In short: Best marathon i have done out of 24!!!!! In full: Sure the weather helps alot on the day and it was perfect running weather but even taking this away as the organisers have no control.
I will try to break it down into a few areas:
Course: Beautiful. I live local and ran in parks of Rivington i have never seen and i do quite a bit of running in Rivington. The course is hard but great parts you can open up and enjoy running. The hardest marathon i have done is also organised by the same people.
Organisation: As usual, ran like clockwork. You can tell his is put on by runners for runners!! Gels, drinks and jelly babies and harribo every few miles
Race Start and Finish: Superb. I have two young kids who played on the park and fair with their granddad while i ran
I have run in Paris, London, Barcelona marathons and plenty others and it may sound cheesy but you sometimes forget how lucky we are to have such beautiful scenery/views and places to run in. Sure you will be lucky to ever PB on a course like this (unless its your first marathon haha) but you will be hard pressed to find a better marathon. Defo a annual marathon from now on for me. Probably the best marathon if not very close.
In short: This event should be at the top of every runners bucket list. In full: As a local, the scenery was expected. However the friendliness of the runners and volunteers and their families was exceptional. The organisation of such a big event was faultless. They all came together to make this a wonderful experience. Date of review: June 9, 2015
In short: Great day from start to finish, organisation,race route,friendly marshals and supportive fellow runners, recommend to anyone who want's a different kind of challenge Date of review: June 8, 2015