In short: Probably one of the most beautiful runs in the country but needs to be better organised In full: Stunning scenery make this a gorgeous run, especially when the wind has your back! The views alone make this one of my favourite runs.
However... Expensive entry fee for what you get though (I think a T-shirt should be par when the entry is £30 - goody bag was 2 leaflets in a bag). Lots of bottle-necks make PBs testing unless you're superfast and ahead of the pack. Incorrect route measurement (extra 0.5 mile) is shameful for an established event such as this.
Really nice medals this year. Thanks. Date of review: February 19, 2012
In short: Great pre-marathon race (especially if weather is good) In full: Pros: Relatively flat run so good chance of PB. Lots of enthusiastic supporters along the way. Dedicated and encouraging marshalls and volunteers. Beautiful scenery - despite yukky weather today (I loved the stormy, wind-whipped sea). Plenty of drinks available.
Cons: Serious shortage of toilets at the start. Please do something about this organisers. Lack of mile markers made pacing difficult.
Overall: A really good race. Well orgainsed in my opinion and, as a fun runner in the back half of the pack, I didn't experience any of the bottle-necking mentioned by others on this site. I recommend it to anyone who wants to enjoy a relaxed, scenic and friendly pre-marathon race. Date of review: February 21, 2010