In short: good time trial for a marathon on this milldly undulating course. lots of marshalls and frindly atmosphere In full: Although 4 laps its a good time trial for a spring marathon and the marshalls are very encouraging. Good for beginners and experinced alike. Date of review: March 13, 2011
In short: Well organised race. Good for fast runners and beginners preparing for a marathon. In full: As usual, the marshals were well-organised and very supportive. The 4-lap format is excellent for pacing yourself. The distance reminds you that the marathon is not going to be easy! You need to take car of cars on mile 2 of each lap, but as long as you keep well to the left this is not really a problem. Thank you to all at Hillingdon AC. Date of review: March 13, 2011
In short: Well organised, slightly undulating In full: Well organised, friendly and relaxed race. One special marshall at 4 mile point. next time I want some of whatever she had for breakfast! Date of review: April 14, 2010
In short: enjoyable 4 lap race In full: Not everyone would enjoy doing a 4 lap 20 miler however I found it excellent for pacing & particularly motivating to know I was passing a particular marshal or geographical feature for the final time. Nice looking home made cakes featured at the end. Date of review: April 7, 2010
In short: I loved this race - everyone made me feel like a star just for taking part! In full: Thank you to all the marshalls who gave up their time to support us all in this race. Everyone had a really positive attitude and gave huge amounts of support. The event was well organised, friendly and fantastic fun. I was made to feel like a winner just for having taken part! Date of review: April 1, 2010
In short: The mundaneness of the course is challenging but friendly and well marshalled In full: I found the mundaneness of 4 circuits very mentally challenging and was much slower than in the Bramley 20 at the end of Feb. I found the last 5 a real challenge but I have to say I was spurred on by that lady at mile 4 who had stayed out cheering and encouraging. What a star. I thought it was very friendly and well marshalled and despite having a poor run I would do it again. Date of review: March 31, 2010
In short: Great prep for a first time marathoner In full: Well marshalled, clear signage, good traffic control. Sporadic water stations left me dehydrated. Support from lady @ 4 miles was amazing - kids in tow throughout were great too. Race record - Bill Adcocks 1972 - 1hr 39min? Wow.