In short: What a great day, just fantastic! In full: The organisers deserve all the great praise already mentioned by others. The glorious weather (yeah really!!),stupendous scenery and a wonderful course made this my best event of the year by far.
I cannot recommend this race highly enough whether it'd be your first or if you were a season marafunner. Date of review: October 9, 2008
In short: Wonderful place to race. Compared to last year organisation has slipped.. In full: Cards on the table 1st. Ran it post-viral and had a poor race but that hasn't clouded my judgement, honestly. Unfortunately there wasn't enough peeps on drinks stations (especially 1). Consider bottles for next year - easier on volunteers staff and better for runners. 3rd drink station too far along the road.
Busses - oops!
Not really sure about your timing. If I understand correctly we were chipped for accurate timings but they all started at the same time (gun time). I know this will have helped the organisers to collate results but it was a pointless exercise for us runners unless you were starting right at the front.
Having said all that I will be back next year (and well hopefully) because it's such a wonderful course and all these problems were minor and can be easily recified.
So in summary, it's a brilliant place race but needs a bit more attention to detail from the organisers but I'll be back. Date of review: October 16, 2007
In short: If you like dual carriageways, roundabouts & underpasses then this is the race for you. In full: To be fair the course does have PB potential but that's the only reason I can see for doing this one I'm afraid. Date of review: June 24, 2007
In short: Yeah, it was fun. In full: Results took a while coming up on race website & when they did they published gun times. Not sure if I'm happy about that. Why bother chipping us? Other than that minor distraction I had a fabulous race and can't heap enough praise on the marshalls for their encouragement and their fortitude. Date of review: October 5, 2006
In short: Wonderful course & very well organised. Goody bag terrific and wonderful touch to fininsh on track in stadium. Only downside was 1st 2K bottleneck in narrow lanes. Might have helped having anticipated time posts at start again. Date of review: October 3, 2005