In short: Well organized , friendly marshalls, some lovely villages. In full: This was my first race, the marshalls were very friendly and gave my a lot of surport, one even gave me his mars bar. I found the last loop very hard, as I was fifth for last, and the faster run were at 25 mile, when I went off to do the last loop at 18.5 miles. But when I arrived back at the stadium, there were still people there to clap me home and a nice cup of tea or coffee and a biscuit. Date of review: October 19, 2005
In short: Fab marshalls and great scenery In full: Couple of climbs on the way back in I wasn't prepared for but a great route with loads of support. Really friendly race managed to sort of chat in between gasps on the way round. Date of review: October 19, 2005
In short: Recommended for all rookies In full: My first marathon. Very well organised and I felt that the entry fee was extremely good value. Very frequent and well run water stations in truth my only disappointment....my own performance! Date of review: October 19, 2005
In short: Great race, especially as it was my first marathon (not my last) In full: Thank you Amblers for organising an excellent race. The course is fast and very well marshalled. The two women at 24 miles almost made the all the pain worthwhile on their own. There was quite a lot of traffic at times around the route. Drinks in bottles would be easier but would make the race more expensive I suppose. Date of review: October 19, 2005
In short: out and back countryside course In full: great race well organised a few bottlenecks at the start but once away it was very good. good atmosphere crowd cheering you on all the way round well worth the trip alone Date of review: October 19, 2005
In short: Lived up to its reputation In full: I'm probably biased (I come from Abingdon) but I thought this was a great race. I wasn't in the best shape to run it, but the course was so easy I still managed to scrape a PB. Only downsides were: the sun was out from mile 6 onwards, making it too hot for a marathon, and more frequent drinks stations (especially later on) wouldn't go amiss; at the finish, I didn't enjoy having to clamber up those stadium steps and it was a bit too crowded. I'll definitely be back next year, as long as my parents don't move to another town. Date of review: October 19, 2005
In short: First 10K race - now converted! In full: This was my first race after just running to keep fit. Perfect day with perfect organisation and perfect runners with perfect crowd. After race organisation and events like clockwork - great introduction to running for first timers! Date of review: October 19, 2005
In short: Superb In full: My 1st half. It was an excellent race and an excellent day out. Don't have any other races to compare it with, but, I would recommend it to anyone. Will be back next year, hopefully Date of review: October 19, 2005
In short: Not quite as expected In full: Nice start, awful finish, tacky medal! Why no markers before 3K, and no markers on the last hill so you knew how far to go....? Date of review: October 19, 2005
In short: Fast, well organised and friendly. In full: I've done this race the last 2 years and have ran pb's both times - even with the brutal wind this year. Gentle uphill for first 6-7k then a very fast finish.
Well organised and friendly with a fantastic post race spread laid on and an almost as many prizes as tickets raffle.
Definitely one to do year after year.
Well done Peterhead RC. Date of review: October 19, 2005