In short: Poor, given that the organisers have a lot of experience. In full: Lap counting still an issue - I had been warned - counted my own laps - though runners I had lapped finished in front of me ?
Momentos - unless you made a point of going inside the buildings and asking - you would not have received your finishers momento - these need to be handed out on the finish line just like almost every other event ? Organisers had good intentions - need to improve. The start is far too late for runnere like myself who have a long (200 miles) to travel home with work the following day.
In short: This is the one marathon that everyone has to do at least once ! In full: Absolutely fantastic day out in the Downs - tough uncompramising route with hills and more hills - but all so friendly - a great challenge with all arround you willing you to finish - what a route - what a day. I doubt anyone will ever forget the experience of finishing this terrific marathon. So well organised - even a swim and a meal at the finish included in the entry fee !
In short: Wet - very wet - the marshalls were fantastic In full: One of the "old fashioned " events that has moved with the times and welcomes all standard of runners - might have been a record turn out this year - pity about the weather ! Previous years we have had the tar melting and sticking to our trainers !
Congratulations on the 50th IOW Marathon - but who designed the t/shirt ? Date of review: May 29, 2006
In short: With the route now well marshalled this event can only grow and grow. In full: Expect this event to become one of the challenges ! A great day out in the South Downs - only 4 significant climbs ! Date of review: May 2, 2006
In short: PB ? Yes - if you were up front In full: Too crowded for a PB - too many stop start bottlenecks - great crowds - great drinks - I also noticed a lot of the clocks were way out - one showed 4 hrs 34 mins - but I still finished in under 4 hours...why not urinals for the men on the course - queues were too long to wait ........ Date of review: April 28, 2006