In short: Amazing weekend In full: My husband and myself ran to Brathay from Fleetwood then did the marathon with a total of 88 miles over 3 days. We love the course as makes you work a little harder and the scenery is gorgeous. The 10 in 10 runners are fantastic and we was honoured to spend the weekend with them. We will be back next year for the marathon. Date of review: May 21, 2013
In short: A very special marathon but very hard In full: Second time running this one and I loved it. Alongside chester this is the best marathon out there in my opinion. This was my third marathon in a month and I paid fro it in the last six miles. Tough hills at about 7,15,21 and constant sharp up and sharp down. Fantastic organization and stewards. Breathtaking views and the finish is the best anywhere . Loved the Kendal mint cake very friendly race and the fantastic 10 in 10 Date of review: May 21, 2013
In short: What else could you want from a marathon? In full: Loved this race. It is now my pb race and the first time I've got sub 4 so if you train for the hills it's there for the taking (and you can more than make up the time on the downhills). The atmosphere is uplifting and the 10-in-10ers utterly humbling. I would also recommend taking advantage of the B&B offer to stay at Brathay - it makes it all the more civilised that your shower is 100yds from the finish! Date of review: May 20, 2013
In short: Spectacular scenery, Wonderful marshals but wow,the hills! In full: This is a wonderful event, really well organised. But it is tough & the hills made the last few miles a walk/ hobble! Lovely scenery and the marshals & helpers were just wonderful. Can't thank them & the organisers enough.
In short: Beware this route is extremely hilly. It starts off hilly getting hillier, very challenging. Stewards and staff were fantastic. By far tougher than the average marathon or running route I am used to. Date of review: May 20, 2013
In short: Ouch! In full: Fantastic race but beware the hills! Wasn't sure about how hilly this was as the reviews were indifferent but it is very hilly - Absolutely loved the first half (even though the 1st half was hilly), but being fresh expected this - second half though was, for me, where it got tough - especially between 14-18 miles - even the downhills were becoming hard! (seemed to be going either up or down between these miles.) 1st half ran in 1:50 - capitulated in the second half, but finished with a big smile in 4:20. Definitely a race worth running. Date of review: May 20, 2013
In short: Another great Windermere Marathon In full: Love doing this Marathon. 5th time round the lake for me and can only see myself coming back for more. As always complete satifaction on finishing a challenging Marathon course. Date of review: May 20, 2013