In short: Good, fast marathon wam up In full: Regular emails leading up to event with news etc. Race was well organised (pity about queueing for car park for 40 mins). Early start makes it difficult to get public transport to event. Long toilet queues but then again when are there ever enough toilets at a race? The mug is ok but nothing flash but too me honest I prefer this to a rather cheap tacky medal.... though a t-shirt would be prefereable. Drink stataion well stocked, especially with isotonic pouches and bottles.
In short: Another great race In full: Well organised and marshalled,chip timing adds a little to the cost but its worth.Great setting,the hill at the end of mile 1 is a challenge. Would recommend to anyone. Date of review: April 2, 2006
In short: Could be a better Start/Finish In full: Walk to the start was ok, but must of nearly walked 10k to get back to car park. Could be better organised as far as the finish goes. Where was the chip bins. I didn't see one, and completely forgot about it, so ended up coming home with it still on. It'll be in the post tomorrow, but I'll probably have no time on results now. Date of review: April 2, 2006
In short: A really great race for a really great cause!!! In full: Absolutely stunning scenery around a great course that takes in the main focal attractions at the abbey! Everything about this race was really well organised and even the warm up was fun and enjoyable. A definite for next year with hopefully a lot more money raised for Cancer Research UK Date of review: April 2, 2006
In short: Very good and challenging, organisation superb. In full: Free bus laid on from one of the further out car parks shows how well orgainsed the event is. Seemed to be more than the one hill mentioned in the course review though! Date of review: April 2, 2006
In short: What a great event. Under optimal weather conditions, good PB potential, but today the strong tailwind for the first 5km, gave way to the inevitable homebound headwind... hard work. The brass band and commentary on the run in made it special. :) Date of review: April 2, 2006
In short: Excellent flat race, well marshalled. Nice mento at the end. In full: All in all a very good morning, it was well marshalled right from the start. Parking was a bit difficult though. A nice flat course, very fast. Slight hill at 4k but its over before it starts really. P.B potential very good, (knocked 90 seconds off mine). I was very happy with this race and will be back next year. Date of review: April 2, 2006
In short: A good London marathon training race - rubbish mug! In full: I've done this 3 times and it is a great marathon warm-up, partly along the Thames. I actually tagged an extra 8 onto the 16 to meet my schedule of 24 so I found myself at the back of the race. Some real bad strips of mud aat the 5 and 13 mile drink stops which almost had me walking. Plus a mug is nowhere near as nice as getting a medal. I dropped mine lasy yr and it smashed. Fingers crossed for this one!
I'll put a fuller review on my website soon:
http://www.marathondrinkers.com Date of review: April 2, 2006
In short: Brilliant all round race In full: 2nd time for doing this race, a more respectable start time than last year, very well organised, very well marshalled, nice tumbler to comemorate the 25th anniversary, good value, nice flat course...what more can one say...I'll be back again next year....Well done to all involved. Date of review: April 2, 2006
In short: Nice flat route. Organisation at finish needs sorting. Nasty cheap mug! In full: The start seemed fine to me but I was on foot so didn't need the car parks or the loos! Couldn't hear a word the guy with the loud hailer was saying! Water stations good and mile signs clear. Finish process took way too long and while there weren't actually queues over the finish line in my bit of the 16m, it took for ever to get a very nasty cheap mug! Didn't even say which one you'd done! Date of review: April 2, 2006