In short: Third time round - love it! In full: Tough course, brutal climbs but miles better than most races. If I had to do one marathon time & again, it'd be this one. Love it! And on my doorstep for extra win! Do it and enjoy real running. Date of review: June 7, 2015
In short: An amazingly tough challenge - leave your Garmin at home! In full: Such a tough race - steep climbs and rough descents - but the one that has given me the greatest sense of achievement. Phil and the team put on a great race and the medal is now the best one in my collection!
In short: Tough - but marathons are meant to be! In full: Second year doing this and nothing but positives from me. Took 20 minutes off my time from 2013 - so you can go 'fast' on this course - and really enjoyed the race. The race is incredibly well organised and takes you round some truly beautiful countryside. There's nothing quite like the joy of running a hilly marathon in your home town! Date of review: March 18, 2014
In short: Great first HM but a punishing end! In full: Excellent day, well worth the money. Well organised and a very good route. The last 3-4 miles were punishing, running in to the wind thanks to the Mersey! Good first half marathon, will be back next year and make sure I save some gels for the last push! Date of review: March 31, 2010