In short: A tough 20 miles mentally and physically!! In full: 4 x 5mile loop was tough, some tough little inclines on route too. Thought the marshals were excellent and encouraging although some big side roads were left unattended. 2 x water stations on route was nice. a little dissapointed that race sponsors pulled out and no goody bag :( overall a good race and good preperation for London Date of review: March 12, 2012
In short: A tough half but well worth it!! In full: Having raced this previously (2 years ago) I knew what to expect - a tough 13.1 miles....well tough 12 miles! I love this race as it's a lovely course and on a day like this year is beautiful!!! some tricky hills but a new pb this year. Toliets at the start could be improved and a slightly better goody bag, maybe a t-shirt instead of medal?? Date of review: March 8, 2011
In short: A good marathon training run In full: This was the first time i've completed this race and overall I really enjoyed it. Thought the course was lovely not too hilly and good support throughout. Disapointed with the goody bag, for the price of the race (and distance) would of been nice to have a medal or t-shirt! For Goodness Shake was a nice touch at the finish!!! Date of review: February 15, 2010
In short: A very enjoyable morning In full: This was my first time at this race, got roped into it by my club who'd done it before. Was very pleased that i made the trip. Managed to get a PB even if it was by 20 seconds, was very pleased as the hill at the start was really quite a struggle!! Very nice marshalls along the route which really did add to the atmosphere along with many needed water stations. Goody bag was amazing, the best i've had in a very long time and really did make this race out to be good value for money. Only negative was the toliet facilities, nearly missed the start due to the length of the que, might be worth trying to get a few more for next year? Will be back next year! :) Date of review: July 21, 2008
In short: Even though it's not got great reviews i still do it every year!!! In full: I always find it slightly dissapionting reading the reviews on this race. Although I have done races which are much better i still love this race and commit to it every year. This year seemed to take much longer to cross the start line and the first 2miles were very difficult to get into a stride due to the large number of people walking/stopping which is always frustrating! The entry is not cheap but is worth it to run on the closed roads of London although would be good to be rewarded with a slightly better goody bag as was very dissapointed ths year! Still I know i'll be back next year!!! Date of review: July 10, 2008
In short: A well worth trip, even for a five hour drive! In full: Excellent race, even though the edorphins have gone still on a high!!! Tougher than i had expected and was a little unsure how undulating this race was and now i know it meant very! My 3rd marathon and def the hardest although the sun and surroundings made it all very enjoyable!