In short: Fantastic organisation and support make for a special (splashy) race. In full: I was lucky to get a last minute entry but the pre-race info as good as ever to build excitement. From the family in the car par giving out the last minute packs, through to on all course marshals, everyone at the drinks stations and in the stadium the support was fantastic and despite the weather made the race a pleasure. Date of review: May 3, 2015
In short: First marathon and couldn't imagine a better introduction. In full: The reviews from previous years tempted me to do this run and I am delighted to say it lived up to expectations. The organisation was first class from start to finish. The availability of water, isotonic drink and gels at such regular intervals made fuelling easy and I didn't need to use my own gels etc.
The support from the spectators was awesome and the goodwill from the people of Chester and surrounding villagers was brillint, particularly as their roads had been shut. They provided timely encouragement that made this run a pleasure. Finally a massive thanks to the Marshalls around the course who were fantastic and to Andy & Chris for making my first marathon so memorable. Date of review: October 10, 2012