In short: Half Marathon Heaven In full: Glorious scenery meant that I hardly noticed I was running at all for a long while - this cunning ruse led to a PB! Loved the downhills near the end - just need to train for them next time! Can't recommend this race highly enough. :o)
In short: My first marathon, found it very hard going but I will be back! In full: Scenery was stunning, and organisation was great. I personally found it a very tough run with some absolutely torturous descents at the end. Overall - Loved it! Date of review: May 21, 2007
In short: My first marathon and I found it hard work! In full: The organisation, scenery and fantastic support from the other runners made it go by much less painfully than might have been the case. With all the discussion on the thread about the nightmarish descent I was a little worried but found it OK - a bonus for training in a hilly part of the world I guess.
My only grumble is that after dragging my sore limbs over the finish line I was told I couldnt have a massage as they were going home. An incentive to run faster next time! Date of review: May 21, 2007
In short: Excellent, Quick Scenic Race In full: A very enjoyable race, excellent views to take your mind off things, very quick course, can deffinately pick up a couple of mins on those down hill sections( if you`ve any strength left in your legs ).Perfect weather, apart from the downpour just before the start, Great marshalls and plenty of water stops, Good Goody Bag, Just a shame a good quality medal couldn`t of been supplied as im sure people would pay a little bit more ! Date of review: May 21, 2007