In short: great day out In full: Well worth the drive from Derbyshire, It was a sunny day the route was mainly on quite lanes which made for a realy enjoyable run, the bit on the A20 was not that bad as the traffic was not to bad , big thanks to all involved for making it a great race. Date of review: November 21, 2012
In short: Stunning views In full: Great scenery, great pitstops with jaffa cakes, flat coke (very welcome in the 2nd half), sweets, friendly marshals and a grub van at the end. Hilly course on tarmac - some great downhill running! Decent medal at the end and the use of the hotel was a bonus Not too keen on runing along the A20 path but the rest of the roads are quiet and very scenic. And hey! You can always plug into your ipod along the A20 path... All in all a well-organised, well-marshalled event with a small, friendly field of like minded runners. Date of review: November 21, 2012
In short: The marathon was fun. Lovely route over the downs, quiet lanes were great. Running along the A20 not quite as nice, but we all knew the route. Friendly all the way around, runners and marshals. Well stocked feed stations. In full: Only small suggestion for improvement would be a bit more thought put into the medal, it was generic and you had to look hard to see if it was for the marathon. Thank you to all those who gave up their Sunday morning to put the race on. Date of review: November 19, 2012
In short: Tough course with a couple of long hills through pleasant scenery helped by lovely weather. Great location for HQ and the organisation couldn't be faulted, although no T-shirts seemed to be on offer. Date of review: November 19, 2012
In short: Excellent course, challenging and scenic, there were a couple of unmarked junctions late in race, but luckilly i had a previous entrant in front to follow. Will definately return. Date of review: November 19, 2012
In short: Well organised event In full: Lovely weather helped make this a great run around rural Kent lanes. Some tough hills to test you with some great downhills too! Very well organised, great marshalling and regular aid stations with gels, mars, jellybabies, coke, marshmallows, jaffa cakes - plenty to choose from! The burger van at the finish was doing good business and meant people were hanging around for a while to cheer other runners in which added to the very sociable atmosphere. Would definitely come back another year. The only thing I would say is that the medal wasn't anything special for the entry fee - personally I'd rather pay #30 and get a nice custom made medal than pay #25 and get a generic one - not really a criticism - more a suggestion! Please pass on my thanks and appreciation to all the volunteers involved - we couldn't do these races without you! Date of review: November 18, 2012
In full: What an awesome event the full marathon was !! Only decided on Friday to do it and am so happy I did. Very surprised at just how lovely the scenery was...just the bits by the road were abit grim but short lived. I loved it...i loved the extra bits at the water stations...marshmallows, choccie bars and coca cola !! That was a lovely extra special touch. Some gorgeous country lanes en route with very little traffic. A couple of monster hills but so what...what goes up must come down. A brilliant event and one to put in your diary for next year but also fab weather helped. Date of review: November 18, 2012
In short: Half was a lovely challenging low key race In full: The half runs through nice countryside throughout. There is one hefty hill at 3 miles that had a few walking despite it being so early on in the race. After that there were great views and a nice descent.
Not a large field but enough people to try to chase down.
Organisation was smooth, the venue is very good and finish times were available within moments the end. Would recommend
In short: Good Race and enjoyed it . In full: Good Scenery and met some very interesting and inspiratrional people who do this distance on a weekly basis.The weather was excellent ,and the course difficult in places. Was hoping for just under 4 hours but happy with 4 hours 18 minutes, all things considered.