In short: Perfect marathon preparation In full: Really well organised race, excellent signs and cheerful marshalls and water station people, lots of local support too. Most people at my end of the field were using it as a training run rather than a race, which made for a super-friendly atmosphere amongst the runners. A few impatient drivers around but the junctions were well marshalled. Perhaps required a few more toilets at the start? Date of review: March 16, 2008
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