In short: 1st ever marathon, and I'm hooked ! In full: Cracking atmostphere .... I never thought I'd say this, but it actually tops the GNR for crowd support .... the last 6 miles were amazing.
Minor gripes were the police not stopping people from standing on the roads. At some points, there were so many spectators on the roads that even at 11 or 12 miles all the runners were bunched up. When I went throught 13 mile marker, my garmin GPS said I'd done 13.5 miles ... all because of overcrowding and having to weave around people. Also the toilet facilities en-route weren't great .. i reckon I spent at least 15 mins queuing over the course ... not many trees in central london.
In short: First ever fell race .... tough but enjoyable In full: This was my first attempt at a Fell Race, and it's probably the toughest race I've ever done. It makes road running seem easy ... Excellent value for money .. £2.50 entrance ... bottle of beer and mars bar at the finish !
Looking forward to trying another one in the future ! Date of review: September 9, 2007
In short: Well Organised Race .... weather conditions were spot on In full: First time I've done this one, and was well impressed by the organisation of it. Great venue too. Date of review: June 28, 2007