, 2016
In short: Very well organised friendly event In full: A very well organised event with the best and most enthusiastic marshalls and volunteers. The course comprises of multiple laps around the Gravesend Cyclopark. This would have been really tough if it wasn't for the support of the volunteers and the friendliness of the other runners. Great medal and goodie bag with a lot of free photos well worth the entry fee. Date of review: September 22, 2016
In short: amazing Leighton 10 In full: My very first run in UK Incredible and well organize. Marshall everywhere to protect you from the traffic and cheering you for all the duration of the run stunning panorama all around. Best run ever Date of review: September 22, 2016