In short: Great run in Manx land! In full: Only a few hills in this one with a everything from about 8 miles downhill or flat - so a PB is possible. Just be aware of the camber of the road from about 9-12 miles and run bang in the middle of the road if you can! Date of review: August 10, 2012
In short: Great friendly race in lovely setting In full: Had an awesome time on the Isle and the race was great, friendly, supportive and well organised. Pity no official photographer for the full marathon, would have been nice. A relatively small field of runners but I enjoyed the isolation on the back roads. Also a 2-lap race so need good psychological strength but i managed a PB, relatively easy course bar half a mile of ascent. Date of review: July 25, 2012
In short: A rather lonely marathon with a killer hill to visit twice as two laps. In full: Service stations well manned and very friendly. The MANX people were very nice and the road Drivers accommodating to us runners.
I read this was a top ten UK marathon but to be honest it is an enjoyable but low key local marathon. It has the potential to attract more but would need to be handed over to an event manager to publicize and tech it up a bit. Good job by locals nevertheless. Date of review: July 25, 2012
In short: another great weekend in Isle of Man In full: another great event held by IOMVAC. a scenic but in places tough race but the facilities and rewards for the runners are top class-particularly for such a modest entry fee. my 6th visit here for this marathon and for sure will be here next year. cannot praise this event enough and I hope it continues to get support from all runners. a super buffet too, this is one of my annual favourites-well done everyone.
In short: well run and worth the trip In full: everything went to plan ,and the sun came out as well, this a good race even though I am not keen on two lap races,( I HATE GOING PAST THE FINISH LINE HALF WAY ROUND ) but I was aware of this when I entered . I could recommend as a good local race which did have a personal feel to it Date of review: August 16, 2011
In full: Great 2 lap race on a mildly challenging course including a steady climb. Atmosphere is very friendly, and great hospitality afterwards with a superb buffet. Bit of a wait for the bus back to Douglas but this was more to do with the bus company. Worth staying over on the Monday and venture out to Peel to watch the Monday evening Peel Hill race. Top Event Date of review: April 24, 2011
In short: Fabulous well organized friendly race In full: This was my first visit ti the Isle Of Man, And it was weell worth it! I could not fault anything about the event, Superbly organized, Super friendly, Lovely course, And a well stocked goodie bag at the end. full marks to all involved, I will be back next year with some friends to do it Date of review: August 11, 2010