In short: Very good marathon - only my second, and although I did beat my time at London by 6 minutes - I did find this one much more challenging. The 20 - 23 mile section was amazingly draining and a real battle from there to the end. But Overall Fab! Date of review: September 13, 2004
In short: Great support and Organisation for such a bit race. excellent choice or route. In full: A truly great race. Very strange at the start with hundreds of runners in the city centre heading in all different directions. Great support from the crowds towards the end. The only down point was a slightly messy finish to obtain goody bags and medals at the end, that being the only down point in an almost perfect race. Date of review: September 13, 2004
In short: What a great course - didn't ever really notice the uphills but there must have been as I enjoyed the long downhills. Very well organised, great atmosphere and felt the whole town supported the race! Thoroughly enjoyed it and beat my pb by 10 mins Date of review: September 13, 2004
In short: A pleasure to be a part of. Other races could learn from this. In full: My only gripe (if there was one) is that there were a lot of people there making it difficult to find anyone. I arranged to meet someone in Queens Square. Silly mistake on my part really as Queens Square had about 4000 people on it! Anyway, lots of people means successful race. A big thanks to the organisers.
In short: My first race. Fantastic atmosphere, great support from locals and marshals alike. Sore hills at 2-3miles (so take it at a good pace) and 8-9miles, rubbish goodie bag, but amazing finish with great crowds. Date of review: September 13, 2004
In short: A great half marathon In full: A great run for runners old and new. Takes place at a good time in the year - giving (the chance) of pleasant weather. A fair amount going on at the start/finish area for spectators, etc. Disappointing goodie bag - why oh why did they include a printer cartridge recycling envelope? Date of review: September 13, 2004