In short: An amazing experience, thanks to the crowd support In full: This is my third marathon, but my first big event and it is difficult to imagine going back to empty, quiet roads. Great route, well-organised race and magnificent support. Date of review: April 18, 2005
In short: The atmosphere makes it so worthwhile In full: This was my 3rd FLM and easily the best! London isn't all about times and PB's, its about the occasion, the fantastic atmosphere and raising money for the charities. Date of review: April 18, 2005
In short: Fantastic day and a great atmosphere. In full: A truly memorable day. From the weather to the crowds, everything was ideal. Definately coming back next year although I doubt that it could be as special as this time. Date of review: April 18, 2005
In short: First Marathon but hopefully not the last In full: As a marathon virgin, I had only other peoples word for it about how fantastic the atmosphere would be, but it was all true. The crowds were just amazing and really helped me through some difficult stages. It was so unexpectedly hot that I was far slower than I had hoped but it has not put me off trying to get in next year. 10 out of 10. Date of review: April 18, 2005
In short: WOW - exceded my first time out in 2004, amazing day, fantastic experience, excellent atmosphere and a new PB!! In full: Second year running and the atmosphere exceeded the first time out, the words of encouragement and cameradery as I struggled with a cramped up thigh from 21 miles was absolutely incredible. Finished with a pb of 3:48:20 knocking 25 mins of my previous time even with cramp! New course was a vast improvement on last year, only criticism is the unecessary narrowing of the course around the isle of dogs, why only one lane for runners and a full lane for specatators? Date of review: April 18, 2005
In short: What can I say a a brillent day out in the best capital in the World In full: One slight bug bear with this race however is I still dont know why they make us all treck up to central London a few days before the race this is a realy pain in the neck and if they think they are stop the transfer of numbers they should think again Date of review: April 18, 2005
In short: An unforgettable day In full: First ever marathon. Great day, smiles all the way round. Overwhelmed by the the amazing spectator support at Tower Bridge and up the Mall. Hobbling like Mrs Overall today! Date of review: April 18, 2005
In short: Felt great for 14 miles on course for a PB,Got a stitch at 17 miles,begged for a paracetamol at 22 miles from St.john's ambulance lady after suffering severe headache from the sun, finished 1hr 15 mins outside PB but loved every minute of it!!! Date of review: April 18, 2005
In short: A fantastic day - managed to knock 41 minutes off my previous time, down to 3hrs 45. The crowds were amazing, expecially in the last 3-4 miles went it really started to hurt. Will definitely do it again. Date of review: April 18, 2005
In short: Wasn't expecting the sunshine but a great race! In full: I wasn't used to running in such warm conditions so came in slower than I had hoped but was an excellent day, one which I will never forget. The crowds were fantastic especially along the embakment and nearly made me cry near the mall! Date of review: April 18, 2005
In short: Great day and weekend! In full: A fantastic day and overall weekend, the crowds were unbelievable and has been said elsewhere they deserve medals too. Absolutely gutted in my 1st marathon to finish 3 seconds outside 4 hours but suppose thats an incentive to do it again!!
The organisation was generally very good. However some of the roads were far too narrow, sometimes this was unavoidable but other narrowings were unnecessary and led to quite big problems.
Finally, best wishes to the few people I saw at the side of the road getting treatment, especially the guy near 9-10 miles. I really hope you're all ok. Date of review: April 18, 2005
In short: My first race, as such a guaranteed PB! In full: Started with serious misaprehension! Booking via RW brill. Support from 'NICK' fabulous. The gate at the start was a pity and a bit chaotic, my satelite thingy had the markers as quite a bit out, liked the hosepipe arrangement for water!! I Loved this, training is not much fun but if all proper events are at least as much fun as this then I am in for a long running career. Thanks to all. Date of review: April 18, 2005
In short: Fantastic experience! Sun burnt shoulders! In full: My first marathon and it exceeded all expectations. The crowds were phenomenal, weather unbelieveable. Hard work if chasing a time, I spent more energy weaving and trying to get some space. People stopping or going very slowly kept taking away any rhythm. If walking should definitely move over and not spread out across road. Date of review: April 18, 2005