In short: my comments as an injured runner who therefore marshalled In full: This year (2008) I was recovering from an operation and could therefore not run. I have run many half marathons and marathons and do agree with a number of the comments on here regarding the organisation of the race. Yes, it could have been better, the water stations were a nightmare and the baggage storage poorly thought through. However, I would like to remind all runners that those people who do turn out to make this event possible do so out of the goodness of their hearts. A lot of volunteers gave up a lot of their own time, for nothing to ensure the day could go ahead. I have never been injured and therefore marshalling before so the whole event was quite an eye opener. I know we pay to enter these races but none of that money goes to those who make them possible. So although I do agree with the majority of the comments that have been made, remember these people give their time out of kindness.
Finally, thank you to a very polite bunch of runners. The majority of whom thanked me for marshalling ( I was at the 13 mile marker). Next year I will be running once more. Date of review: March 7, 2008
In short: superbly organised, excellent support from the marshalls In full: This was my first marathon and I enjoyed most of it. The wind made it a challenging day, but living in the Chilterns I didn't find the hills a problem. Marshalls were exceedingly encouraging and the organisation was excellent. I will be up for this one again next year. Date of review: December 3, 2006