A great local event - any marathon except london can always be a bit lonly on the second half, if you can't run on your own without the need of earphones or I pods stick to 10kms - I've done a169 Marathons/ultras you need a lot of self motivation not only to run the race but also to do the training, if youv'e done the training a 2 lap or three laps should be no problem. I dedigned the original course and I discribed it as being a challenging route, for both beginers and experienced runners. It has always been in my oppinion very well organised.
Brilliant race, Well organised the marshalls did a great job, drink stations, all well organised. I would add that I think the gates should be opened where the cattle grids are as they are extremely dangerous, heath and safety would have a field day with this one, the other thing is my gripe with some races this included, age group recognition in results and awards for very little cost this could be solved, results and awards should be in 5 year groups so that you can see how you compete against others in your age group. After doing Snowdon last week I was pleased with 4:29 on a very testing course the short sharp undulations got my to me in the end.