In short: Well-organised and traffic free. Did get a bit lonely at times due to the lack of slower marathoners. In full: My main complaint is that there were never any gels left at the feed stations by the time slower runners (like me) got to them. Thank heaven for the marshal with the boiled sweets in the final miles! Date of review: December 16, 2004
In short: Stevenage is NOT as dull as you'd think. In full: Fantastically organised with cheery marshals all they way round. Friendly but with less than 300 marathon runners it did get a bit lonely at times on the second lap. Date of review: November 11, 2004
In short: Well organised and traffic free ! In full: Nice to have a virtually traffic free course - and in a town, even though the cycleways and underpasses made this an undulating course,the Autumn colours and thro the park helped relieve the greyness! Date of review: November 8, 2004
In short: FVS have shown yet again that they can put on a damned good show In full: My only criticism was that the spacing for the drinks stations was OK for a Half Marathon, but I really did struggle after the 16 mile watering hole, on the second lap.
Also got lost just before the 13 mile point where I switched off and turned right down the wrong underpass. No blame to FVS, but it’s amazing the stupid things you do when you switch off. Turned out to be my slowest mile of the race. You could put a marshal there, but you cannot take account of every idiot in the race.
Was impressed by the organisation last year, even more impressed this year considering there were two races, and so many running.
Why only every ten years when you’re so good at it?