In short: Challenge, not wrong In full: I have done this twice and will do it again this year only because it is local and a good hard run. There have been issues with route marking to the point where it was laughable (in time) The free soup and cake is very welcome at the end and the organisers are trying their best. No PBs here but a challenge as in the name. Challenge yourself by getting round without walking !!! Stunning views if weather is good Date of review: July 6, 2015
In short: Great race again, but needs to cross the bay! In full: A real shame that the Cross Bay Challenge was not across the bay this year. My fourth time doing this race, and once you set off, in practical terms, it makes no difference where you start and finish, but Cross Bay should be Cross Bay. End of. That said, it's still a great run. There's no run like it and of course I'll still do it every year. The channels weren't so deep this year, but the headwind was really strong. Extra jellyfish this year too! Organisation perfect as usual. I got a medal to match 3 I already have, so I think the medal should be better and different in future years. Same goes for the t-shirt, which I didn't buy as I already have one exactly the same. Overall it's unique and a lovely run, but please revert to making it across the bay, make each years's medal and shirt unique and yes, charge a little bit extra to cover that. Entry numbers seem to be going down, so please make it more attractive! I don't want this race to end due to lack of interest. Date of review: July 6, 2015
In short: Excellent race In full: Not an easy race , but great fun. Marshals were wonderful , very encouraging especially as they had to stand in the pouring rain. Very well executed race with lots of sweets just at the right places. Well done Wadhurst Runners ?? Date of review: July 6, 2015
In short: Great Race In full: Great race done it before and will do it again. Fantastic organisation and super friendly marshals. cake and beer at the finish .Beautiful place to run. Date of review: July 6, 2015
In short: really well organised a great day. In full: This was my third time here and will definitely be back. This race is always well organised with friendly helpful runners and marshals. I love the course,beer, cakes,brass band, and piper.Well done Albert and everyone else involved Date of review: July 6, 2015
In short: You can tell the London Marathon helps organise this! In full: I had a lot of races booked up by the time this came along so was actually looking at this one as my last race for a while so why not enjoy it? And enjoyed it I did!
The organisation was exceptional, the pens were superbly marked out and no danger of strolling into a pen that was too fast/sow for you. I put 40mins as my predicted time and the fact I managed to get in at 40:33 shows the room and lack of having to run around slower people I faced, really well organised there.
The scenery was gorgeous and made you proud to be a Londoner. I regularly do the British 10k in July and thought that it would be a similar route due to the start lines being close together but it was amazing just how different this race was.
The goody bag was a nice touch and finishing by Buckingham Palace to remind me of my London Marathon a month before also brought a smile to my face.
A definite for next year and strongly recomended! Date of review: July 6, 2015
In short: Challenging and scenic run In full: Nothing further to add that hasn't already been said. This event speaks volumes for the excellent race organisation and the friendly running club behind it all. I'll be back next year! Date of review: July 6, 2015
In short: Everything you can think of is provided In full: Amazing goody bag plus attention to detail at every stage. Shame the course was tricky this year. Maybe Albert should organise some more races! Date of review: July 6, 2015
In short: Brilliant race all round, superb marshalls. In full: This is a must every year, always tremendous organisation and scenery, challenging but good supportive marshalls and cakes/beer at the end. Date of review: July 6, 2015
In short: A must do in my running calendar In full: 6th time I've completed this race, it seems to get harder every year, even without the steps. Weather was harsh, hot and windy, but the team are really friendly and very welcoming. Would recommend this one, especially if you run as a small group. Very well organised. Date of review: July 6, 2015
In short: Rainy, slippy... but all the better for it In full: Rain added a new (slippy) dimension to this year's race but it just made it more memorable than ever. This race has it all - amazing organisation, lovely scenery, a variety of surfaces to test you during the race and a challenging profile in the latter stages that just make you enjoy the free beer at the finish all the more. Date of review: July 6, 2015
In short: Fantastic challenging race In full: One of the most well organised friendly races I have had the privilege of participating in. And a beer at the end, which is exactly what I needed after the uphill finish! Date of review: July 6, 2015
In short: Great race In full: Superbly organised, with plenty of marshalls and water/sports drink/orange/sweet/sponge stops. Lovely, scenic run up until a batch of three hills in last few miles, but well worth the pain at the end. Free beer, cake and entertainment. They can't organise the weather - it was certainly slippy underfoot. Fab event; will return! Date of review: July 6, 2015