In short: Organisation has gone downhill from when I did it before In full: The course wasn't the right measurement - I knew it would be out when at the first km marker my garmin measured 7.45 - wtf??? There were only 4 portaloos for a race that was full - wtf???? Nowhere at the finish to get rid of chips - just random buckets. In the race instructions it said that no baggage storage would be provided which didn't bother me as I had the car but what about people who travelled by tube/bus etc? I did this race 3 years ago but I won't bother again. Date of review: February 14, 2009
In short: A really nice one........ In full: especially as I got a pb! My only gripe with this one is that the finish line wasn't clear as I came through - there were people standing around chatting and I couldn't slow down in time and went into someone. Good atmosphere though! Date of review: April 10, 2008
In short: Great one! In full: This was a good one made even better by the weather! I don't do a race for the goody bag and like others prefer the money to go to the charity. However, I was really disappointed not to get a medal. The scenery is lovely and I just loved running along the seafront, something I have never done before. Hopefully I will be back next year. Date of review: February 18, 2008
In short: Brilliant race In full: I came back to do this again with the intention of beating last year's time but due to illness and injury this wasn't on but I had a brilliant time. It was hard but I got round which is the main thing and I will be back next year!
The organisers manage to pull this off like clockwork - well done to them! Date of review: October 9, 2007
In short: A well-organised up-beat race In full: Loved the atmosphere before and after the race. The bottlenecks were a bit annoying but on the whole the different waves worked well.
My gripe is the baggage organisation. I queued for an hour to get to the front only to find that it was a free for all as nobody was there looking after them. They didn't seem to have been arranged in numerical order. Some bags were even out the back of the tent on the grass. Bearing in mind we had to be able to show our number to get our bags back, I would have thought the tent would have been manned. Date of review: July 15, 2007
In short: Bliddy weather! In full: In spite of the weather, I did quite enjoy this race although it seemed to be very hard work when the wind was against me and when the hailstones were hitting me in the face! My garmin measured 13.32 which I just put down to not running the most economical distance.......... Date of review: March 18, 2007
In short: Brilliant race - well marshalled! In full: This is a favourite race of mine and I will be back next year. Many thanks to the organiser and all the marshalls. I was so glad that the problems with the course were ironed out - the extra marshalls did the trick! Date of review: February 25, 2007
In short: Brilliant! In full: Was hard, well in comparison with flm (my only other marathon) but I thoroughly enjoyed it. AND I got a pb by 41 minutes! The organisation was great, the pasta party was great, and the food afterwards was really welcome - hot soup and jacket potato after running in torrential rain! Can't wait to do this again next year. Date of review: October 3, 2006