In short: Well done! In full: After having completed the Edinburgh Marathon last year (when they ran out of water) I was a bit dubious about this lots organisation. But I have to say that apart from the long wait to get started I really enjoyed this race, thanks to the brilliant marshalls and water station people- all well organised. Date of review: March 15, 2010
In short: A good debut In full: Overall a good first race. Brilliant concept and one which I think will grow over the coming years. The organisers will learn from this race and hopefully every year it will get better just like the London Marathon. Look how London has grown, and this could be the exact same. Cant wait to run it next year, if it is still around. Date of review: March 15, 2010
In short: I thoroughly enjoyed this race - great marshalls and crowd support, km markers, goody bag and medal. The course was surprisingly picturesque in parts. I loved the distance. good work organisers Date of review: March 15, 2010
In short: Good race In full: It wasn t a bad try for the first kilamathon, i was doing it training for the london marathon like a lot of other people as it is postioned 6 weeks before.Just a few little problems here and there.The pens at the begining were a pain,i was standing around for 35 mins waiting for the start before they moved us to the road,if it had rained it would have been terrible,the support from marshalls was fantastic.I agree with some of the other comments about the finish,it lacked atomsphere,the shuttle buses were great though.Overall it was a good race and i would think about doing it again! Date of review: March 15, 2010
In short: Don't people in the East Midlands have curious accents? In full: Enjoyed it. Some organisational difficulties... but nothing a bit if of individual enterprise couldn't overcome. The "through the wood" bit would have been interesting had there been heavy rain in the drun up to the race! And 26 kilonetres is further than I thouhgt. Where on Earth can i find another 10 miles etween now and London?! Date of review: March 15, 2010
In short: Not a bad first go, but realy just a 16 miler. In full: The course was well marked, well marshalled, and the drinks stations were really well organised and stocked. The choice of water or (very sugary) energy drinks was good.
Seemed a very long wait in pens before the race. My bladder was ok but can understand why people are bit miffed.
The course felt uphill (though analysis says not massively) and into the prevailing wind it wasnt the quickest 16 miler.
I also didnt like the strange little loop around some cones just before Elvaston park but that's being picky.
Will I be back? Long way to travel for me, if I get into London next year then it'd be Kingston Breakfast run instead.
In full: I think a lot of people were thinking (and hoping) that this concept would fall flat on its face - WELL IT DIDN'T !!!
The starting pen system went like clockwork - the course was easy - and the atmosphere, although not like the LM - what is ? - was cheerful. The course was a good mixture of town and country and I would like to say a big thankyou to all the marshals and drink station people along the course It could have started a bit later but the organisers would have had to take in the locals , police and council's views regarding road closures. The icing on the cake was when I received my time by text 45 mins. after I had finished
I'll try to be back next year to try to beat my 2.25 Date of review: March 15, 2010