In short: Hardest event i've ever done In full: Great event very tough on the legs, Killer slopes after the rain & those steps make the Grizzly & Beast steps look flat. Thanks to all the marshals for a great day you did a great job. Date of review: June 24, 2007
In short: "Britain's Hardest Marathon" certainly lived up to it's name. In full: Tougher than expected and I experienced a step-up in difficult from the previous level provided by Three Forts/Beachy Head/South Downs Marathon.
There was little opportunity to get into a rhythm as the ascents and descents appeared with worrying regularity, and we won't mention the Steps!! Is that where Led Zeppelin got the idea for "Stairway to Heaven"?
To the offroad runner, this is the mother of all marathon challenges, and the sheer difficulty was softened by the fantasic scenery, the kind weather (showers and reasonably cool temperature, the great camarderie betwwen the marathon runners (we were in it together) and the half marathoner when they joined the route (encouragement accompanied by startled looks at us nutcases), and the officials ans marshals. A very special day.
One slight concern was the uncertainty caused by some of the direction markers. With tiredness it was quite easy to miss a turn but that can be easily rectified.
In short: That was tough In full: If you are looking for a marathon with a bit of spice, this is the one, there are hills, I mean HILLS, steps and a touch of thunder.Water stations every 2 miles which was great, if im mad, il be back. Date of review: June 23, 2007
In short: A killer of a race.. But so worth it In full: Excellent race.. .Only problem was my legs at the end. Enjoyed every minute. I wasn;t in the "Under 5 hours" gang but still felt very positive all the way though.
I'd do it again at the drop of a hat and the Glass Orniment was excellent. Well done Date of review: June 23, 2007
In short: Very hard, legs absolutley trashed for days In full: Punishing hills and narrow paths, Great atmosphere amongst runners. One you'll remember for a long time - a seasons highlight Date of review: July 13, 2005