In short: Just as hard as you feared it would be. In full: A really exceptional race. Stupidly hard, unnecessarily long, but I have never seen so many smiling runners. Apart from the ones who were crying.
Organisation was faultless. Apparently there was a problem with the Lucozade, but it was resolved by the time I needed any. The marshalls were amazing, full of encouragement even after watching me haul my increasingly fragile body past them for a fourth time in 6 hours!
I will definitely be back! Date of review: June 25, 2012
In short: Absolutely Brilliant! A great day out, with a carrot for all finishers! In full: Really very enjoyable. Great scenery, nice (hard but do-able) route, and well organised. The standout thing for me though was the atmosphere, it just felt like a really positive and friendly race. When I inevitably fell apart at 18 miles every single runner that went passed me gave me encouragement and helped me on to the finish. I liked the singing too. Date of review: October 25, 2011