In short: Excellent club organised race In full: A really good marathon preparation event. Thanet did a great job - well marshalled making it impossible to go off course, a route that takes you past the start at mid way and decent scenery despite the weather. Well done organisers for the no headphones policy - let's have more doing it! Date of review: March 6, 2012
In short: I know its 20 miles. But TRAC run it like clockwork. Excellent. In full: Parking is fine. Lovely marshals at every turn with proper bottles of water and the occasional jelly baby :) a couple of deadly hills! but they are a challenge for us all training for the spring mara I cant complain. Only grip as usual not enough portaloos! oh well. another top race TRAC well done. Especially the local scouts ;) Date of review: March 5, 2012
In short: An absolute favourite, I come back time and time again. In full: Thanet roadrunners are brilliant at organising, better year after year. So encouraging on the way round and marshals at all key points. Fantastic route, nice ups and downs and such a varied route keeps it all interesting. Good idea to do the loops at the start to make up the mileage so a nice sprint back along the front at the end. Lots of prizes for the winners and a great medal, T shirt and snacks for everyone. Love this race! Date of review: March 5, 2012
In short: A good value 20 miler! In full: I really enjoyed this race despite the weather. I found the organisation and marshalls excellent.It's the first time I've done a race over 13.1 miles and I can't believe how much I enjoyed it. Date of review: March 5, 2012
In short: superbly organised, friendly and great value for money In full: My first attempt at this race and wasnt disappointed at all.. The organisation was smooth, hq was more than adequate bar the usual backlog for the loos... perhaps the organisers could also advertise the other toilets near the start? The race itself was very well organised, plenty of good enthusiastic marshalls, well operated drinks stations and a fair smattering of spectators.. The course was fairly tame in the first half but the drag up the ramp at the cliff was a killer for me, still i cracked on and finished sub 2.30 so really happy with that - will be back if i am barmy enough to do another marathon next year!
In short: Excellent race, excellent course, well done TRR In full: Having done this in 2009 I knew what to expect and you didn't let me down. The organisation was pretty much perfect, although a couple more portaloos at the HQ would always come in handy, there were reasonable public toilets by the start as well but not everyone knew this hence the long queues.
I wear contact lenses and you were able to provide a room with a sink and soap so that I could put them in without going near the alcohol hand cleaners in the portaloos.
Excellent marshalling as always, plenty of encouragement and directions where needed.
Thank Thanet, another excellent race, see you next year hopefully... Date of review: March 5, 2012