In short: Outstanding In full: This was a wonderful race helped by great weather. Although hilly in parts I still managed a PB having run very little recently so from my perspective it has PB potential. The organisation, scenery, atmosphere etc was great. If it could be improved it would be to silence the annoying and patronising announcer at the start and do away with the waste of time warm-up routine. A straighter entry to the stadium avoiding the sharp dogleg would also assist the final run in. Well done to the organisers though. I'll certainly do it again.
In short: A great race. Stunning scenery, and some really nice touches - like when they announced people's names over the tannoy as they came into the stadium. I know I'm a slowcoach, but as I crossed the finish line it made me feel like a champion. Date of review: October 9, 2007
In short: Fabulous In full: Can't fault anything. Had a fabulous time. Everything I expected and more. A special thank you to many of the runners who had finished and cheered me all the way to the line. The superb weather was a nice touch too ;o)
In short: Fantastic organisation, beautiful scenery and perfect running weather all made this an exceptional race , with a new PB tas well. Congratulations to all who entered and a big thank you to the organisorss. Date of review: October 9, 2007
In short: Brilliant marathon but watch out for the hill at mile 18 ! In full: Excellent event. Massive thanks for a great marathon. From the event organisers to the girls handing out wine gums at mile 17 this was a class run. Absolute killer hill at mile 18. I was running in treacle for a good while trying to get over it. The spectators were great, marshalls were spot on, scenary and finish was fantastic, goody bag was grand and the food at the end was an excellent touch. 11 outa 10. Paul Burns Date of review: October 8, 2007
In short: first marathon really enjoyed it will probably do again at some point In full: beautiful day, lovely people, very friendly. Really enjoyed the whole experience. Date of review: October 8, 2007
In short: Truly Amazing Marathon...Well Done Baxters!!! In full: Everything about this event was fantastic, and I am very happy to have been a part of it. Everyone along the course (water/drink stations, marshalls, first aiders, spectators - and fellow runners) were encouraging and friendly, and made the day special.
The scenery was out of this world, and it really helped when the going got tough!
Well done to the organizers - they did a first class job! Thanks should also go to the catering staff at the end of the race, and the pre-race pasta party.
Quality goody bag and fab tee-shirt.
All and all, BRILLIANT - will be back next year! Date of review: October 8, 2007