In short: Stunning, brilliant In full: Couldn't find any faults - the only problem was that it was too sunny/bright (!). Views were awesome, the whole return leg running towards Ben Nevis, amazing throughout. Date of review: April 21, 2009
In short: Massive contrast to London & Paris In full: Tempted to take a break from big city runs - this was great, just turn up, pay and off you go. Mananged to finish just before the heavens opened so avoided getting too wet.
Thought the grassy hill at 25miles was a bit cruel but otherwise tons of fun. Date of review: May 14, 2007
In short: Good day out In full: Agree with other postings about the start being a shambles but apart from that it was very well put together. Great facilities at the end - tho a bit short on gents toilets! Date of review: November 6, 2006
In short: Great day out, perfect conditions and a pb by almost 4 minutes In full: Really well put together and very interesting course with docks, castle, parks, rivers, fishermen (!) and, of course, a brilliant place to finish. Loved seeing all the nuns running the half (even if most of them were blokes) and several super-heros.
Only critisism is the way both the marathon and half are started at the same time with no separation into predicted finish times - this meant it took almost 5 minutes to get over the start line and that almost the first 10 miles of the marathon were congested - far more even than London - caused some anxiety on the narrow points out and back to the barrage.
Overall, brilliant fun and can't wait to do it agian. Date of review: October 16, 2006