In short: very hot and hilly race, very good atmosphere In full: Goody bag was poor this year but liked getting my medal put over my head. Liked the new start wave this year. Much more organized. Need gels or energy drinks at the half way point as this is where we're flagging after doing the horrible hills. Date of review: May 11, 2015
In short: Tough race In full: The staggered starts were a good addition this year, although I did notice people with the wrong colour number in my starting group. I didn't witness any bottle neckking, but my group started at 9.30,so it may have been different in other starting groups.
I undertrained this year and suffered for the whole race. I would recommend some hill training for anyone wanting to run this one as it was very challenging in places. Will be back next year. Date of review: May 11, 2015
In short: Outstanding organisation, dull route In full: The organisation from the bag drop, start point, medal engraving was awesome. But this was like a training run, with limited interesting scenery and little atmosphere for the majority of the course Date of review: May 11, 2015
In short: Very well Organised, Great Support on a challaging Course In full: The wave starts worked really well for me I put a predicted time of 1:40 and was in the 1st Wave (Blue) had no issues with slow runners or having to dodge people as in previous events. It was also good to be running with people of a similar speed and maybe why I posted a 1:35 PB !! The 2 separate meeting areas and Baggage areas also made for a very quick drop off and pick up of bags and the que for the Loos was not too mad. Overall I really like the wave starts and 2 Meetings Areas. The course is "Yorkshire Flat" so don't expect to fly round but the support is great all the way around proper Yorkshire Support Date of review: May 11, 2015
In short: Great support all around - Leeds folk well done!! In full: This is a really well organised race with masses of support almost all around the course - the people of Leeds were great - out there with sweets, extra water, oranges etc etc.
However, as others said it is rater hilly and it was hot as well so this combi made it a rather tough race.
Very much enjoyed it though - and nice medal - and great idea to throw in free engraving of the medals at the end!
Thank you for a great day out! Date of review: May 11, 2015
In short: enjoyable In full: Once again the plusnet Yorkshire marathon team did a good job. It was well organised. The support in Leeds was great. The people in Leeds stood in the streets with hose pipes. This is what we needed.especially after the hills. It was a hot half marathon. Even though they was a few water stations, the people in Leeds stood in the streets giving out cups of water, sliced oranges, jelly babies and jelly beans. This helped us on the way round. The marshals were great the best uve seen. I had a good day. Date of review: May 10, 2015