In short: excellent marshalling/post race facilities. In full: the marshalls were very good and incredibly supportive-thanks to you all it is much appreciated.slightly congested in the early stages but what lovely running conditions. the cars/traffic is slightly hazardous in places and again numerous runners completely disregarded the no mp3 rule-idiots. the finish is great and a nice hot shower was most welcome-cheers to the bag storage team. one small gripe though, I finished in 3 47 so was surprised to be told no medium t-shirts left, they had all gone. why fill in what size I want then have it written on my number if not enough in my size has been ordered. normally dont care about this if its a cheap cotton one but these looked good and the small I was given makes me look like the only gay in the village bloke !! anyway, my running oppo reduced his pb from 3 39 to 3 32 in his 57th marathon so a memorable day. to repeat-marshalls, fantastic.
In short: PBs galore :o) In full: Well organised race, great marshalling and support. A treat to run on a track for the first time and surprised to get a technical t-shirt at the end - bonus! All-in-all a great race, thank you! Date of review: October 18, 2009
In short: Excellent In full: Excellent race. Organization was spot on. Course was great and fast.Finishing on the track was a great bonus, and all the crowd cheering was great. Will definitely be back for more.
Thanks to all involved in such a great day out. Date of review: October 18, 2009
In short: My first on-road non-big city marathon and I loved it! In full: Huge thanks to the organisers of this race. Fabulous facilities at the start/finish area and minimal queues for the ladies for a change. Marshalls supportive and helpful. Technical t-shirt. Just the right sort of goody bag. And of course I'm not in the slightest bit influenced by the fact that I got a PB ;-) Date of review: October 18, 2009
In short: Faultless - highly recommended In full: Excellent organisation, facilities , course , marshals - the complete package and got a PB. Will be back - 5*'s from me. Thank you to all involved and whoever books the weather Date of review: October 18, 2009
In short: Excellent start/finish venue. Friendly and well organised. In full: It was great starting and finishing on the track. Most of the scenery was enjoyable, although running alongside traffic was tricky at times especially for a short stretch towards the end heading back through the town. The marshalls were great and support along the route, although limited in numbers was enthusiastic and uplifting. There was a good spirit to this event, and the hot showers at the end made it feel even better going home. Just be prepared for the (extra long!) half mile or so through the grounds of the club when you think you are back in the stadium and about to finish! Date of review: October 18, 2009
In short: fantastic organisation, well supportive marshalls, loads of water, energy drinks, sponges, jelly babies brilliant !! In full: Without a doubt the best marathon in the UK, super fast, fantastic support and brilliant marshalls, cheering and clapping even us back of the pack runners. Massive thanks to the organisers for a damm good day out plus a very nice gold medal !! Date of review: October 18, 2009