In short: Hope to see you all next year. In full: First time in Brighton. What a lovely place. This was my 11th marathon, and it made my 324-mile drive south worth it. Just wondering if any of you will be heading north to Sunderland in a few weeks? Date of review: April 17, 2012
In short: Thanks for the memories In full: The Robin Hood was my first 'half' back in 2006, so it has sentimental value. Last year I 'graduated' to the marathon and did it again this year. I live in Durham and I'm not sure if I'll be back next year. So a big thank you to you fine folks of Nottingham for the last 6 years. You guys are the best. Thanks for your great support. Date of review: September 13, 2011
In short: Better organisation required In full: This was my fourth consecutive Edinburgh Marathon. For the life of me I really can't work out why they have moved the pre-paid shuttle buses so far away. In the last few years they have been on the road outside the entrance to the race course - ideal. I stood in a long line of runners in what turned out to be for a regular service - not the shuttle bus. When we all realised we were in the wrong place we had to walk for well over a mile to find the proper place. The organisation was appauling and I missed by train home.
This needs to be sorted out for next year. Date of review: May 25, 2010
In short: Note to organisers - PLEASE LISTEN In full: This is the fourth time I have competed in this event. I think it has potential to be truly spectacular - if only the organisers would listen to negative comments from so many participants. But they do not. Every year I read the same comments - which I completely agree with. Please, please get your act sorted out and give this event the high profile and status it could have. Date of review: July 17, 2009
In short: Back to The Meadows please ! In full: This was my fourth consecutive Great Edinburgh Run. I don't know which idiot made the decision to change the location of the start/finish, but he/she really ought to change it back to The Meadows. The congestion was simply unbelievable. Date of review: May 10, 2009
In short: Still needs improvement In full: Travelled down from Durham for this - my third British 10K London Run. I really enjoy the run and the scenery is second to none, just as advertised. However, I always get annoyed at the amount of people who insist on walking (even in the first kilometer). Anyone reading this who walks the route should show some consideration for us runners and get to the side of the road. I wasted too much time weaving in and out of these people, some of whom were 3 and 4 abreast. As much as I love this event, I do agree with most of the comments already made. This event has the potential to be second to none in the 10K category (believe me, I've done loads) but it never seems to change. Maybe next year? Date of review: July 7, 2008
In short: Saltwell first-timer In full: My first 'Saltwell' and pleased I am to have taken part. Well impressed with the marshals who were encouraging at all stages. See you next year. Date of review: December 17, 2006
In short: See you all next year, hopefully. In full: Nice to have some 'favourable' weather. I ran a 10k in London last month and struggled in the incredible heat. No fear of that in Darlo though. Enjoyed the run, well organised, a well designed T-shirt and a PB. Well done everyone who participated. Date of review: August 14, 2006
In short: I'll be back ! In full: Was hoping to improve on PB but found the heat unbearable. Surprised to find no water station around the finish on Whitehall.
Maybe too many hairpin bends causing bunching and walkers getting in the way, but I guess the latter is the same anywhere.
As this was only my second 10k (being a relative beginner)I'll be back next year and will be hoping to complete in around 40 to 45 minutes. Just hope the weather is worse (sorry). Date of review: July 4, 2006