In short: Brilliant pre marathon race In full: It's the first time like lots of other people there that i'd ventured over the 16 mile mark. Everyone was really encouraging and welcoming. It was good that no music was allowed just to make it more sociable with other runners. Date of review: March 19, 2012
In short: Superb race with buttery-smooth organisation and a band of very merry marshals In full: This was an absolutely superb race which I thoroughly enjoyed.
The distance markers were pretty spot on, the fuel stops exceeded all expectation and the marshals were simply lovely - incredibly enthusiastic and encouraging every step of the way.
As most of this race was along country roads it was important that traffic was managed safely. The marshals did a fantastic job of keeping us safe along the busier stretches and were quick to jump in if a car was getting a tad too close for comfort.
I was happy to part with my £25 for this event. Not only were there more gels and Jelly Babies than you could shake a stick at on every water stop, everyone got a drink and a chocolate bar at the end and the medal was a great quality bit of bling - something worth earning.
For a small donation you could even get a post-race massage at the end.
I will definitely be back for this race next year. Thank you for a great day and keep up the good work! Date of review: March 19, 2012
In short: Fantastic organisation In full: Was a really nice race, atmosphere was great, organisation was superb. To be met at the end by the race director was a nice touch. Thank you to all the marshalls. Date of review: March 19, 2012
In short: Really can not be faulted. Superb event. Perfect for marathon training In full: Excellent, easy parking. Doddle chip and number collection. Non-cluttered start. Flat first 3 miles to get you into pace. Plenty of water stations. A few hills on the loop to keep you working. Excellent marshals. Great medal and a chunky Kit Kat. Who could want more from a pre-marathon trainer? Excellent event. Date of review: March 19, 2012
In short: Another excellent running of the Spitfire In full: Third time doing this race and as ever well organised, absolutely excellent marshalls, plenty of water stations with gels/jelly babies and medal that could knock a few teeth out! Highly recommended! Date of review: March 19, 2012
In short: 1st time and loved it In full: what a great day ! very well organised event, lovely course and best of all a fantastic atmosphere from all the runners. i ran in my charity vest ( a very multi coloured Phab kids vest ) on the back i have the words London today Brighton last week ( my other vest has Brighton today London next week ) a BIG thank you to all those who ran beside me to ask (a) was i really stupid enough to be doing 2 marathons in 7 days (b) how was my training going (c) wishing me the best of luck
It really helped push me on and i finished 18 mins quicker than i planned !
Thanks to all the marshalls and to all those who cheered us on the track.
If im stupid enough to do a marathon (or 2 ) next year this is one race i will do again. Date of review: March 19, 2012
In short: My favourite race of the year - great atmoshphere, stunning scenary, perfect organization - I left feeling all warm and glowy inside In full: This is one of my favourite races of the year. For starters, the organization is excellent with unlimited parking, enough toilets, every mile well marked, lots of marshalls etc - all those little things that can really ruin your day if they're not done. Then there is the course itself - winding through stunning scenary with enough up and down to keep you challenged but not enough to cripple you! But what really makes this race is the atmoshphere - people are there to have fun and ENJOY the run and it really shows. I had some fantastic conversations ont he way round (Clive if you are reading this, 10 miles have never passed so quickly!), the marshall cheered us at every turn and the music and cheers at the end really made my day. Great medal and chocolate bars at the end - what more could you want! I feel like I had a beautiful morning the countryside with a big groupd of frds - perfect marathon training! Date of review: March 19, 2012