In short: Great Scenery - really tough hill In full: The course is fantastic, the uphill is really hard but well worth the challenge though. Would recommend this as long as you are fit. Date of review: August 28, 2011
In short: Nice route, although challenging at the end. In full: I thought before the race that it may have PB potential, and as a result gunned it off. The last 4k were a bit hard and seemed to finish me off. Overall its a nice race and very well organised although I personally don't feel it has PB potential, if that's what you are looking for. Date of review: August 14, 2011
In short: Veteran marathon runner said 'It's the toughest I've ever done' In full: This marathon is really enjoyable, but also very tough. I was injured going into the race and hadn't been able to train properly. If I had known how tough it was going to be I would have probably not started. However the race is very good, scenry is amazing and there is generally a friendly feel to it. The course is really nice.
After the race I was chatting to someone from the 100 marathon club, and he said this was the hardest he had ever done. Therefore if you like a challenge, this is for you. Despite this I would want to put you off because if you have trained properly and in marathon shape you will enjoy it. My problem was that I wasn't fit enough and due to it being so challenging I found it a slog, but enjoyed it at the finish. I'll be back next year, as long as I'm fit. Date of review: April 4, 2011
In short: Good and a good tester for marathon In full: I was recovering from an injury before the race so was a bit nervous before based on all the previous comments. However I really enjoyed the race. It is tough but with good pacing there isn't a problem Date of review: February 13, 2011
In short: Very good race, scenery was great In full: The race was great, a very fast downhill start, followed by an undulating course which was challenging but very godd. The scenery was fantastic. I thought the organisation could be a bit better, but I think this was the first time it had been held here. My main issue was at the end where I thought I had finished because there were so many stewards but I didn't see the line which had been sprayed on the floor. But overall I would recommend doing the race. Date of review: November 21, 2010