In short: Great race, fantastic scenery, but extremely challenging In full: I will always do this race as it's a great challenge and it has wonderful scenery and a great atmosphere. A few small niggles: baggage storage not supervised or organised - my fleece was lost. Only a T-shirt at the end - no goody bag or medal. And could water stations be going up the hills rather than down them or on the flat when you don't want to stop to walk for water after you have walked a bit going up the hill Date of review: November 6, 2011
In short: A fantastic course with some tough climbs and some tricky downhills! Marshals superb In full: I loved this race. It is hard but every uphill has a downhill and the last few miles are very fast. My average split around the course was 8.5 minutes. My thirteenth mile was done in 06:54 (I had made sure I had some energy saved for that last sprint). The marshals must be on some sort of happy juice. They all cheered and shouted encouragement as we went round. It made a big difference on this quiet rural course. The autumn colours and kind weather made this a perfect run. Date of review: November 6, 2011
In short: The only race that I've run where the down hills are worse than the ups!.. In full: I paid for the 'suicidal' down hills again and even had someone try and stop me from almost falling down them, but decided to press on. Oww!, by 9 miles my calves were strained and had to resort to a hobble. Luckily I managed a sprint finish and ran 5 minutes quicker this year!.. You never know what is going to happen in a race.
I thoroughly recommend 'The Marlow' though still, especially with the ideal conditions we had today. The strength sapping hills are fun to run with the lovely scenery in the country-side, so have scored this race highly. Date of review: November 6, 2011
In short: really enjoyable coarse, some challenging hills In full: lovely coarse, great conditions, add a medal and get a couple of portaloo's and you,ve got a top race. -) Date of review: November 6, 2011
In short: Thanks for another super half marathon In full: As ever, this is a fantastic race. Glorious scenery, two very tough hills at mile 8 and 11 and excellent organisation. The race I always look forward to each year, thank you Marlow Striders and all marshalls and helpers Date of review: November 6, 2011
In short: A challenging course, with plenty of ups and downs! In full: Thanks to the marshalls and organisers for the race today. It's a good course if you like hills as there are a good variety. But if you pace yourself you can still get a decent time. Well organised and plenty of encouragement for the runners. Date of review: November 6, 2011
In short: Very hilly, should be described as the 'Mountains of Marlow' race. In full: Well organised and challenging race. Despite the hills I still managed a PB in 1.32. Date of review: November 6, 2011