In short: Well organised but depressing route In full: Can't fault the organisation. Very well run, well marshalled, well supported race, good value, fast flat race. Plenty of water stations, sports drinks, good T shirt, medal etc.
Ticks all the right boxes aside from the route. Hideous 2 lap out and back course so you run past everything 4 times - not that there is anything worth seeing. No imagination or motivation from the route and Blackpool has to be the biggest dump in the world. Very tempting when I ran past my car for the 3rd time to just jump in it and clear off!! Date of review: April 6, 2009
In short: Good race but why no chip time? In full: This was a really nice race. Bag storage was not so great (just a room where you left your stuff) but I thought they pretty much had what you needed around the course, lots of water stations but I think more energy drink stops would have been good and why oh why on such a flat course with such PB potential were there no chip times?? Instead they wrote your time down when you crossed the line. According to my watch I got round in 3:22.38 which is about two minutes of my personal best (set in Berlin last year) of 3:24.07 so I am quite happy with that but an proper chip time would have been better. Overall quite a good race though. Date of review: April 6, 2009
In short: Well organised race on a quick course (if the wind does not blow) In full: This was a very will organised race. The water stations were just at the right places. Could have had more toilets at the start. The course is very flat, other than between 10 & 13 and 23 & 26 miles. If the wind does not blow then there is definate PB potential. As the weather was good I achieved a PB and GFA qualification for London next year. Date of review: April 6, 2009
In short: Well organised ........ tough hills at the end though! In full: I personally had a tough run here today, but could still appreciate how well this race was organised, how nice the scenery was and what a great race it really was.
In short: very well organised marathon In full: 2 laps, 2nd lap a little lonely when 3000 out of the 4000 runners leave the course because there running the half marathon. everything you need around the course water, energy drinks, support, overall a very good event.thank you Date of review: April 5, 2009
In short: Fantastic fast time marathon In full: Wow what an experience.Complete seafront marathon.Very happy with time 5 hours 2mins.My son did 3 hours 26.Not chip timed race so overthe moon with time.I know every bit of blackpool seafront know.Fantastic feeling crossing the line. Date of review: April 5, 2009