In short: Brilliant In full: Had been worried about choosing this as a first marathon, but shouldn't have been. Friendly marshals, supportive runners, beautiful scenery, fantastic cake. Agree with the comments about ladies loos, and the drinks station running out of water at 19m wasn't great, but otherwise a brilliant day out. Haven't stopped grinning yet - will be back next year for sure. Date of review: May 7, 2008
In short: Views make the hills worthwhile In full: I only did the half marathon, but couldn't access the comments bit for it! This was a lovely race and very friendly. Fruit cake at the halfway (or 21 miles, for the hardy marathoners) was very welcome, but even better was the amazing cake selection at the end. Not just one cake, but a choice! The only problem with this race - and it is an important issue - was a lack of toilets for women. I was only able to find a total of 3 loos and queueing meant I lost warming up time just before the start. Frienly marshals, friendly runners, nice medal and a lovely day. I'll be there next year (but hoping for portaloos) Date of review: May 6, 2008
In short: See below: In full: Amazingly varied landscape with lush sea views, bright white chalk bridleways, soft grassy downs and even bluebell woods at the end. Several servings of tasty hills and super friendly race marshals rounded off a great day of running. An absolute must for off-road lovers!
In short: very good as usual In full: Really enjoyable scenic race (the half not the full!)but a couple of niggles- the lack of ladies loos, I only found one! and the running out of water at the finish on a very humid day.Otherwise great. Date of review: May 5, 2008
In short: Excellent marathon race again In full: This is my second Three Forts and I would say it's definitely my favourite marathon, always very friendly and such a beautiful area to run in as well. The hills are always a challenge and make you want to come back for more! Organisation was superb as always so big thanks to the organisers and marshals. Date of review: May 5, 2008
In short: AMazing scenery, brilliantly organised race In full: This is the first time I've done the 3 Forts Half. Very hard work but the scenery is just stunning. Its one of the best organised races I've ever done, real contrast to the Bath Half. Rotary organised races are normally a sign of a well organised race and this was no exception. Date of review: May 5, 2008
In short: Scenic race - well organised but of course, tough. In full: Like some others, I did this as a training run for another event. IDeally suited to this as it's not a PB course. Would be nice to come back and give it a bit of welly to see how I do. As such it was very pleasant - I enjoyed the scenery & atmosphere. Not one to take on lightly but very good fun for those who have similar event experience. Marshals all cheerful as were the numerous spectators. Very well stocked aid stations. Frequent too. Lovely medal. Recommended race. Thanks & well done. Date of review: May 4, 2008