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
In short: Good for marathon training though as a slow runner, marshalls could have stayed to the end In full: I am training for my first marathon and this distance was the farthest I have done by nearly 3 miles. Having laps made it much easier than just one lap as you knew what to expect and it didn’t seem so long after all. There was excellent support from the Marshalls and the goody bag was good a medal and a T-shirt though I would have liked a smaller size! The surface wasn’t good and several runners had injuries due to this. The St John Ambulance staff seemed quite busy.
As mentioned in other feedback – I too would like to thank the lady at the bottom of the hill at mile 4, 9, 14 and her supporters of local children – though she was missing when I went on mile 19 too. Some of the children were still there.
Only 3 toilets and they weren’t all working when I finished due to over-use. Can you get some more porto-loos for next year please? Date of review: March 20, 2009
In short: A nice race of 20 miles and a good sense of achievement In full: This was my first 20 mile race although I have done one marathon.I was worried about the prospect of laps and getting bored and slower but this was not the case. There was excellent support from marshalls good drinks stations and a little band encouraging you on each lap the weather was lovely and I enjoyed the course and it didnt bother me that I was doing it four times. There were a few hills but felt they were very small in comparison to the ones I did in the centenary marathon I took part in.The goody bag was great only complaint t shirt was enormous! Would do this race again. Date of review: March 19, 2009