Great potential but very poorly organized (about: 2010)|
F. O. from West of Ireland (11/3/10)
11-50 previous marathons
| 1 Galway City Marathon
NO number for me at the expo, so I was eventually given a bottle of water, a t-shirt, and a chip with no tie.
There were very few toilets at the staging area and none on the route.
The route was very scenic in places, but at one point I got clipped by a car at a busy junction while four marshals had a chat in the middle of the road. The second lap, after the half marathoners had finished, seemed to have no marshals at all.
I didn't see any medical aid available on the route, away from city center.
I didn't see PowerAde even though it was available at at least one point. Hours later, while walking around the city, my family was offered two crates of 8 bottles each of PowerAde that was "left over" - and they were giving it away to the general public!
There was nothing in the line of food supplied at the end and it took over two weeks to locate a finishing chip time for me.
Very disappointing. Can only get better.