In short: the best and the hardest half i've done In full: you can't beat it. but it can beat you. hill after hill, beautiful views after beautiful views. what more can you ask. Date of review: July 5, 2005
In short: It's a Carlsberg of a marathon! In full: If Carlsberg rated marathons, this would probably be the best marathon in the world! Talking of Carlsberg, you'll be ready for one at the end!! It's an absolute must, if only for the scenery and atmosphere. It was my first marathon and as I enjoyed it so much it will probably be the only one I enter year after year. It's tough and challenging to say the least, but so very enjoyable. On the negative side, would suggest you don't do it if you're into quick times. Fortunately, hard as I may try, I'm never into quick times!! Date of review: February 23, 2005
In short: I only did the half, an absolute must for the runners calender In full: I only did the half, promised to do the long one next year.
I entered this after meeting the organiser on the startline of the Coniston 14. It is a truely great day out, mainly thanks to Rod Berry who puts alot of time and effort into this, and makes all feel more than welcome from the initial entry!!!
The scenery really is awesome, I would say you would have to go off-road to improve on this, it must be the prettiest road race.
It is also a good race for supporters to come along as the route loops almost ack to the start (walking distance) after 3 miles then 6 miles before heading out. Those wise spectators do so from the Three Shires with a pint of Hartleys!!
Can't wait to do it next year, well done Rod and others, you run a great race. Date of review: December 20, 2004