In short: Fantastic race In full: Really well organised with loads of water stations and I love the bag! A bit sparse near the back but friendly marshalls. A great course if you're going for a pb. Date of review: September 7, 2006
In short: Great race for a first-time half marathon In full: An excellent choice for my first half marathon. Fantastic organization, and a mainly flat course. The scenery was glorious; rural and coastal views all the way, although I felt very envious of the lucky people sitting outside the pub in Lossie having a pint as we ran past. Lots of water stops, which was much needed on a very hot day. All the runners who passed me (heeee!) were very supportive, as were the marshalls.
The only things I would have changed would be to get a tee shirt instead of the (very nice) kit bag, and to have some sort of directional signs to the start of the race from the main road.
In short: A great race in glorious countryside In full: My first marathon , and boy was it a mental battle for me but the plentiful water stops the patient and freindly marshalls and the piper at the start as well as the great finishers medal made the day really special for me !!!! Next year a defo on my race calendar !!!! Date of review: September 4, 2006
In short: Excellent race In full: Definately doing it again next year. The route was great, organization brilliant. Plenty of water stations along the way. Bit disapointed that we had a shoe bag instead of a t-shirt. Date of review: September 4, 2006
In short: Excellent organisation and very scenic route In full: Although I personally had a dreadful run for various reasons, the race organisation was second to none with friendly marshalls guiding you around the rural route and water stations every 2 miles or so. A lovely medal and shoe bag at the end although I'm not sure about the sticky doughnut, unwrapped, at the bottoom of a carrier bag! There were plenty of places for spectators to catch up with the runners along the route and the park setting ensured the kids were entertained during and after my run. Will definitely put one of these races on my calendar for next year. Date of review: September 4, 2006
In short: Really good day out marathon, half and 10K. really friendly people, nice shoe bag makes a change from T shirt and great hospitality from WRVS in town hall - FREE! Date of review: September 3, 2006
In short: Flat, Friendly, and really well organised In full: Having three races at the same time, two of which neet coaches to get to the start, (included in entry), must be a logistical nightmare, but the organisation was great. Fast flat course, and sensible limits so no hold ups. Also despite the really hot weather there were plenty of water stations (on the 10K at least - don't know about the half or marathon) - there are a few big races down south that could learn from this ! Decent T shirt too ! Date of review: October 2, 2005
In short: Hot Hot HOT! In full: Very well organised race. I did the half and there were the perfect number of water stations on an incredibly hot day. Heat damaged pb potential but otherwise could be very quick. Will def be back in 2006 legs willing. Date of review: September 5, 2005