In short: Very well organised race, shame us slower runners didn't get a medal as they ran out! In full: Very well organised race, although it was a shame us slower runners didn't get a medal as they ran out! They also didn't have any oranges or bananas either. Date of review: May 6, 2005
In short: Lots of lovely countryside but little atmosphere In full: I drove this route before the race and was pleased that it took in some lovely single track country roads, but also a brief section through a new housing estate. On the day, however, this was a fast field - lots of miltary, with large gaps in the field and the country lanes and big gaps meant little to no atmosphere. Was a hot day and there were definitely not enough water stations, but other than that quite organised. As it was a fast field, even those coming in under 2 hours were greeted by things shutting up for the day at the finish. Date of review: May 6, 2005
In short: I agree entirely with Jonny Lynch, in fact it was the worst of my 63 Marathons. Organisers definitely need to look at the route for next year. Would not recommend this race to anyone. Only good thing was that t shirts were pre ordered so at least I h Date of review: May 6, 2005
In short: PB this time S by nearly 7 mins (just shows what proper training does!) so very pleased with myself In full: A bit disappointed though to get to the finish to find out that they had run out of medals!! Better organisation next year please...... Date of review: May 6, 2005
In short: A highlight in my race calender In full: This is the third year I've run this race and it gets better every time.
The only gripe I have is with having to collect my number and chip pre race day. I don't really know why this is necessary.
And yes, it is a two lap half, but the course is interesting enough for this not to be a problem, it also means that there is always lots of support around the course, particularly through the city centre, which is quite special.
I find some of the undulations hard work but the downhills compensate quite well.
The track finish is simply great!
The t shirt design is tasteful and they come in all sizes...even small for us girlies!
And finally, the medal is interesting and changes colour every year so I'll keep going back til I get the full set. Date of review: May 5, 2005
In short: The Perfect Race In full: My First DK10K, definatly not my last, Fantastically well organised and marshalled. The support all the way round was friendly and encouraging and I managed a PB too, what more could you ask for. Date of review: May 5, 2005
In short: weather was ideal, despite forecast. well organised/supported, with some carnival atmosphere. Finishing on track with plenty of support was a treat. Excellent dedicated internet site, though guntime and not chip time results published in local paper. In full: Thought the Express & Echo could have done a bigger feature of the run in terms of more photos and runner stories, etc. given the GWR's size & status. Medal was quite original but found T-shirt on the boring side. Organisation was first class and marshalls & helpers must be applauded. A gold star to the school band in Exeter High Street pounding out their rhythms & primitive beats, providing a much-needed lift to flagging runners. Date of review: May 5, 2005