In short: The Organisation, Crowds and runners taking part in this race are what make it so special. No one I would say can beat the well run precision that this event is run with. So many humbling people who take part. In full: I know the Club/Real Runners hate us Fun Runners/Charity Runners but really this is what London is all about. The Club Runners have the ability to be out at the start and therefore we fun runners should not be hindering their progress. I am not sure of the amounts raised for Charity but above all else this is what makes it so special. Date of review: April 21, 2005
In short: Another great London Marathon. Only complaint was lack of sponges that had been on offer in previous years, especially since it was fairly warm. Amazing crowds. Date of review: April 21, 2005
In short: Wow! the spectators were very very good this year and so many of them. In full: This race needs to be bottled, the buzz the whole day gives is fantastic. One slight observation was the repatriation area became so cramped later on it was becoming uncomfortable for runners and spectators alike. Even trying to leave the area became difficult,maybe it was just the size of the crowds. Date of review: April 21, 2005
In short: A day to remember forever!! In full: Fabulous day, brilliant weather, tough going in the sun. Hard to fight your way through the other runners but hey, it's the London Marathon! Spectators fantastic-wish they could be at every race! Date of review: April 20, 2005
In short: mildly undulating & windswept In full: Please consider two points for next year.
>Man the 5k water station with more people & tables. (they could not keep up) >Move the penned run-off area for T-Shirts futher away from the finish line to prevent a build up of runners. From the time I crossed the Line I had to wait 10 minutes before getting a cup of water. Not good in that heat!
Apart from that I enjoyed the race, the atmosphere and the scenery. Top location. Not a PB though, that 5k slow incline killed me off.
In short: 10th and was thinking last, but route change made it easier and somehow more interesting In full: Having run through months of cold, damp and wet the hot weather was welcome at the start but cursed by the end. This was, as usual, an outstanding day, which will live in memory for years to come. No PB this year, but hey, can't have everything Date of review: April 20, 2005
In short: loved every minute, support was super, great banter amongst the athletes...had a duel with a Rhino In full: Humphrey the Camel had a great race on Sunday and managed to complete the 26 mile course in 4 hours 37 minutes (a personal best). He had a grin on his face throughout the event despite a few groans from his two humps between 18 and 24 miles. The crowd spurred him on and he managed to shift into full Camel sprint mode (ears flapping) once he hit the Embankment with two miles to go. He almost had to hurdle the advertising boards down the home straight (like the Grand National)... Date of review: April 20, 2005