In short: Hills Hills Hills, maybe some more hills?! In full: Not for the faint hearted!! my 2nd ever marathon and surprisingly my new PB.... makes Edingburgh look like a walk in the park (without the scorching heat that is!!) Date of review: September 7, 2010
In short: Hills what hills!.................. In full: Made the long trip up from Devon for what was my first Wolverhampton marathon. I was very impressed with the organisation and friendliness of the marshals, but the big disappointment was the course - the word dull is definitely being polite! The smell from the sewer works second time round was stomach churning! That said if you're looking for a PB course then this one is a 'good un'. To all those who thought that course was undulating, come down to Devon and try some of our races!!!! Wolverhampton is like running in Holland........ Date of review: September 6, 2010
In short: Well organised but very dull... In full: First off, thanks to all the volunteers + organisers they did an excellent job. There were stacks of marshalls around the course who were very encouraging.
Good points: - Organisation - Loads of marshalls - Good parking - Fair price - T-Shirt + Medal + Goody bag
The start - needs to be in time zones - there were some very slow folk in the first few rows who held runners up and nearly caused some accidents.
The scenery - remind me never to live in Wolverhampton... couldn't they at least have routed it round the city centre ? (the park at the start/finishd was very nice though)
Anyway, overall a decent enough race, some gentle undulations (some of which seemed to go on for ever) and a fairly fast course although quite a bit of a head wind in places this year.
In short: nice fast course In full: excellant race. The scenery isn't the greatest but the organisation was spot on and the course was nice and fast. Graet meadal and tshirt and nice goody back (especially the shortbread). One or two hills but nothing to challenging Date of review: September 6, 2010
In short: Good, well organised race In full: Another well organised event like last year.I did the half marathon...the 2nd half of the course was definately harder but no real steep inclines. Date of review: September 5, 2010
In short: Well organised city marathon. The course had a few hill but nothing too bad. Thanks to the marshalls and people manning the drinks stations. The only improvement - energy drinks on the second lap. I'll be back next year. Date of review: September 5, 2010