In short: The best marathon I've ever done! In full: Excellent facilities at the start Really enjoyed the varied course with lots to look at Superb marshalling and organisation Fantastic spectator support Lots of drinks stops + gels Loved the stadium finish - goose bumps! Quality goody bag and finishers t shirt This event is sure to go in popularity Loved it!
In short: Good race but total shambles at the finish In full: I went to Edinburgh for a long w/end to take part in this half marathon.
The course was okay but the weather was very unkind with v. strong wind and rain.
The finish was a disaster... you were given little packets of stuff, which you had to try and hold on to with cold hands. The baggage was a disaster with massive queues and I was shaking madly! It took quite a while for them to bring out space blankets and there was no shelter at all.
A bit better leadership and responsivness after the finish would have been useful! Date of review: April 16, 2013
In short: Fantastic trail race with excellent views In full: What a fantastic event, loved every minute of it. Very well organised and the cakes were a great touch. Well done Dirt Running ... See you at the Dirt Half in November! Date of review: September 24, 2012
In short: Excellent inagural event In full: I can't understand moaners who say 'bad organisation, but great marshals and water stops' ... they were organised by the organisers! I thought it was very well organised and had no issues at all. The stadium was great for pre-race cover and for changing afterwards, but please have a finish arch next time.
Goody bag good, although I just wanted the medal! I've only ever been given a space blanket once and don't rate them.
I was moved to the overflow car park in Bond Avenue and you could see the stadium and it was a very short walk.
A great first event held in very difficult conditions. All the negatives are due to the weather and couldn't be helped.
Give yourselves a pat on the back, you did MK proud. I'll be back next year. Date of review: May 3, 2012