26.2 miles of the flattest roads you're likely to find on a UK marathon, coupled with an excuse to go to the seaside, seem to be drawing a larger and larger number of entries to this relatively new race, but there are more than those two reasons to take part. The crowds around the course (estimated at 100,000 people) are amazing and really help to push you along. Something which I personally found invaluable. Just as you think your legs are going to give up you'll catch the eye of a stranger in the crowd, who wills you on to keep on going. Luckily we were also blessed with near perfect running weather, which by the end had turned to glorious sunshine, just in time to enjoy a sit down on the beach. Then obviously there's the post race, seaside recovery fish and chips.
Well done to everyone that took part and I'm sure there will be a Bridgnorth RC contingent present again next year.