Toughest, most scenic marathon I've run so far! (about: 2012)|
Randy Grant from McMinnville, Oregon, US (7/9/12)
6-10 previous marathons
| 1 The North Devon AONB Marathon
The coastal path is as scenic at it is hilly. Definitely not a PR course, which was good because I had no problem stopping to look at the views. Course marshals were great, and there were more than enough aid stations (with sponges and bananas). Scones and tea at the finish line, as well as a post-race massage, made this my favorite marathon so far. When you go, make sure you give yourself at least a couple of extra days to explore one of the most beautiful parts of the UK. As for the fans: You'll have plenty of alone time, especially on the 2nd half, which I enjoyed, but where there are fans along the course, they're awesome.