In short: I know why they call it the GRIM...no t-shirt! Now that IS GRIM! In full: This was my 2nd Grim so I knew what to expect. Thought having the 2 car parks worked out better. Not enough loos (as usual) and I agree, I thought the race was overpriced as it was, it's now day light robbery given the fact we didn't even get a t-shirt and/or a goodie bag from the sponsors! 8-/ (NB I'll bear that in mind next time I buy any new kit). Date of review: December 5, 2005
In short: Very good race for a PB In full: Managed to take 5 minutes off my previous PB. course was very good and weather just right. I agree with the water in cups, would it not be better to provide bottles instead? Date of review: December 5, 2005
In short: Tough! not for the Wimps out there In full: This was my seventh race of the year, by far the toughest and most challenging and very rewarding! I look forward to it next year! Date of review: December 5, 2005
In short: Great race shame it's terrible value In full: Really was disappointed with the naff medal. Was looking forward to a T for the money. Shame as it spoilt an excellent event. Date of review: December 5, 2005
In short: £20 and no T-shirt? You're kidding! In full: This was my fifth Grim. The course is not as good as it used to be, when it included the horse jumps. The runners have received a correctly-sized T-shirt every year (one year was even a Dri-Fit!)... up until now. They want £20 for this race, and they don't even provide a T-shirt? I don't think I'll bother again. Date of review: December 5, 2005
In short: Brilliant!!! In full: Did this one last year and it was good. This year it was great. Puddles were bigger and deeper, great atmosphere only moan would have preferred a t shirt instead of a medal. Date of review: December 5, 2005
In short: great, tough race In full: My first ever race and what a tough choice it was. That hill really knocked the stuffing out of me (twice!) -but I'll be back. Never having done a race before I have nothing to compare it with but I must say the marshalling seemed suberb -Well done Crowborough Runners. Date of review: December 5, 2005
In short: Nice to get away from the urban 'sprawl'! In full: Apart from the GSK factory (although they do support the organising club which is good to see) the route leads through country lanes, through a small housing estate, the out into the scenic countryside before looping back. Well signed route, friendly marshalls and a good mix of runners, topped off with a Christmas pud to nice. I could have done with a bowl, spoon and some brandy sauce!! See you next year! Date of review: December 5, 2005
In short: What goes down comes back up (twice) In full: This was supposed to be my home town race, but that anther story! Even though I know the local area, I still got caught out by the steepness of the hill up Palesgate. To do it twice was a really killer. Despite the hills and the fact that I arrived late & didn’t have time for a warm up, I was still quite pleased was my finishing time.
A special mention for the organisation of the race, which was very well marshalled. I don’t think I’ve ever seen as many marshals before on a half marathon course before let alone a 10K.