In short: Shame about the marshalling In full: same gripe as a few others. it's quite annoying to spend £40 on a race and have one turn point not marshalled and a significant part of the field sent the wrong way at another. I feel bad about marking this race down as the enthusiasm is immense but it takes the gloss off... Date of review: June 27, 2016
In short: As ever an amazing race In full: The Munro is very much one of the best races out there, great atmosphere, amazing course... This year however something wasn't quite there with the marshalling with one missing at a key turn around point and another confused of where to send people, however even with this the race still gets a 9/10 from me. Date of review: June 27, 2016
In short: Brilliantly tough race In full: This is definitely one of the highlights of the running calendar for me. Brilliantly tough route, that takes in some excellent scenery and really tests your limits. The out and back route means there's a really good atmosphere between runners...everyone appreciates each other's suffering. This is the second time I've taken part and unfortunately this year there was a bit of confusion over the route at a couple of points due to the number of out-and-backs and the fact that some runners were doing the marathon distance. However, this shouldn't detract from the fact that this is brilliant event that I would highly recommend to anyone looking for a challenge over the half marathon distance.....plus it's on a Saturday so you can go out to celebrate finishing afterwards! Date of review: June 26, 2016
In short: Almost perfect, but a one hill cock-up In full: Another great Munro (my fourth), although logistics weren't on a par with previous years. On one of the hills, the runners in front of me were wrongly told to turn around at the top of the hill rather than going about half way down before ascending again, knocking the best part of half a mile off. I don't know how many people this affected, but everyone after me did the full route, and they had corrected it for the way back.
As well as the traditional piper, cow bells had been added to help us along the way, and I love the pint glass bag filler at the end. Date of review: June 26, 2016
In short: A soft spot in my heart and soft running today In full: I just love this race, the pople the sheer bravado of such a course and the cameraderie. Each year has a new twist from weather and terrain and always a huge challenge and very daunting but with the gauntlet thrown down a challenge to me met! A massive thanks to all the marshals and Dr Rob and his fine fellows and family that make up his band of merry men and women I bow and say thank you. Standing up from the bow may be a little creaky but with a huge smile on my face. Date of review: June 25, 2016
In short: It was hell but I loved it. In full: What a fantastic race very well organised the start line was about 50foot from the car park. The course was extremely well marked and excellently marshalled and a great medal and T-shirt, which had all the runners names on the back which was a great touch. The race is up and down box hill about ten times there was a couple of nice stretches of about a mile down hill, but, just as you start to really enjoy the down hill the dread sets in and the realisation of what goes down must go up hits home. In previous races I have used the up hills as a good excuse to have a bit of a walk/rest but there is no easy ride with these beasts and the steps are relentless, I have never sweated and struggled and felt like giving up so much just walking. The views are breath taking and the sense of achievement at the end of it is well worth all the hard work. Its is a lot tougher than most full marathons I have taken part in. Big thank you to the organisers, Marshalls and everyone else involved. defiantly be back. Date of review: June 20, 2015
In short: dare anyone rate this <100% In full: Think is my 7th and always gets 100%. I dont think it can be improved...great atmosphere, scenery, bone jarring running. Still cant still get a shoe on -my toenail and i will part company soon but hey, less weight to carry next year.Is there any way to have a second run down Burfoot at the end (so we can run back up of course)? So glad numbers kept up despite the change in time. Thanks Dr Rob Date of review: June 18, 2015