In short: Well organised, great support, great course In full: Marathon number 11 done and this is up with Dublin as one of my favourites. The race isn't cheap but for your money you get a very well organised race both before, during, and after, a pretty scenic race, great support from many hundreds of spectators along the course, a decent medal, goody bag, and t-shirt! I really enjoyed this perhaps because I set a new personal best by 11 minutes but I could highly recommend this race again. It was the little things that made a huge difference such as having your name on the front of your bib number. This meant especially in the final stages you got great support to spur you on. Well done to the organisers. Date of review: October 15, 2011
In short: fantastic race location very scenic excellent finish area In full: my first marathon as im from liverpool and seen the dates clash was a little worried if i had done the right thing entering the chester .This was magnificent organisation on time, the route brilliant ,the crowds throughout the villages second to none , water station,s excellent definitley chose the right one back next year well done organises Date of review: October 14, 2011
In short: Great course to run a marathon. In full: Really enjoyed it well organised, great course not too many runners, plenty of space to run. Only thing that could be improved is leaving the car park at the end just needs a bit of organisation, otherwise couldn't fault it. Date of review: October 14, 2011
In short: Very well organised, great local support and a really useful T-shirt In full: Really enjoyed this, organisation was slick, marshalls and spectators offered lots of support - the names on the bibs was brilliant. First half seemed more down than up. From a course profile perspective it has relatively little climb but some of those hills were suprisingly tough.
As someone else said a bit of marshalling in the carpark on the way out would have been good - got there early so was down near the portaloos, on exit I spent the an hour watching them take the loos down whilst the front half of the carpark cleared.
Looking forward to wearing my T-shirt during winter training. Date of review: October 14, 2011
In short: Great support along the route - got me through to the finish. In full: Having names on the race numbers was a great touch. Everyone shouting your name was brilliant. Date of review: October 14, 2011