In short: Not super scenic but excellent marathon preparation. Enough faster runners to pull you along but also plenty of slower ones to encourage/be encouraged by as you get on to the later laps.Enthusiastic marshals too. Good value. Date of review: March 28, 2010
In short: Third time I've run this one, and it seems to get better each time. In full: Great goodie bag, and well stocked drinks stations. I think the sponges were new this year, and most welcome. Nice medal but the same type they gave out in 2007.
Sadly despite passing her 4 times I failed to notice the woman at the bottom of the hill at mile 4, I'll look out for her next time.
In short: Very friendly and well organised. Traffic could be a problem. In full: Special thanks for all stewards out on the course. Support from runners being lapped was excellent. Thanks Date of review: March 27, 2009
In short: Great organisation and atmosphere, shame about the route In full: A great friendly marathon warm up, hosted by an established club. Good organisation, friendly marshalls and friendly atmosphere all made for a good event (tea and cake on the grass afterwards!). The route is mundane at best though, and dangerous in places, mostly due to impatient and selfish drivers in too much of a hurry for a sunday morning... Would recommend this though, there;s a lot more going for club events as opposed to the corporate ones. Date of review: March 23, 2009
In short: Excellent preparation for London Marathon In full: This was my first time at running 20 miles but it was a good experience. Marshalls were friendly and helpful and despite the hot weather the race was good fun. Date of review: March 22, 2009