In short: No finishers medal!!!!!!! Thanks for coming guys!!! In full: Could have a good day out, parking was better this year, friendly event, nice run.....but nothing to show for entry fee and 13 mile run, think I will just do a 13 mile traing run next year and make my own medal you can get a nice one from poundland!,,, Date of review: April 14, 2013
In short: Excellent weekend all round (but less cyclists next year eh!) In full: Great, organisation, by far one of the best marathons I have completed, and support all the way around, well done.
My only gripe though was the cycling club that weaved in and out of us runners mid way down the field on the narrow country roads, I saw two near misses and one guy fall off (very off putting) Date of review: October 10, 2011
In short: all in all a good day out :) In full: This was my first race after the Paris Marathon last month and I must say before the start I was not really in the mood to do the full marathon, but the effort of the organisers and the charming scenery lifted my spirits to get me around ;)
A good day out and I would definitely do the Stratford next year!
In short: A really good start to the year, and PB to boot ;) In full: I really enjoy this run, this year i got a very good PB, well run not to much traffic on the roads and a nice warm coach trip at the end
keep up the good work. Date of review: January 26, 2011
In short: good race, may need an out of town start next year if more than 15,000 runners! In full: overall, very good, i did Cardiff last week with the same amount of runners and Birmingham was a lot lot better!. ok bottleneck at the start and i would suggest 15000 entries is as much as Broad street can handle, perhaps alexandra statium on the walsall road could cope better for the amount of runners that next year would undoubtably attract.
but no i have done five marathons and a few halves the last 12 months and Birmingham was a treat......loved it ;0) Date of review: October 24, 2010