In short: A great race despite the weather In full: A well organised race, efficient and friendly marshals and a route on quiet roads made a rainy, windy run bearable. thanks to all involved. Date of review: March 16, 2008
In short: Hats off to the marshalls who make it all worthwhile running. In full: Hideous race for me as just recovering from a virus so hadn't really run for three weeks, but the enthusiasm of all the marshalls was fantastic - also my running partner who dragged me, literally for the last 3 miles! Hope FLM is kinder to me! Date of review: March 16, 2008
In short: Great marathon training run In full: Thank you to everyone involved you did a great job. The weather suited me down to the ground too as I hate getting too hot! Keep up the excellent work. Date of review: March 16, 2008
In short: Thank you marshalls for standing in the rain all morning! In full: I ended up doing 15 rather than 21 purely because I would have been too cold and wet to be out for another hour but as ever it was a great event. Just a shame we couldn't have had a dry / warmer day. Date of review: March 16, 2008
In short: Superb marshalling and organisation despite the dreadful weather In full: A very well organised race. Car park well sign posted and easy to find. All mile markers very visible. Marshalling and water stations were fabulous - everyone was well prepared, professional and very encouraging. Considering the low cost of this race the organisers have done a fanstatic job. Great FLM preparation. Thank you! Date of review: March 16, 2008
In short: Well organised scenic and great marshalling In full: The marshalls were great. Always there to tell you the right direction to go and very friendly and encouraging. Even craked a few jokes on the way which was nice!! The weather was not great but I'd assume that was the case for everyone today throughout the UK. Its a great way to get in your long run(s) if you did the 21, before London. The car park I parked in was a 5 minute walk from the end of the race and no traffic to get in the way so that was great. All in all a great race and prep for the big one!! Date of review: March 16, 2008
In short: Superb organisation that puts a lot of the 'bigger' races in the shadee In full: It gives me great pleasure to review this race. I had read the reviews beforehand but was suprised at what a pleasant, well organised, fulfilling race this was.
Plenty of free parking close to the start and well signposted was a perfect start. Course was undulating with a slight hill to start, but it was great to tick off the miles knowing that at 9 miles you had a 6 mile loop to mix things up again and then could join the slower runners on the second 6 miler to make life more interesting. Water stations supplied orange squash which helped pick the legs up and water stations came thick and fast. Mile markers were clearly visible. I thouroughly enjoyed the race and feel far more prepared for London having done it. Stangely though - did anyone else notice the large number of 'roadkill' toads on the course!!!! Bizarre.
I'll be back next year - definately if they keep the price at £9.00! Date of review: March 16, 2008
In short: perfect pre-marathon preparation (I hope) In full: The car park was already getting full by the time I arrived half an hour before the race start but it was well signed and there were others that may have been less busy. The marshals were great helping me find the loos in the Leisure Centre and then the start. Indeed throughout the race, their support and encouragement was second to none. The weather was a relentless dampening drizzle and the wind seemed never to be behind me. I was very unsettled by cars on one section (that we had to do twice) that seemed to roar past far too close and too fast. Nevertheless, a great race to prove to myself that the LFM in less than a month isn't going to be as painful as I had once feared Date of review: March 16, 2008