In short: My first marathon and loved it. Organisation could not be improved on and the course and support were great. Can't see how any mara could do better than this. Amazing race. Date of review: January 22, 2012
In short: Superb race, well organised, inexpensive, lovely route. I've got nothing to compare it to as it's my first half but I loved it and will definitely do it again next year. In full: T-shirt was great though not sure it + a snack bar really count as or need a goody bag but that's not a big deal. The race itself was brilliant.
I quite liked the fact that the start was gently uphill as it stopped me going off too fast. And there's something nice about getting the uphills out of the way early and knowing the rest of the race is mostly flat. Though saying that I didn't think the uphills were too bad - more slope than hill really. The ending being downhill was a real tester for me as I was exhausted but had no excuse not to lengthen my stride and really try to put a fast last mile in. Date of review: November 4, 2010