In short: Nightmare Race In full: Ok positive first... Great atmosphere,marshalling,Pre-race entertainment Negatives Too busy,this is very much a race for beginners and fun runners or Walkers.If you find yourself in a slower wave, trying to avoid walkers and people taking up the whole road running in groups (some of us quicker runners would like to get past) An example was a girl in front of me just dropped her water bottle on the road,absolutely no concern about anyone behind her no race sense at all. The race is for the Elites or Charity Runners who race once a year and are oblivious to race etiquette I wouldn't do this race again as a PB would be difficult and it felt very corporate (even your medal was in your goody bag) once you have raced please go away !
In short: Great Day In full: A dream I had when I was younger is to run this Marathon(it didn't go to well as my very first training run lasted half a mile)the day was fantastic great crowds,runners and marshalls I can see why this Marathon is very divisive amongst Runners but what a day Date of review: April 27, 2013
In short: Great Day,Great Race,Great Support In full: A very good race with no real issues after the start which was not the organisers fault,have to mention the volunteers who were handing out water etc.. perfect made you want to come back. Highlights the drumming band when exiting the tunnel,running through the city,the encouragement from the people of the city.Can see this getting bigger and better over the next few years no complaints from myself Date of review: October 26, 2011
In short: Very good shame about the toilets In full: Good race yesterday, great atmosphere the only issue was the queue for the toilets before race start however this was a minor complaint as the rest of the day was perfect and I even got a PB
In short: Good run but was my first so cannot compare ...Yet In full: This was my first half marathon finished with a time of 2hrs 29 it has not put me off everyone very friendly and helpful decent medal (my first) at the end Would recomend to friends Date of review: March 23, 2011