In short: Hills? What hills? I was looking at the views! In full: The venue-beautiful. The support-immense. The hills? Ok, there were one or two but I found on the most part that you were swiftly rewarded with a little downhill so nothing too bad. It was my first marathon and I'm so glad I picked Windermere. Even the police found time to encourage us even though they were busy doing a fabulous job controlling traffic. I really really can't fault this race and it has carved a beautiful place in my memory. Thanks to everyone who helped out and well done to the truly inspiring 10 in 10ers. I'll be back :-) Date of review: May 21, 2012
In short: Spectacular In full: Beautiful scenery, excellent organisation, well spaced refreshment stations, very friendly atmosphere - I can't fault anything about this race!
The "undulating" course is pretty challenging in places, but that just added to the elation when finally crossing the line. And the 10 in 10ers are awe inspiring; to do the course once is an achievement, 10 times in 10 days is simply amazing.
In short: Fantastic race can't fault it In full: First time I have done this but will be back. Everything about it is just right including the difficulty of the course - it provides a bit of a challenge lets say : ) To top it all the 10 in 10 runners are an inspiration to keep you going in the tricky bits Date of review: May 21, 2012
In short: Inspiring race and a good family day out. In full: I ran London 4 weeks ago in fancy dress, the only similarity between the two races was the distance. I enjoyed both but if you want a pressure free, go out and enjoy it kind of marathon then this is it. As others have said, the 10 in 10 runners are an ispiration. You dare not think you have aching legs when you see them and know they've completed the route 9 times in a row. The hills aren't too bad, one just after 7 miles is a bit cheeky and the last 0.2 miles are also a bit of a tease but it all makes for an interesting race and keeps the mind active. I highly recommend this run to anyone. Date of review: May 21, 2012
In short: What goes up must come down In full: Yep, there are lots of hills on the windermere marathon but there are lots of down hill sections as well! The event is really well organised with a nice fun day for supporter at the finish. Thanks to everyone involved!! You get a warm fuzzy feeling knowing that the sponsors pay for the event to run and your entry fee goes to the charity. Date of review: May 21, 2012
In short: Up down up down ouch! In full: 1st time at this one and certainly not my last. My fourth marathon/half in a month and boy do my quads know it. However,I really cannot recommend this strongly enough. Awful hill at mile 7 and constant up and downs sapped my energy and quads. Fantastic carnival atmosphere great support and ace medal. Will do again next year. The 10 in 10 runners truly inspirational well done all of you. One was hard 10 you are amazing Date of review: May 21, 2012
In short: Quite simply perfect! A hugely inspiratinal event. In full: Well, what can I say - excellent organisation, a stunning route, the friendliest marshalls, outstanding local support, glorious weather and to top it all, the inspirational Ten in Tenners. This is a truly wonderful event and I would recommend it to anyone. It was my first marathon and no denying that it's a challenging route, but the friendly marshalls and crowd all shouting encouragement and handing out refreshments got me round. The scenery is breathtaking and takes your mind off the pain in your legs. Top tip - write your name on your top, front and back, and you will feel like a celebrity. Even drivers were shouting out their support. Fantastic! Date of review: May 21, 2012
In short: What goes up must come down, but goes up again at the end. In full: I ran this race last year and found it a highlight of my year. So this year, having only recently run a marathon, I decided to do it again at short notice. Whilst that didn't help my time, it couldn't fault what is one of the finest marathons in the UK. Not massive numbers, but a suburb course (the lakes shone that day!), magnificent organisation with supportive marshals, a true family atmosphere and a lovely slate medal at the end. Truly great. Date of review: May 21, 2012