In short: Good course and very helpful / encouraging marshals In full: Have done all four of the Dumfries marathons. First was in 1985 enjoyed them all. Making it an annual fixture would be great but as a member of the organising club I know how much work is done by the organising committee, and Richard in particular, to put it on. Date of review: March 27, 2008
In short: Deserves to be a regular event on the marathon calendar. In full: Well done to Dumfries RC for providing an excellent race. I thoroughly enjoyed this challenging run, and despite the cold wind it certainly promises to be a quick course. If possible though, it would've been nice to see a finishing clock at the finish in Dock Park as spectators (apart from my family who were keeping tabs on my time) had no idea what time runners were finishing in. Other than that, excellent work everyone :) Date of review: March 24, 2008
In short: great organisation, scenery nd value for money. worth the travel In full: as with 2 years ago this was a fantastic run. even though i was 15 minutes slower than last year i still enjoyed the event. perfect organisation, great company all the way round and apart from the snow at mile 24-finish, the weather was a god send. Date of review: March 24, 2008
In short: Very well organised event In full: This was a great effort from Dumfries running club. I must admit I did find it tough - few spectators, artic winds and a small, strung out field but it was well worth doing and the marshalls, police etc were brilliant. Date of review: March 24, 2008
In short: Fantastic credit to the organisers In full: Why do we all flock to the big city marathons and then winge about parking,toilets etc, when we have events like this with less than a hundred runners. For your 14 quid we had the use of a brand new sports center,parking 20 yds from the front door,enthusiastic marshalls at every turn,local police stopping the traffic at major road junctions,fantastic views of the snow covered lakeland mountains,numerous water stations plus a first for me the facility to have your own bottle at two stations,a hot shower at the finish,more than adequate toilet facilities at the start and around the course,goody bag with t/shirt and medal,endless supply of hot soup tea and coffee.Come on you marathon runners clubs unless such events are supported they will disappear.Well done Dumfries Running Club for a fantastic event. Date of review: March 24, 2008
In short: How else would you spend Easter Sunday, than running in a Marathon In full: Well done to all who helped organise this local club race at a bargain price, will be back in 2010 Date of review: March 24, 2008
In short: Learning the ropes In full: This is my second marathon, and although I felt that I had put in the miles for it, I was found out at the 17 mile mark. I was just so bloody cold. In the end, I was disappointed by my performance on what is a very good course.