In short: my first marathon, well organised, great event In full: As a first marathon only have shorter races to compare to, but despite my personal struggles with the distance (much more respect required), cannot fault the organisation, location or the atmosphere. Fantastic support during the last mile and a half, and finishing on the racecourse is great - plenty of room for support and to stretch out afterwards. Date of review: October 16, 2013
In short: Really friendly atmosphere and super organised race. In full: A good option for a first marathon due to the quality of the organisation both before, during and after the race. Very approachable staff and the commitment to the runners competing shines through. Thank you everyone!! Date of review: October 16, 2013
In short: Another AMAZING Chester Marathon In full: Well the organisers and volunteers have pulled it off again (thanks Andy and Chris!). It was another superbly organised, well supported and incredibly fun marathon. It's not flat but the gentle rolling hills give as much as they take. The local support is brilliant and there's always a great buzz at the start and the finish. Unmissable. Date of review: October 16, 2013
In short: Incredibly well organised race - before, during and after In full: My first marathon and it was a fantastic introduction. It was brilliantly well organised, from the entry submission to the portaloos all the way round. Running out of water at one stop, not so great, and there's nothing they could do about the weather (how hot?!?!!?), but everything else was brilliant. Has made me want to run more organised races, something which I've avoided like the plague previously! Date of review: October 16, 2013
In short: Fantastic day In full: A truly fantastic day-one of the best. Done over 100 marathons at over 60 venues and this ranks towards the very top. Absolutely everything works so well, very good pre race info and such a special atmosphere on race day and loads of extra little touches you don't get elsewhere. The marshalls/volunteers were excellent and very encouraging all the way round. The only thing you could possibly fault was the 24 mile marker being nowhere near where it should have been but that is me being very very picky. Top class event-already entered for 2014. Well done to everyone involved-brilliant !