In short: I was told it was only slightly hilly, I ached. More hill training required In full: I enjoyed this very much. I am a plodder and appreciated the organisation. I know some front runners missed the turn, but don't they read the race information? They've no-one to blame but themselves. Date of review: January 7, 2006
In short: Well organised and good value. Some reservations tho In full: Plus points: Well organised Good value Flat traffic free course Good to see leaders coming back No nonsense "Does exactly what it says on the tin" sort of event
Minus point Course too narrow - if in mid-pack like me you couldn't run freely in first couple of miles.
In short: Excellent, stomach heaving, run over the south downs. Not for the faint of heart. In full: Excellent race. Everyone was made to feel very welcome by Dr Rob and his family. Challenging. Muddy. Makes you spit and curse. I particularly appreciated the opportunity to do a run through before race day with Dr Rob who had invited all those who had entered a few weeks prior to the event. The race fee is higher than most, but half of this goes to charity - can't be a bad thing. Date of review: January 6, 2006
In short: Great way to clear the head after new year In full: First 2K comes as a bit of a shock after the New Year festivities , but after that it is reasonably forgiving. Well organised , and a great event to meet all your running buddies . Note that this year the weather was really nice , not always the case at this time of year. Date of review: January 6, 2006
In short: Flattish course means chance of a PB although some of the markers seemed inaccurate. Scenery was probably ok but dense fog meant all you could see were ghostly runners 100m ahead! Date of review: January 6, 2006
In short: Hard - but I wouldn't have missed it In full: I felt like I had achieved all my goals for the year in one hit - giving to charity, training hard beforehand (and beating all the girlies!) I was glad to have left something in the tank for the 275 (I didn't count them on the day) steps, only to be super-cooled coming down that last hill! It's a shame there are not more events like it - I'll definitely be there for the Munro - equipped with more grippy trainers... Heartfelt thanks to Dr Rob and the team for the run-through on the 18 Dec and on the day. Date of review: January 5, 2006
In short: FANTASTIC In full: The most friendly marathon yet, hills beat flat races hands down.Who needs London when we have far more challenging and friendlier marathons. Date of review: January 5, 2006
In short: Last chance of the year for a 10km pb! In full: Sceneic and enjoyable with a very fast field.
Following organiser's instructions meant that I got stuck towards the back of the pack so the first downhill mile was a struggle to hit at target pace, but numbers thined out from there. Well recommended for anybody chasing 35mins or below 10km times. Course profile is downhill first mile, then 2 and 3 uphill, 4 and 5 back down, 6 undulating with a climb for the last 300m. Date of review: January 5, 2006