In short: Very much geared towards the half marathon. The second half of the marathon depsite being flat was dull and short of support and interest. Even the first half has extensive uninspiring stretches - through the boots site for one. Next year? Not sure In full: The start enclosures need policing better. There were a number of much slower runners starting in the 3-3.30 (1.30 - 1.45 half) gate [red zone]. They just got in the way. This included corporate relay runners. Is there a way of checking on abilities as some who'd declared themselves within the red start zone were clearly not up to it and caused problems in the initial stretch.
Streaming between the half and full on the embankment was appaling. Signage was almost non-existant. It needs to be commenced almost as runners turn onto the emabnkment, not 20 metres before the split.
Holme Pierrepont lake and Colwick park are uninspiring at best. Can Nottingham with it's rich heritage not offer a better route Date of review: October 20, 2013