In short: Stunning route over magnificent countryside. Brilliantly challenging and rewarding In full: Organisation was exceptional in every way. Fantastic marshals. A really friendly and welcoming atmosphere. It is a very challenging race, but it's not about PBs rather about enjoying the exceptional countryside. Date of review: September 16, 2014
In full: I have been coming to Swanage for years for holidays and loved it, so for my first marathon I thought why not! Nothing quite prepares you for those hills though! The scenery is amazing and all the other runners I spoke to from first timers to 100 marathon vets were just lovely! The Marshall's and water stations were fantastic and so supportive. My husband asked me that day will you do it again I said I didn't think so as it was a tough one! But can't get it out of my head SO yes I'll be there next year giving it another go! Date of review: September 16, 2014
In short: Beautiful and brutal! In full: The fantastic views took your mind off of the killer hills, almost! Very friendly Marshalls and lovely locals kept the runners topped up with sweets and cakes. Def will be back next year. Date of review: September 16, 2014
In short: My first ever marathon and it was brilliant fun ! In full: A brilliantly organised predominately off road hilly marathon taking in picturesque Purbeck. There were numerous helpful, very friendly and supportive marshalls around a well marked course. I found this to be a very friendly race that sets the standard for others to aspire. A great choice for my first marathon. Well done to all involved in providing this first class event.
In short: A privelege to be able to run with others in my backyard in an official and very well organised event - Thank you In full: Thanks to all the organisers and volunteers and other runners who made it such a memorable day. The scenery speaks for itself but its the atmosphere and organisation that make this event so special. For me it was so great to be able to compete in an event that does a big circuit within view of my house and an area I've always run with my dog. Thanks to everyone involved. Date of review: September 16, 2014
In short: as the well known would preserver says it does what it says on the tin. purbeck marathon is what it says on the shirt. a absolutely exhilarating experience one that will make me come back for more. 10/10. Date of review: September 16, 2014