I don't enter off-road events often but the route was superb, it was really well organised and the support around the course was much appreciated. I'll definitely be back next year to improve on my Ladies Record" Sarah Jarvis - Course Record Holder Ladies Half Marathon.
Wharfedale Marathon really does stand out for me in my running career. There is nothing I don't like about it. Fantastic relaxed atmosphere, friendly and considerate runners, great Marshals and catering staff, and one the most stunning routes I have ever run. I would recommend the race to everyone (although it might not be quite the same if you get 1000 entrants!).
"If you are looking for a challenge, beautiful scenery, friendly atmosphere and good value, then this race is worth considering. Despite the severe climbs, the course has enough breath-taking vistas to almost take away the pain. Enjoy while it is still a hidden gem."
"It was my first mountain marathon and it hurt. But what a glorious hurt! I loved every second of it (though at the time my body was telling me something quite different). No words can describe the scenery you run through - absolutely breath taking. The day was very hot, but with regular checkpoints I didn't once feel dehydrated. The course is very well marked out and very well organised. A great day that sorts the men from the boys, I don't think I'll ever run a road marathon again - how boring! Everyone should run this marathon once in their lives. TAKE TO THE HILLS!!!
"Run this race for the scenery and the hills!! Well organised again, third year on the trot for me but will keep coming back to this top notch race, but not for the faint hearted! More people are running it each year, if you run it once you will be back."
"Heard someone talking about this event with such enthusiasm on the train and just felt I had to enter. How right they were - what a gem".
"A great day out for all the family, we thoroughly enjoyed the experience. The scenery is unbelievable and the organisation brilliant with water stops in just the right places and the luxury of showers and a bar and food at the finish".
"A wonderful sporting experience, great organisation by friendly Dales people, fantastic route and excellent facilities, forget the events with a cast of '1000's go for this whilst you can still get in"