In short: A great race, exceptional organisation, great course, great start/finish location. The weather was great and the post race facilities were good. A real treat of a race. Date of review: October 19, 2009
In short: All been said below. A great race. In full: Pretty much everything you'd want in a marathon. A big shout in particular to the marshalls who were excellent at some quite tricky crossings and the enthusiastic supporters who traversed the course to give warm and vocal support. Super! Date of review: October 19, 2009
In short: exellant race In full: well organised race.Lots of support from local people.Easy for any family or friends to spectate and see you on route(by car!!) . fellow runneers were very friendly and chatted to lots of people -who helped get me a PB. Loved the race,definatley will do it again (not quite sure about going down under the subway-that hurt!!). Fantastic race.Thank you Abingdon Date of review: October 19, 2009
In short: Fab! In full: Wonderful race with the friendliest, most supportive marshalls ever. At the end of the race, one of the marshalls was leaving just as I was heading back to my car, which was parked a long way away, and she drove me right to it. Thanks Margaret, you made my day! Date of review: October 19, 2009
In short: If you are going to run a PB, it'll be here In full: The course is not pancake flat but in a marathon, you don't want it to be. The undulations are very small and its a perfect PB course.
The grandstand finish is good fun and the hot drinks & hot showers help this race stand out - well done on that.
In Abingdon, the general public were all very supportive and a big shout goes out to the lady in her 60s/70s who cycled past us shouting about having to speed off and not support us because she was late for the hairdressers. Genius.
Marshalls were excellent, though I am still not sure about the loud hailer at 24 miles :o)
All in all an excellent day topped off by a seven minute PB. Nice. Date of review: October 19, 2009