In short: Hot, hills but a wonderful race just the same In full: What I should have done like a couple of the other reviewers here is calmed it down because of the heat. But I ran it like a mentalist just the same. I really it though I did have a headache for a few hours afterwards. Value for money: excellent. I can't rememeber exactly what this cost - £20'something - which you would pay for a breathable running top in the shops (which was one of the prizes for finishing). Bottle of beer was a nice touch too but no bottle openers around, which would be my one very, very tiny complaint. Bob Date of review: July 14, 2013
In short: Great support In full: I really appreciated all the support along the route. Don't know if most marathons are like that as it was my first one but it definitely kept my buoyed up. That was my favourite part of the day. Slick baggage facilities, changing areas and loads of water, energy drinks etc along the route. There's hardly any cover on the route, so with my pale skin I'm feeling a bit burned now. Last thing. I don't suppose anyone had a garmin on something and couldpost the total ascent/decent please? Mine froze at the start. Chhers.
In short: Phew what a scorcher! In full: Massive thumbs up for having a shower there. Made the 2 hour train journey back to London a much more salubrious experience. Not as hilly as I thought (at least compared to last week's Denbies 10) and of course, no complaints about that.
In short: Challenging but excellent fun/massocism - not sure which In full: Round about the 2, 3 mile mark I was thinking it was going to be a long day but fortunately the relentless climbing stopped. This is significantly harder than 10 miles on the flat but great views and a god friendly spirit among the runners. Date of review: May 20, 2012