In short: Not for PBs - fairly tough but scenic course - undulating first half then in to a very strong wind miles 13-20: silver lining was tailwind to the finish. Well organised: water bottles every 2 miles, great marshalls, friendly locals, small field Date of review: October 12, 2016
In short: Good event with wrk to be done for next year In full: Generally a well-organised event, but there was a course error at the 1 mile mark, meaning the course was slightly short. The organisers admitted it was a mistake by the lead bike and the decision was made to continue following that course. The event seemed more expensive this year, though I may be mistaken. I also had an issue with my late entry, which was mailed to me too late to arrive before the race, leading to delay while my number was transferred. It also arrived without postage, which I had to pay.
It's a difficult course with some big hills to tackle. The marshals were encouraging and welcoming. My hesitation in running this race again is more due to my own performance than anything critically wrong with the event itself. It's worth doing. Date of review: September 19, 2016
In short: Brilliant, very well organised, friendly event In full: A tough, but brilliant, worthwhile and rewarding event. very professionally organised race with the best and friendliest marshals in the world. Thank you very much Thanet Roadrunners Date of review: September 11, 2016
In short: First timer. . Thrilled to bits In full: Jon Hol (race director) and team were great. The first half a little tougher than expected but I couldn't fault it.the second half was flatter. The marshals and water stations were supportive and quite cheery to help us along the way .. A full marathon as my first race was all about the fun and I had a blast Brilliant day. Can't fault it Many thanks to all who contributed even the spectators Date of review: September 7, 2016
In short: so much support In full: Atmosphere was amazing throughout. Crowd cheering that keeps you going that little bit faster. Mile markers and highly visible directions throughout. It was my first marathon and I think the level of support received makes this a good event for anyone. Touch of head wind in parts. But as stated in the title, it’s a coastal marathon. Overall loved it. Date of review: September 7, 2016
In short: Very Freiendly Marshalls, well organised and great value In full: Run in conjunction with a half marathon, which makes perfect sense. Felt sorry for the marshals especially those on the second half of the course with only 137 runners in the full marathon spread over a long time span. Date of review: September 5, 2016
In short: Friendly, small local event. Well marshalled/good number of water stations. Not a fast course with some hills, sharp corners and potential seafront headwind but a good test. Would recommend Date of review: September 5, 2016