In short: Good introduction to marathon running In full: Really enjoyed this race, even the wicked sunburn that I got in the last 6 miles when the sun broke through!
I'd agree with previous posters that there are issues to iron out - baggage collection was a bit of a mess to be honest. There wasn't even close to enough people manning the collection lorries. Queueing for ages for your bag isn't the ideal post-race accompaniment.
Didn't see any real issues with the race village - I arrived quite late on & didn't have any toilet issues, maybe I was just lucky or inadvertantly engaged in some major league queue-jumping! (Sorry about that if I did).
Having to go to the expo the day before was a bit of an irritant, but it's standard practice for larger races (& increasingly for smaller races) to have to collect race numbers & it was advertised in advance, so no-one should have been taken by surprise.
The run itself was fantastic - the power station section has little to advertise itself with, but the rest of the course was lovely and the people of Brighton/cheer stations/bands made for an excellent and really enjoyable atmosphere and without wanting to oversell it, they really made the race what it was.
Would I do it again? Defintiely, just maybe not next year. Too many other marathons to try out first... Date of review: April 23, 2013