In short: Venue was great, marshalls were brilliant (especially the girls @ 24 miles). Support from fellow forumites was enthusiastic & very welcome. The course was well marked and pretty flat. Weather was glorious. Managed a PB by 17 minutes. Date of review: October 17, 2005
In short: another pb and a great day what a wonderfull way to finish a marathon infront of a great crowd of people.thanks to all concerned with the running of this great event. Date of review: October 16, 2005
In short: Lived up to expectations - superbly organised race In full: Having read last years comments in this forum I was expecting a lot and I wasn't disappointed. Full marks to everyone involved, the organisation was just perfect. The course is certainly PB material if you are in good shape so ideal for any newcomer or seasoned pro. Every marshall and member of the public were very supportive. The facilities were first class, excellent parking, easy to find, showers, raisins, nice hot drinks (if you aim it at your mouth not over your top) and biscuits at the finish, decent medal and an option to but a colourful T Shirt which makes a change from all the drab ones you'll see elsewhere. I have nothing bad to say about this race at all unless you are the type that like glorious scenery for 26.2 miles... but it is fair to say it had it's fair share is beautiful countryside. I will be back (and I don't often say that)...for a PB when I'm all mended. Well done to everyone involved.
Special thank you to Mel and Mike for giving up their Sunday morning to come and shout at me :-) Date of review: October 16, 2005
In short: Well organised - excellent marshalls who were all well briefed and very encouraging made this one for me In full: My debut marathon and a great experience that I learned a lot from. Nice scenic flat course, excellent marshalls and good facilities at Tinsley park - I didn't even have to queue for the toilet! It's difficult to criticise anything, but I would probably prefer to be provided with energy drinks and a goodie bag (and pay the extra) but others may disagree. Date of review: October 16, 2005
In short: Excellent for a PB! In full: I found this to be very well organised. Nice and flat - great for a PB. Excellent finish, friendly marshalls. Nicely put togethor. It had the lot, Tea/coffee, changing, lockers, showers, large car park. Nice medal - Ten out of Ten. Date of review: October 16, 2005
In short: Great run for the pb! Friendly marshalls, well organised & stadium finish! I wouold say that I loved it but my feet are still too sore! Many thanks to all volunteers involved. Date of review: October 16, 2005