In short: Great Day, Thank you Brighton!! In full: I feel I really let myself down yesterday. I ran this for charity and didnt really train hard, longest run was 14 miles. However this was my 11th marathon and I enjoyed it so much I will do it again. The out and backs were hard but looking out for people coming the other way reduced the boredom. I do wonder what it would have been like if it was windy and raining? As said in almost every post previously more loo's, and something needs to be done about the walk back. I didnt use the park and ride as I was trying to be considerate as I only live in Worthing, the walk along the prom to the steps and then to the station semed like bloody miles. May be a funnel system (one way) back to the pier area? Or a shuttle bus to the stn? Thanks for a great run. Medal is great and a nice t shirt for the gym... Thanks Brighton Date of review: April 19, 2010
In short: Fantastic Race In full: What a great day out. First time at Stubbington for me and will not be the last. Isle of Wight road runners took 12 runners, for most their first race and to see the excitment and listen to them was fantastic. Everybody finished within the hour. A great race, excellent organisation. Thank you Stubbington Green Road Runners !!!! Date of review: January 14, 2007
In short: Fantastic Race, really enjoyed this one. In full: No PB for me (by a minute) but not to disheartened after carrying an injury for the last few weeks and not training much. A really good race with friendly marshalls and a good venue.Showers were cold though. Only thing was a big que for bags at the end, answer run a bit faster and youll get there before the rest. Fantastic.
In short: At last under 2 hours. In full: Excellent race. Knocked 10 minutes of my PB. Plenty of water stations and sponges and the odd welcome drenching from a hose pipe. Really enjoyed this one, despite the hills which were not too bad. A bit left in the tank at the end, may be the full Marathon next year. Thanks to the marshalls and the supporters. It may be me, but the mile markers were not as good as they could have been. Cheers. Date of review: September 17, 2006
In short: Bloody hard work this one. In full: From a personal perspective one horrible race, although I achieved a PB found the whole race a nightmare. Although I had done this route in training 15 minutes quicker, found today a right mare.I will do it again as I know I can do better. If you like hills then this is a good race for you. Hats off to the chap that won in 1:10. If only I ws that good. Thanks to Ryde Harriers and lets not forget the marshalls. Could have done with one on the right turn to the finish, noticed quite a few people missed the turn and expected to finish on the road where the start was. Date of review: August 20, 2006
In short: Enjoable run. In full: The only down side to todays run was not beating my PB. I can understand people moaning about the water, it was a bit chemical. I thought the day was great and to see the little ones doing the half & mile runs was graet. Thanks to the New Forest runners for a good run, I will be back in Sept for the half marathon and again for this next year. Date of review: July 9, 2006
In short: Fantastic In full: As a first timer I had no idea what to expect. I was very nervous but felt more settled when I reached the start. Everybody was helpful and willing to talk. The organisation of such a large event was faultless. I could not belive how quickly the first ten miles went,the crowds were unbelivable I felt famous for four and a bit hours with everybody calling out your name and geeing you on. Drinks stations were excellent although as stated in some other reviews were congested when on one side of the road. I ran for 20 miles without stopping, then I saw the wife, kids and my training partner John and his wife. It was so good to see them so I stopped and gave my wife a big kiss and then got on, I still felt very fresh at this point. Not long after this I is started getting megs pain in my left knee and desided I should slow down, rather finish slower than I wanted than not finish at all. Coming along the Embankment I realy started to feel tired, no thoughts of giving up though. Once on the Mall the energy just seemed to come back and the emotion of crossing the finish line forced me to grab hold of the first person I could and hug him (sorry if that was you). From a spectators perspective my wife and kids enjoyed the day as much as me, and if I am not fortunate enough to get a place next year I will be one of the cheering thousands that made my day. Thank you to everybody, the oganisers, the runners, the volunteers, and the crowd for all the sweets and support. One thing that I did find distressing was to see a runner being given CPR by the road side, I do hope that that person is well and my thoughts are with you. Thanks for a marvlous experience, hope I will be back next year.. Date of review: April 24, 2006