In short: Great atmosphere despite the non stop rain In full: Somehow managed to knock 4 mins off my PB so really enjoyed the event. The rain ensured that there weren't as many spectators this year but their enthusiasm was as great as ever. Well organaised & enjoyable, will be back next year for my fourth time. Date of review: June 15, 2011
In short: A lot cooler than last year so managed to smash my PB by 17 mins In full: It seemed a bit better organised than last year but still a few shortfalls, that aside everything seemed to fall into place & I managed to knock 17 minutes off my PB so very pleased. Date of review: May 27, 2011
In short: Very well organised & enjoyable race!!! In full: Was a bit slow & congested at the start. Marshals were excellent & friendly, locals very supportive. Great course with great pb potential. Will try to get it again next year! Date of review: March 27, 2011
In short: Great experience in a beautiful City. Organisation needs improving. In full: Was hoping for a PB but the hot weather spoiled that. This could be such a special event with better organisation.
Realised I was at the wrong start nearly too late, and there were not enough toilets. Nice course but did get a bit monotonous at times on the out & back bit. It was hard looking out for the mile markers. Because of the heat there should have been more water stations towards the end. The surface at the end was horrible to run on after all those miles. The finish area was far too spread out, especially the distance to the baggage buses, and the walk to the shuttle buses was also far too long, older supporters & famlies with children were struggling.
To finish with some positives though, the locals with the hoses & water guns were most welcome & their support much appreciated. The medal & t-shirt are excellent. On a cooler day I think I would have got a PB. Will hopefully be back next year to try again, I just hope that the problems can be ironed out. Date of review: May 26, 2010