great race but not perfect (General Comments)|
n. t. from serbia (4/17/06)
2 previous marathons
| 1 Two Oceans Marathon (56km)
Race is beautiful and a great challenge; I would definitely recommend it.
I would only suggest to organizers to offer food on the course and better nutrition after the race.
Maybe ask a few euros more for registration or get a solid nutrition sponsor - it would make it so much better, instead of everybody carrying their own food all the way.
Many people are not aware that roads are not flat, meaning that they have a slope on the sides, which is actually the hardest aspect of this race, and makes it horribly hard to run on declines. So be prepared for this - some training that will make your ankles stronger is good - it's an extreme feature of the race that I think adds 10+ minutes to your time.
Not many spectators but people that run with you make for a great, great race - both half and ultra.