In short: Very well organised and friendly. In full: As an introduction to ultra racing, this was my first, you could not select a better race to start with. Very well organised, plenty of water stations and feed stops, glorious scenary and a meal at the finish, what more could you want? Date of review: April 5, 2005
In short: Fun run in every sense of the word In full: Enjoyable run, no point in trying for times simply due to conditions. The obstacles were fun, although maybe run should have been a couple of miles longer. Not bad for a first time Date of review: April 5, 2005
In short: I can't complain after getting a long awaited PB. I heard some marshalls were not in place, costing front runners dearly. The tight turns at the finish seem unnecessary Date of review: April 5, 2005
In short: Can we have rain, or better, snow, next year. Phew it was scorcher! In full: Great organisation, the sponges during the race were very welcome given the conditions and the oranges and bananas were a nice touch at the end. Date of review: April 5, 2005
In short: Well organised country half In full: Very well organised and marshalled half marathon. Starts in an industrial estate but is in the countryside by the second mile. The country lanes were not closed but were very quiet. Mostly flat course with well spaced water stations and sponge stations. This year was pretty hot, but the Marhsalls and first aid bods were responding quickly to overheating runners.
All in all a nice race with the opportunity for lesser runners to do the 1.5 mile fun run Date of review: April 5, 2005
In short: Potential to be a Fantastic Fun Event In full: I've rated this race low for organisation and value, but that's only because it must've been hard to organise first time round. With the course radically altered at teh last minute due to problems on the beach, it meant that value-for-money was poor as it was a lot shorter.
However, it would be harsh to say "don't do this race" on that basis, as it was a logistical challnge.
Hopefully next year, if they run it, it will be better, and the problems ironed out.
They also need to make teh obstacles a little more stable, it was a bit hairy going over one in particular!
But all-in-all, a great laugh! Date of review: April 5, 2005
In short: An ok run around Croydon outskirts. In full: The weather was great and there was a pretty good atmosphere. A couple of long uphills around the houses. Not as uplifting as the Valentines 10k at Chessington. Date of review: April 5, 2005