In short: It's more of an event to experience than a race for a PB In full: I had a great weekend. The travelling was a drag but it was definitely worth it. The atmosphere was amazing, support was superb and organisation was second to none.
The only problem was getting through runners/walkers who'd started way way ahead of their predicted time slot. It was a challenge weaving through so many people, which took quite a bit of concentration.
I came away with a PW of 2.03 (PB is 1.46) but I didn't go there for a time, I went for the experience and what an experience it was too! Date of review: September 27, 2004
In short: Glad I made the trip. Thanks Geordies. In full: If I run again next year I will make sure that I am nearer the front. Found it hard dodging around the slower runners which I had to do over the whole course. Baggage buses need sorting out. Lessons could be learnt from London Marathon on this subject. Championchip is a must for future races. Date of review: September 27, 2004