In short: Perfect! In full: From a runners point of view, a race just doesn't get better. Everything was spot on. The course is challenging certainly, but not stupidly so, just leave a bit in the tank for the last 5 miles. The whole day had a very relaxed feel to it, didn't want to leave! See you next year Wadhurst Runners. Date of review: July 5, 2011
In short: Perfect In full: Seamless organisation. Loved the free pre and post race massage! The cakes looked very tempting but I was unable to eat for some time afterwards! Date of review: July 4, 2011
In short: Very well organised In full: Good parking, toilets and plenty of refreshments. Marshall's were very supportive and the water stations well manned. Wet sponges and the hose helped keep me cool on a very warm day. I wouldn't say the hills tough. The cakes at the end helped with a sprint finish. Had a very nice day and impressed with it all. Date of review: July 4, 2011
In short: Beautiful course and great organisation - nice work! In full: A hot sunny day, but plenty of water on the way round - and in handy bottles so you can carry it with you. The sports drink and jelly babies were also welcome and much needed. I hadn't done the full 15 before and "enjoyed" the challenge of those big hills. A fab goody bag, plenty of water, free cakes and brass band make for a relaxed finish area - perfect for the end of the run. Date of review: July 4, 2011
In short: Excellent race, thank you. Would recommend and will return next year The entertainment laid on was brilliant, my 5 yr old daughter was in heaven - face painting and a magician. Perfect! In full: Great medal, proper goody bag, speedy results by email, delicious cakes, friendly marshals, lovely course (albeit challenging). Plenty of water stations. This is the standard other races should aspire to. Thank you to all involved. Date of review: July 4, 2011
In short: Brilliantly organised, great atmosphere, great scenery, challenging! In full: I agree with all the other comments - great organisation and marshalling; free cakes at the end were fab. Lovely route, with just the right amount of challenging hills - wouldn't want any more though! Fantastic atmosphere. My first time - I will be back. Date of review: July 4, 2011
In short: Brilliant race thoroughly enjoyed. In full: Hats of to the organisation of this race as they did a brilliant job. Marshalls very supportive and lots of drinks stations, sports drinks station and a special thanks to the marshalls with the jelly babies as they really did help with a sugar boost just when it was needed. The temperature made what was always going to be a tough race even tougher so thank you so much to all the guys out on the course providing water - it was well needed and I never ran out once. Date of review: July 4, 2011
In short: Excellent event all round In full: First time that I have actually done this one, having missed a couple of years through injury at the wrong time, and very pleased that I have done so. The race is surprisingly hard - the hills come at the end when you are already tired - but that just adds to the challenge and enjoyment.
The organisation is superb all round, from the start area to the plentiful and encouraging marshalls, well-placed drinks stations (with bottled water and lucozade) and a scenic and hard but very fair course. Best of all was the finish area, a scenic grassy field, with delicious free cake, a brass band playing and an excellent goody bag.
An excellent complement to the North Downs Run, just pleased that they are a couple of weeks apart so that I can do both as these excellent events both sum up why I am increasingly looking to do these trail runs rather than yet another road race. Date of review: July 4, 2011
In short: The 'benchmark' event! In full: A superb event again. A wonderful route which is challenging enough for serious runners to test themselves but not too tough for those just wanting to get round. Brilliant, friendly & encouraging marshalls (even directing you to the toilets at HQ!). Well stocked water stations just when you need them + Lucozade Sport, sponges, showers and Jelly Babies! Free cake at the end, brass band & superb goodie bag. First class organisation right from from the pre-race info, to having the full results in your inbox by the time you get home. My event of the year and will definitely be back next year. Date of review: July 4, 2011