In short: This was my second Marathon and very challenging! In full: This event was very well organised and the atmosphere was good. The marshalls were excellent! I found the course challenging as there were a few unexpected hills to contend with but other than that a very enjoyable event. Date of review: May 17, 2008
In short: Hilly but well organised,excellent parking good city location In full: nice medal but didn't state what it was for -would have liked date,venue & distance on it. Reasonable T-shirt Date of review: January 30, 2008
In short: OK course. Pitty the winner of the marathon will not receive winner's trophy as organisers neglected to inform him of the prize giving and he had to ask for the prize money weeks after the race. Date of review: December 11, 2007
In short: Lovely scenery, definitely not flat. Must sort carparking out In full: The run through the leicestershire countryside on a glorious autumn day couldn't have been nicer. The course was a lot more undulating that I was expecting and I was really tired by the end so it was a tad depressing to find most of the last 2 miles uphill and the last 200m to the finish is a killer.
My only gripe is the carparking. I queued for about 3/4 hour to travel the last half mile to the carpark (billed as having plenty of space) only to watch it close in front of me and the marshall had no idea what to do or where I could park. As I don't know leicester at all and then had less than 20 mins to the start I ended up on a double yellow and had to hope for the best. Date of review: October 27, 2007
In short: Scenic marathon loop - PB potential In full: I enjoyed the race and especially the scenic marathon loop. Improved PB, but found last few miles tough. Not impressed with the crowd, but marshals were very good and supportive. Save the medal if it isn't engraved with event and year!!!! Date of review: October 24, 2007
In short: My first ever marathon- harder than I expected, but great atmosphere & organisation. In full: I was hugely impressed by the care given to the organisation - excellent drinks stations at regular intervals, loads of marshalls- most of whom really spurred us on, and gels towards the end when beginners like me were flagging. Plus great medal and Tshirt to remember the day. Thank you Leicester! Date of review: October 21, 2007