In short: Looking for an easy marathon? Look elsewhere. In full: Hats off to all the marshalls who stood for hours in the pouring rain this year. Its an extremely hilly marathon with the first half with more climb, however the second half has a much rougher and craggy terrain. Ideal for those looking for a challenge. Date of review: July 2, 2012
In short: a PB marathon course, flat with good terrain. In full: Good Points - Well organised Great Value with technical t-shirt, bag and trophy Nice touches like the commentry which you get to hear 4 times. Well marshalled Smooth paths/road for the majority of the course.
Bad Points -
The time display was a bit low, it could of done with being put on a taller stand (you get how faultless this race is)
In short: Relentless, Scenic, Beautiful. 2011 was a scorcher and i'm definetly doing it again In full: If you want a challenge then this is the one for you! climbs and hills that are relentless, craggy rocks and terrain that is dangerous and exposed places that will burn you when it's scorching hot like it was this year. Completely different to a city marathon so dont expect a great marathon time, but do expect a challenge that you'll remember. Date of review: December 28, 2011
In short: muddy, steep in some places, water crossing zaps your energy In full: my first time, positives - good scenery, well marshalled, good spirits and support bad points - start line was ...well not a line, just a congregation around a post really muddy in some places, spikes essential Date of review: November 21, 2010