In short: Should be called the Purfect Marathon! In full: This was the hardest run I have ever done. Very challenging, however very rewarding. The locals all pull together to make this a really charming event, I have never experienced one like it. I was in a very dark place around mile 18 and there were some amazing marshals and spectators who helped me along. The goody bag is simply fantastic and filled with local delicacies.
All in all a fantastic race - when I crossed the line I said never again...... Not so sure now! Thank you Purbeck 2013!
In short: Brilliant race, great atmosphere, a real gem! In full: Loved my first marathon at Chester and my first marathon all together. The course was scenic and pretty flat apart from the hill in Farndon. I would do this race again the organisation was so slick! Date of review: October 8, 2012
In short: Brilliantly Organised and Very Friendly! In full: This was my second half marathon so I do not have much to compare it to. The organisation and atmosphere were fantastic. The running conditions were a little windy, so that, and my dip in training left me suffering on the last three miles. The section around Upton was great with lots of spectators cheering us on. The roads not being closed was the only downside but the drivers were very patient and considerate. Plus, it allowed our lovely support team to follow us and cheer at various sections on the course. All in all, a great run and I would recommended it to anybody. I will be back next year! Thank you. Date of review: May 31, 2011