In short: Lovely race! In full: Thoroughly enjoyed this race. Yes the hills are tough but for me as a Beachy Head Marathon participant last year they are NOTHING! What really made this race was the carnival atmosphere and wonderful crowd support. Thanks for that, it made a real difference, and thanks to the Scouts and Fire Brigade for the water stations. Hot day and you were very welcome. Look forward to next year. Date of review: March 16, 2009
In short: Great Christmassy Run! In full: Thanks to all involved in this race. The hill was a toughie (although nothing after doing Beachy Head earlier in the year!) but the course was really pretty and I thoroughly enjoyed myself. Santa medal and a pud as prizes were great, and mince pies and wine afterwards - lovely although I was driving so I couldn't have the wine :) Only one thing, there was a delay at the start of about 20min while the kids race ran where I got very cold. But otherwise a great race, thanks! Date of review: December 21, 2008
In short: Tough but sooo glad I did it! In full: My first marathon! Congrats to the organisers, coffee and cake really cheered me up, and thank you to all the smily marshalls! The terrain was tough - those hills phew! I took 7hr 40min but I don't care it was slow, but hey it was my first so its a PB! And seeing my brother and nephew at the end shouting and waving was very emotional. Really proud of myself that I completed it, even though I ache all over today and have 2 lovely blisters! :) I am still wearing my medal and my new sweatshirt today. Date of review: October 26, 2008
In short: Brilliant race, and I got a PB! In full: Thanks to everyone for this race, very well organised, and I got a PB almost 14 minutes improvement on my half time. Lovely encouraging marshalls, particularly the guy who at my request yelled at me all the way up THE HILL - would never have made it without him!
Just one thing...the delayed start was a bit annoying but otherwise it was clockwork. Date of review: September 29, 2008
In short: Excellent race! In full: Thoroughly enjoyed this race again this year, although the wind and rain made it fairly miserable!!! Thanks to the organisers. This race has particularly cheerful marshalls, even considering the weather they kept smiling and were really encouraging. Date of review: September 7, 2008
In short: Brilliant race thoroughly enjoyed it! In full: Thanks to all involved, excellent race, I was 58secs of my PB but blame that on the hills! Friendly encouraging marshalls and quite a lot of on course support. Free t-shirt was a real bargain, goody bag was excellent, plenty of toilets, and parking made life much easier. Thanks! Date of review: June 23, 2008
In short: Thoroughly enjoyed the race, and took 10mins off my 10k PB! In full: Thank you to the organisers - I had a great time. Just one point - the finish point was not obvious (I gather you had problems putting up the Finish inflatable arch on the day).
Apart from that excellent race and I will be back next year. Plenty of marshalls, who were lovely and very encouraging.
Great medal, great tshirt, thrilled with my new PB!