In short: Fantastic scenery and good organisation make the trip well worthwhile. In full: Great race but got caught out a bit by the course being a lot tougher than I had envisaged. Can't remember any flat bits and would not have been looking for a PB had I had known what it was like. Plenty support on route and at stadium finish, nice medal and tee shirt. Only gripe was that it was a bit chaotic at the toilets at the start and due to the rush didn't get much chance for pre-race preparation. Date of review: October 29, 2007
In short: Third year taking part in the 10K had a FAB time In full: A fantastic setting - a superb course, well marshaled a really enjoyable event - here is to next year Date of review: October 27, 2007
In short: A great race, well organised, fairly tough course In full: If you want to try a marathon I would recommend this one, it is well organised, the course is a bit up and down, you have to save a little bit for the hill at 18, hot food afterwards, great scenery, good support when you venture into occupied territory. Date of review: October 22, 2007
In short: Fabulous fabulous fabulous In full: 3rd time here (2 mara 1 10k) a must for anyone , yes its hard but the scenery and everything else make up for it in bucketloads, i love this race, its my favourite ever Date of review: October 21, 2007
In short: Top-notch of a race. In full: Delight in running this race altho you do ache in some strange places with the steep downhill parts during the 1st 6 miles.The hills @ 18 & 21 are ok if you have got someone near you to help you work thru it.The staff are very clued up.Nothing seems to bother them.Goody bag excellent.Didnt have meal after race as i wasnt ready for any food.My mate enjoyed it tho.Def be back next year. Date of review: October 15, 2007
In short: Awesome race, well worth the long journey In full: After a strenuous trip up north it was well worth the drive ! A massive PB of some 7 mins, giving me my first sub 3 hr marathon (2.53.57). Scenery is fantastic, and conditions on race day were just perfect ! Will definitely be back again.
Who needs to go to London to run in all that smog when you can run a beautiful marathon like this (and still get a pb) !