In short: Nice race with some interesting hills In full: It was very hot when I ran it and they managed to have plenty of water stations and didn't run out of water with everyone taking two cups and several sponges. Well done. Date of review: June 20, 2005
In short: The hot weather made for a really challenging marathon. It was just as well that the organiser had arranged for plenty of drink stations. In full: If this is to be the last running of this event, then it'll be a shame, but with less than 100 entrants for a county championship marathon, the event's viability cannot be guaranteed. The course has plenty of potential, as the climbs are few in number and not too long or too steep. The marshals, none of whom are runners, are extremely friendly and numerous, but don't expect too much spectator support. That is until the finish, when the applause ringing down from the racecourse stand make the whole effort seem worthwhile. I'd do it again if the Rotarians do. Date of review: June 20, 2005
In short: Two laps, great marshalling. In full: 2004 race was sunny and very very hot: 27degC in the shade. Thankfully, there were lots of well-organised water stations. Started and finished on the horse-racing track, which was novel (and meant parking was no problem).
Loads of very friendly marshalls, and good crowd support in the towns & villages, but a couple of longish stretches of otherwise deserted out-of-town roads where on the second lap (once the half-marathon runners peeled off) it felt a bit solitary at times. The cure for that, of course, is for more runners to enter this marathon! Date of review: December 3, 2004
In short: Mundane route, v.hot day with no shelter or shade. Got cooked. Marshalls made this race for me. In full: This route needs to be altered to cut out the twists in the last stages of the laps. Your on the edge of Dartmoor and yet it does not even touch the potential of that area. Date of review: November 18, 2004