In short: Really enjoyable first marathon experience with few flaws In full: I really enjoyed my first Marathon here, though it was mainly I feel from the Marathon experience itself.
I do not have anything to compare against at this distance and race of this size but other races of shorter distance.
Organisation on the day was brilliant. Marshall's were very supportive and things did run smoothly with lots of fueling stations. I had a problem before race day though. I think race packs should have been sent out to charity runners. I did not received any email telling me that they would have to be collected at the exhibition in the preceding 2 days which would have been inconvenient for me. Luckily they agreed to have it for me on the day. My starting coral band was incorrect putting me at the back when I should have been near the front. I think this may have been due to me registering on the last day though.
Miles 20-24 were very dull and I think went past sewage works but the support and finishing 2 miles were great (if very hard). Date of review: April 16, 2012
In short: Wonderful race, I had a brilliant day on this well organised great event which took place in great scenery. It was a challenging course but the difficulties were easily forgotten in the overall enjoyment of the day Date of review: April 9, 2012