In short: I loved it. First time at anything beyond half marathon as I'm more a 10k runner but this was immense. In full: The route is very well though out, with the first half very relaxing as you start in the park, hit the coastline and take in a nice gentle breeze. The tunnel was epic and even though this is where my knees started to demand walking the drums in particular but all of the supporting from spectators and runners alike was much more then I expected and definitely helped me get home.
I did this for charity and am in bits now but I imagine if I did do a marathon again i'd be happy to do this one. Date of review: October 15, 2012