In short: carlsberg dont do races but if they did this would be it .. In full: a tough race with a feel good factor, dr rob and his team yet again put on a fantastic race ! if i could only do one race this year this would be it, a great course although a bit hilly !! top marshalls very friendly and encouraging. i have never come away from a race with so much... i felt great the atmosphere was fantastic and to top it all the t-shirt, medal, paperweight were superb, and the cooked breakfast was a lovely touch and it was nice to chat with fellow runners. having done many of robs races (several times) how can one man find so many hills ??? will be back in june for the munro.thanks again to rob and his team. Date of review: March 8, 2010
In short: A truly memorable race that is quite tough enough! In full: A great course, wonderful atmosphere and the friendliest organisation you will ever come across. If you ever wondered what running up and down Tower 42 (NatWest Tower)three times while running 13 miles felt like - this is your chance to find out! Date of review: March 8, 2010
In short: What a great race, tough but fair! In full: Who could ask for more - sunshine, stunning views, not too much mud, a few hills to challenge and a great goodie bag at the end!! The cooked breakfast is a nice touch and keeps people together rather than everyone jumping in cars and disappearing.
Well done to all involved, keep up the good work. See you next year.
P.S. Get there in time to watch the wife carrying, it's fantastic!! Date of review: March 8, 2010
In short: One of the best runs out there In full: Obviously organised by a runner with passion - collect number on day no problem, tea and coffee provided post race, and race on time, nice start at 11am too, why always earlier? Perfect post race goodies, t-shirt that fits, carrot!, medal, paper-weight and also a free English breakfast - some people seemed to miss it as were getting into cars and I was one of the 5 first people in there, certainly a race to do again. Date of review: March 7, 2010
In short: A great race. It's hard but there aren't that many sections where I have to walk (unlike say the Knacker Cracker), which is ideal. In full: It's overwhelmingly uphill on the way there and downhill on the way back but there are pockets of the opposite gradient. The climb up to the temple at the end is really really tough. The organisation was good with plenty of food/water stations. There weren't many marshalls but the course was clearly marked thoughout. Finally the goodie bag and breakfast were nice extras and I got a baseball cap thrown in by Dr Robert as well. I'll be back next year for certain. Date of review: March 7, 2010
In short: Ow. Ow Ow Ow Ow Ow! In full: Tough route, without being suicidal. Well-marshalled, well-run water stations, fantastic goodie bag, plus a full fry-up and the opportunity for a post-race swim. Wonderful job!
The atmosphere at Leith Hill Tower is something else: dog-walkers, bikers and fellow joggers all stopping to cheer you on as you go through.
One of these years, the 12Â½ mile hill WILL be conquered... Date of review: March 7, 2010
In short: The best part of the day is the post race (and swim) glow as you took into the brekkie. In full: Previous particpants had scored this race hightly, and i can fully understand why. The course was tough, but the achievment of finsihing the course more than made up for it. See you next year. Date of review: March 7, 2010