In short: Good training run for FLM as the distance matched my scheduled long run. I did it at my MGP and it went really well so I was welll chuffed . In full: This was a well organised race, especially for a 1st time. I liked the rolling start although it was still very narrow in places and difficult to pass or be passed. The hill was nice and testing but worth it when you got the nice views from the top. I'll be back next year if I've got a London Marathon place but otherwise no. Also well done to the cadets at the water stations they did a good job and were really encouraging. There could have been a few more marshalls along the course as quite a few junctions had no marshall and this could have caused a problem. All in all not a bad day but made better for me by me completing 17.3 miles at my MGP and not being to knackered at the end of it. Keep Running! www.tommys.org.stevesmarathon Date of review: March 22, 2009
In short: Well organised run. The section off the A20 was the best bit by far! In full: As a training run for London this ticked all the boxes! Good friendly event that given time could turn in to a must-do for those building up to a Spring Marathon. Date of review: March 22, 2009
In short: A20 action In full: Enjoyed the run, well organised and friendly. The cadets did a great job. The road bike time trials were a nice distraction. Not sure what I'll do with the ash tray though!? Date of review: March 22, 2009
In short: An good trraining run In full: A well organised race and the rolling start worked. The route was quite challenging but a good preperation for London Marathon. The cadets at the water stations were excellent and very encouraging. Date of review: March 22, 2009
In short: Going out and over Hubbards hill on to the Downs was ok, and the views were pleasant enough.. The down hill back to the A20 was steep and played on the knees.Once on the A20 to go back,this is a remaining long straight stretch of 7 miles. d In full: 7 miles of fast head on traffic and nothing else to distract you kept my head down to just get to the end.This is a hard run,no question,and psycologically boosts your confidence for marathon potential.A good training run for this,but wouldn't do it for any other reason.Nice dish but could have had the distance covered put on it.