In short: A great day out, before, during and after the race, In full: This is quite a unique event featuring wine as well as water at the numerous stations along the course! The hog roast afterwards is a great addition rather than just drifting off as is normally the case.
The course itself is quite hard being steadily uphill for about 8 miles, with a long descent at the end. It's quite grueling and I think my time was slower than on courses with more ascent/descent.
What else? There's a DJ at the start/end, tea, coffee, cakes and melon slices upon finishing.
The great views and scenery I sort of take for granted because I live in Dorking but they are fantastic too.
All in all a great day out. If you're really keen you can do the marathon version as well, a double dose. Date of review: September 11, 2011
In short: Great scenery, hilly sections, some mud, and WINE In full: Scenery is great - not a race for PBs due to the hills. Minimal queues - great post race food (hog roast, as well as fruit, cakes, not forgetting the wine). Very friendly, in a beautiful area, what's not to like? Date of review: September 11, 2011
In short: I wasn't at my best today, but this race was great! In full: Many thanks to the organisers and marshalls, who all did a great job. The frequent water stations were well-stocked with sweets and wine, as well as water. Everything seemed to have thought of to make this a well supported and organised race. Date of review: September 11, 2011