In short: A small event with big ideas In full: Not a massive event only 2300 did the marathon and it was sparsely supported by the locals, not a PB course quite hilly and twisty over the first half.
Plenty of drinks etc, but lacked marshals in a few places particularly at mile 10 which but for my sheep mentality I would have gone the wrong way. Great show at the end with free beer and nice tshirt so with a few improvements will be a really really top event. Better advertising, so more runners, more marshalls and a few more supporters would do the trick.
In short: Tremendous atmosphere, loads of drink stations, clockwork organisation In full: Lucky enough to start from the front of the red start and with clear streets it's magic and can't recommend it highly enough. There is No excuse for finishing this race less hydrated than when you started there's a drink station just about every mile. What's not to love it's iconic. Date of review: April 27, 2013
In short: 6th time and still my favourite race, but the cars on the final run in seemed to be a problem this year. In full: Run this race it is wonderful. The atmosphere is all whats good in running, lovely people competing and marshalling. The views are simply breathtaking. There was more cars pushing through the final straight this year than ever before which the organisers need to sort. Date of review: March 31, 2012
In short: Brilliant a wonderful loop of the lake, Borrowdale in Autumn perfect even in rubbish weather In full: A gem of a race around the lake. It is fairly tough but the course does go down as well as up. First time doing this and it competes with the Coniston 14 as my favourite,--- no bigger accolade from me is possible. Date of review: November 1, 2009
In short: Good flat course with good support around it. A really good race In full: A popular race because the course is pretty flat. It was also very well organised and setting off from the castle was a nice touch. A bit slow this year because of the weather but definitely will do it again. Date of review: October 25, 2009