In short: Fantastic atmosphere, brilliant crowd support. In full: Very well organised, and carnival like atmosphere for the whole 26.2 miles. My only gripe is with favourable good for age and championship times for women compared to the mens times, aimed at attracting more women to the event why does the goody bag contain so much mens stuff - mens shower gel, mens deoderant, mens moisturiser, razor, not to mention no size option on the t-shirts? Date of review: April 26, 2012
In short: It's the big one, but don't expect to get a PB In full: The London Marathon is an amazing event, I've now done it twice and it's an incredible experience. However it is so congested in places that it is difficult to run at a consistent pace. My advice for what it's worth is if you're after a PB don't do London, but if you're afetr amazing day out that you'll never forget do London, the crowd support is so amazing it will actually move you close to tears, incredible day. Date of review: April 26, 2012
In short: Excellent experience bar the scrum at Horseguards In full: First one for me and even though I had a bad run I had a great experience. The organisation was fantastic before and during the race and the ideal weather certainly helped.
My only issue was with the absolute scrum getting in and out of the rendezvous at Horseguards parade which took an age and for kids was not fun at all. If I'm lucky enough to get in again I'll learn the lesson and arrange to meet elsewhere. Date of review: April 25, 2012
In short: Fantastic! In full: This was my first marathon and I will definitely try to get in again. The support from the spectators was amazing and the organisation was fantastic. I was particularly impressed with the baggage lorries, I was handed my bag before I had even reached the relevant lorry at the finish.
The only negative I have is that in my opinion there weren't enough portaloos, especially not to match the amount of water stations! I think I lost about half an hour in queues! Date of review: April 25, 2012
In full: Excellent crowd support ! thank you. The volunteers are all excellent and do a fantastic job. Does get tight, over crowded in places. Done it twice now and will give another marathon a try now and let someone else enjoy the fabulous experience of running this now. Date of review: April 25, 2012
In short: This is THE race In full: I've ran every section of the race during 7 years of living in London. This race pieced together 7 years of memories. The crowd, organisers, volunteers and friends and family made it an incredible race from start to finish. I will forever remember this race. It is the best present London could give me as a leaving gift when I relocate overseas next month. I'll miss you Date of review: April 25, 2012