Bob Mattingly

Birmingham, United Kingdom, United Kingdom
Member since Jul 2017

My Completed Races

2017
The Great Celtic Trail Marathon

My Latest Reviews

Completed as a first timer in 2017

2.5

Beautiful but organisation leaves a little to be desired

It's a truly beautiful spot, although due to constant rain and limited visibility I didn't see as much as I would have liked. Feed stations were pretty miserable really, organisers promised gels but I didn't see any at all, signs saying 'drinks ahead' when there weren't any drinks ahead, several feed stations had just been abandoned towards the end and runners were left delving in to boxes to dig out bottles of water for each other, there were a couple of places on the course which were badly marked and runners had to confer about which way to go. At the end you walk across the car park and find a shed in which are a couple of disinterested teenagers who will look up from their phones for a second and give you a t-shirt. A damp squib in more ways than one....

Posted on 16.07.17