In short: Definately a good one to do if you're training for an autumn marathon. In full: Definately not for the faint-hearted. You do need to be in shape for this one; it makes the Burnham Beeches half seem like a sunday school outing! Your efforts will be rewarded tho' with stunning scenery, a challenging course and a well-organised, well-marshelled event. (although a few distance markers...say every 5 km...would have helped! Thanks and hope to see you next year! Date of review: September 1, 2004
In short: A well organised race, but no atmosphere In full: This is run as a combined marathon, 1/2 marathon and 10K. The organisation is exceptional: buses to the start of the 1/2m and 10K, regular water stations, marshalls, etc. were all great. I ran the 1/2 marathon - across an undulating, scenic, but windy course. It was a lonely run though - the only real support was in the last 100 metres. Date of review: September 1, 2004
In short: This was my first 10k race, I really enjoyed it. I think that those walking should have started at the back as they did get in the way especially when walking 5 a breast! The weather was good and partner enjoyed watching so can't complain!! Date of review: September 1, 2004
In short: Great atmosphere and pb course offset poor organisation In full: Positive points - great crowds, very fast course and strong field. Superb weather on the day made for a pleasurable run and a pb.
Negative points - a mile between changing tents and start, could have been disastrous on a cold, wet day. Should have started from Glasgow Green as usual. Inclusion of Kingston Bridge in route - why, who wants to run on a motorway flyover? What happened to the 10-mile marker? Cock up on the medals - lots of half marathon runners got 10K medals (and vice versa?) Date of review: September 1, 2004
In short: Course was mostly on the embankment. Very crowded. Crowds pleasant. Organisation poor, but I believe it has improved. Expensive & no accurate timing. Very difficult to see km markers. Date of review: September 1, 2004