In short: Great race but tougher than I expected In full: The first mile of this race was the best running experience of my life and should be experienced by everyone! The start itself was great the announcer and the music combined were a great way to get going.
The congestion on the course was frustrating at times, I agree with others that say ipods should be banned, I can't understadn why you go to this event and then run for 2 hours without speaking to or acknowledging anyone!
The organisation of the run was super, drinks stops were smooth and the course is what you need for 50,000 runners (it's wide).
People complain about the price but this run costs millions to put on, BUPA must have deep pockets. Sorry if you wanted a better tee but unlikely, unless the people of Newcastle are asked to subsidise our running.
I'll be back (oneday) Date of review: September 22, 2009