In short: Not a PB potential IMO In full: I entered the full marathon but due to injury I had to cut this to the half, this was simple enough as you just follow a different route on the day (got a few shouts at the split point from marshals as my number was a different colour). So perhaps a good one to enter if you are injury prone like me!
I think compared to other races I have done this is good value but to a certain extent you get what you pay for.
For me despite my injury, I struggled to get my speed up for the following reasons and thinks it is useful to highlight for others - 1) First few miles very dull along Belgrade Road and didnt see a mile marker until mile 3 2) Toilet queues at the start line were so big I had to opt out and spent the first few miles looking for a public toilet while running (my own fault really but word of advice to get there early!) 3) Not that well supported 4) Ban on MP3 players, which is enforced. I know a lot of runs say they are banned but often you can wear them anyways as I see others doing this but here is was a total NO which with little support and the first 6ish miles being not scenic made a hard start 5) The more scenic parts were narrow paths which were hard to overtake on 6) Last mile is a gradual hill
Good organisation, only bananas and water at the finish but I prefer the t-shirt to a bag full of chocolate and lucozade :)
If like me you need music, crowds and lack of hills to get a PB then just be aware before you enter.