In short: Great organisation... In full: I was really impressed by the organisation - very friendly, and plenty of marshalls - but on a hot day it would have been good to have the first water before 5.5k Date of review: June 22, 2009
In short: After a chaotic start, it was just fine - and pretty good support In full: But I missed these cakes everyone is enthusing about - but a PB more than made up for it! Date of review: May 13, 2007
In short: Even though I did a PB this was the last enjoyable and worst organised event I've been to. In full: The start was a shambles. Totally unfriendly to non-elite runners, with no "pens" for anyone expecting over 2hrs 10mins. The marshalls seemed disinterested (with a couple of exceptions) only supporting and cheering on their friends. My daughter (also running) was injured - had to withdraw, but despite walking over a mile was offered no help. The crowd generally was only interested in supporting their friends - apart from in a couple of areas. Mile markers were sometimes indistinct. Goody bag the worst I've ever had - not that this matters, but was symptomatic. Coome on Peterborough - you have great potential. Look at the event from the point of view of new recruits to our sport. I'm sure you will get better next year. Date of review: October 15, 2006
In short: I can't thank the organisers enough.... In full: Well - I made it!! What an incredible experience the marathon is. Despite the dreadful weather and near constant rain, the crowds and support were simply fantastic. It really is a unique and moving experience that makes you realise just how great most people are... and if that sounds cheesy, it is inevitable when tens of thousands of people stand in the rain to cheer your name as you run past. 5 hours 2 minutes isn't bad for a bloke my age (56)doing a first marathon - and I beat Steve Redgrave by over 25 minutes, even if a Womble and a Rhino overtook me!!