In short: i wish i'd stuck with last years decision not to run it again In full: worst organised start than last year. count on one finger the support, traffic free my backside, what t-shirt? water tasted stale, police made people use footbridge at end of race, including my son with bad knees & pushchairs etc. to keep the traffic moving huh, we do run for charities. you've guessed it -we will not be back Date of review: June 11, 2007
In short: A good race In full: A few masrchalls at the start can help to keep runners behind the assembly line as the road was still open for traffic shortly before the start. Mostly flat course, but hot - perhaps an earlier start? Water stations were good though. Pleasant finish. Exiting parking was very slow - are there other options for parking/course?
In short: First 1/2 Marathon and really enjoyed it. In full: Very well marshalled. Really good water stations with the sponges a welcome surprise. Enjoyed the route and the finish on the track.Will be back next year. Date of review: June 11, 2007
In short: Chaos at the beginning ("Where is the start line"), and difficult to get away ... In full: Difficult one if you don't drive to the race. Generally well marshalled, so even the stretches with traffic both ways seemed save for runners. Many water stations and sponge stations which was very good. If it was not for the troubles with public transport and the chaos at the starting line, this would be a close to perfect race. Date of review: June 11, 2007
In short: Not as bad as I was led to believe In full: My car parking experience wasn't too bad compared to what other people are saying. I thought the water stations and sponges were excellent - the best I've seen in any race. I found the course quite hard going in places and it would be nice to see the sea! I would definitely do it again. Date of review: June 11, 2007
In short: Good day out! In full: Have run this race for the past two years and have experienced no problem with the parking though I would advise allowing time for traffic congestion on arrival. Plenty of water stations and friendly marshalls makes for an enjoyable day. Would have been nice for a change in medal style from year to year. Not a particularly enjoyable last mile of the course!! Date of review: June 11, 2007