In short: Now has the great organisation it deserves. In full: Good local support. Proper road closures. Good facilities at start/finish. First rate pacing available too. Date of review: October 5, 2015
In short: Reasonably small for a city marathon - great value and organisation In full: Coming from south of the Humber I was hoping that the run could do the city justice and it certainly did that. Great organisation, like clockwork for the start finish and drinks stops. A pleasant route and the sort I like without hardly any twisting - am obvious direction out of the city and back and it with the added bonus of the bridge. I agree that the docks was a tad disappointing at the end and even if it cannot be avoided totally on the route, it would be less noticeable early on. One note on the support - on the day it was fantastic and I would just hope that this doesn't recede when this rightly becomes an annual event. I shall certainly be back next year. Date of review: October 2, 2015
In short: Excellent organisation, easy to get too, easy car parking and very friendly supportive atmosphere. Give it a go In full: A very well organised race that catered to both the runner and the spectator. Very family friendly, lots going on and everything easily accessible. In addition to this, there were 2 great highlights. First the red arrows flying overhead as we approached the Humber Bridge. Absolutely awesome!! and running across the Humber Bridge was particularly inspiring. Lots of varied terrain running through parks and school grounds etc but if the final 2 miles could be re routed, that would be better. The crowds on the last 800m were amazing, to summarise, thanks for a great event. Date of review: September 17, 2015
In short: A most enjoyable race. No shortage of marshals. Having names on bibs was an excellent idea, almost all spectators used them while shouting encouragement. In full: The marshals and everyone manning the drinks stations were all very friendly, supportive and helpful and deserve a great deal of praise. The crowds of spectators were not huge and there were a few sections along the route without any spectators at all, but it was really good to see that lots of people did come to watch and shout and cheer as the runners passed by. They too deserve a lot of praise. My only (slight) criticism is that whilst I can understand the reason for it's inclusion, the route from leaving Hessle Road along to the 25 mile marker was a bit bleak and uninspiring but I can't think of an alternative that provides the same ease of access. From a runners point of view I think the Hull Marathon 2015 has been a great success and I'm sure that it could have a bright and secure future in Hull's diary of events - I sincerely hope so. I would like to say a really big thank you to the organisers and to everyone involved in staging this years Hull Marathon and making it an enjoyable experience.
In short: Excellent race - well organised and supported. In full: I understand some of the minor gripes on the route (docks area, cobbles) but come on, in 26m where you get to go over the Humber Bridge and have variation (parks, road, sports stadiums, etc) there's little to grumble about. Excellent race - organisation and support spot on. Don't do it at same time as GNR, you'll get more doing it Date of review: September 15, 2015
In short: Excellent organisation and race let down by very dull 22-26 mile finish In full: Really well organised and friendly event!!! Great crowds and a decent course for a fast time/pb! Only gripe - mile 22-25ish were completely barren of supporters, crowds etc when they were needed the most. Industrial dock areas aren't the most inspiring thing to see when you've just about had it physically and mentally - can't help thinking that the reverse route would fix that. Overall - great race for all comers but probably more suited to more experienced runners. Date of review: September 14, 2015
In short: Tough enough, not as flat as advertised, but plenty of variety in scenery to distract you In full: Really well organised and very welcoming, friendly marathon. Well supported on both sides of the bridge and the red arrows fly past was a great added bonus. The fruit at water stations was much appreciated, would have like to have seen a slightly more inspired medal and a bit more in the goody bag but definitely a race that is going to grow and get bigger and better. The park area at the start/finish was really good, enjoyed the music and food etc on offer. Date of review: September 14, 2015
In short: Very well organised, great route, good support, nice medal! In full: My 48th marathon and really enjoyed the route. Got to see interesting parts of the city, fantastic views from the Humber Bridge, a fly passed by the Red Arrows. All good!
Organisation was spot on. Good support around the course, very enthusiastic marshals, good water stations. Recommended! Date of review: September 14, 2015