In short: SImply incredible. If you've never done it you'll never understand how great it was! In full: My first marathon. I was just amazed! The crowd are worth three months training! As soon as I crossed the line I thought ' I want to do it again'. I'll run next year and every year I can Date of review: April 23, 2005
In short: Every runner should do this at least once - won't rush to do it again, I found 4 months preparation tougher than running it In full: Fantastic atmosphere, wonderful crowds, historic route. Seems churlish to criticise, but why was the course so narrow around miles 16-17 (half-empty road roped off), and couldn't the exit from the finish area have been better managed? Still brilliant.
In short: Wow In full: The only probs I could see were not enough loos and I had probs getting away from the end to Victoria Stn. Other than that thanky you for a great race. Date of review: April 23, 2005
In short: Fantastic. Best race of the year so far. In full: Stunning scenery. Fantastic weather. Run along country lanes. A fair number of small hills, but the breathtaking views, made them feel like the size of molehills!. Almost the perfect race. If the road could be closed this would clinch it. The large fields for parking and also the finishing area of the race made it ideal. Nice pub too. I'll be back later in the year for the half marathon - don't think I've got the legs for the full marathon. Date of review: April 23, 2005
In short: what a day,words cannot explain,from start to finish thoroughly enjoyed In full: first marathon,aimed to finish and beat 4hrs.done both,over the moon.crowds were unbelievable,having family to support me was great,gave me a lift when i needed it, Date of review: April 23, 2005
In short: What a fantastic day, glorious sunshine, great atmosphere. Wonderful support all round the course. Fantastic effort from everyone especially those in fancy dress! Date of review: April 22, 2005
In short: The world's greatest race In full: A fantastic race. A good fast course if you are sub 3,15 - otherwise their are too many runners. Shame the tower was cut out this year but it made it a bit faster I suppose. Back again next year. Date of review: April 22, 2005