In short: Pat on the MABAC In full: On the same weekend with Fleet and Reading Half's going on, this little gem of a pre-London training run does the business. Very good value for money, well marshalled, quiet country lanes and nice buzzy atmosphere. Date of review: March 21, 2011
In short: An excellent training race In full: A very well organised event and ideal as training for Vienna or another spring marathon (!!). Everything about this low-key event is well thought out - from the well-marshalled course, with three loops to keep things interesting, beautiful scenery, well-placed water stations. It was interesting to see so many people running who had been at the Surrey Spitfire the week before, these two events certainly help get through the long-long training runs. Date of review: March 21, 2011
In short: Enjoyable race, well organised, excellent value. In full: A pleasant race, with some nice scenery. I was a bit surprised to see it described elsewhere as "fairly flat", although it's never exactly hilly, it certainly rarely stays level! Marshalls all very jolly and a nice crowd at the end cheering runners through. Date of review: March 20, 2011
In short: Well run, well marshalled race. In full: The course was excellent but it was so hard to turn left at 15 miles and carry on for the 21 instead of right for an early finish. What you need in these circumstances is good support and the marshals were top notch.
My thanks to everyone who gave up their time to organise the race. I'll be back if I decide to run another spring marathon. Date of review: March 20, 2011