In short: Low-key, scenic and well organised marathon. Bargain. In full: Amazingly organised race with friendly marshals/locals and plenty of water/food stations along the beautiful countryside course. Nice touches were, having the option to leave own drinks at certain points on the course, food (from registration, during and after the race), great wicking t-shirt and unique medal. Date of review: May 9, 2014
In short: Amazing atmosphere, extremely hot, great British landmarks, exceptional organisation, large supporting crowds In full: First time I have ran this race and it was amazing to experience the olympic marathon route.
Introduction of the elites like Mo Farah at the start gave me that added inspiration to confidence to tackle the course.
Despite the course being described as good PB potential, it was actually more challenging than I thought. Iconic landmarks and crowds made it an exceptional race event. Date of review: May 29, 2012
In short: Great race, fine weather. Lots of crowd support and lovely scenery In full: Time-zone finishing signs were displayed but not all runner's were aware of them thus causing congestion at the start. Possibly get someone to remind runner's to queue in the correct slots in future. Apart from that, organisation was excellent including the option of a free massage pre-post race, nice medal/tshirt and other seaside attractions. Date of review: March 31, 2010
In short: Scenic setting, mildly challenging, great value and for a good cause.e In full: My first time on this course and found it very enjoyable. The scenery was lovely and really helped me get through the pain-barrier. The incline sections were a bit challenging as it felt like the finish after only completing 5k! Definitely be back next year to beat my PB time, maybe some trail shoes and a camera too. Date of review: December 30, 2008
In short: Scenic, mildly challenging, friendly, well organised and marshalled In full: I thoroughly enjoyed this event - okay probably not so much the up-hill climb at queens park!. But despite the weather at the start and the twisty barriers i still managed a pb. The mixed terrain really makes it interesting and mildly challenging. The marshal's did a terrific job (especially encouraging the runner's) and the crowd-support in the stadium near the finish were great - very uplifting. Date of review: November 23, 2008
In short: Good views, decent surface, In full: although this was only my second 10k I'd ever done, i think there were sufficient marshals on the day particularly on the crucial turns and near the end. I think I finished around the 45-49min mark, so don't don't know why people are saying there weren't any marshals at the last turn. Maybe this occurred with the faster or slower runners? e.g. 30mins or 1hr finishers Date of review: November 4, 2008
In short: My first 10k run after 3 wks training and enjoyed every minute. The uphill zig zag was hard work but you are rewarded with a big downhill slope 3/4 into the race. Date of review: March 31, 2008