In short: Hills , hills & more hills !! In full: Fantastic run !! Very tough , relentless hills ,But incredible views ! Lots of water & jellie babies . I would have liked more mile markers as I easily lose track ! Plenty of support from all the walkers up in the Downs ! Beware the crazy mountain bikers !! The weather was a lovely surprise & caused sunburn !! Hope to be back to run again next year ! Date of review: May 6, 2013
In short: AMAZING! In full: I can't recommend this race strongly enough. The hills are tough and there are lots of them, but the scenery is stunning, the fellow competitors are friendly, it's incredibly well organised and there are jelly babies and cake at all the water stations. Need I say more! A massive thank you to all the marshalls and the organisers for a brilliant day of running! Date of review: May 6, 2013
In short: Great run with a few organisational problems In full: On the positive side, this is a really nice and challenging route with lots of hills and gorgeous views. Well signposted and friendly marshalls around the route too. Weather this year was perfect. A medal, drinks and a free massage were available at the end. Results were up by 5pm which were chip timed.
A couple of organisational issues though. They had no record of my, and a number of others, entry which meant having to go back and forwards to the car twice in the next field to retrieve and take back my phone to show the organisers my confirmation email to prove I'd paid and then had to fill in a form all over again. Luckily I'd got there early or I would have missed the start. Also there was no proper marshalling of cars on the short stretch of road near the finish line, I had a car pull out right in front of me which I ran into the back of and it then blocked the entrance into the finish field.
In short: One of the best race i have ever run.. In full: where can i start? from the start to the finish it is a great race. well organized. hard route with lots of hills, view is breathtaking. water stations in every couple of miles with jellies cakes bananas juice etc. weather was quite warm and sunny, got a good tan. i would love to run this route in cold, rainy day though. definitely coming next year. medal at the end, cakes, bananas, sweet etc and free massage. i can clearly say this race is the one not the miss. Date of review: May 6, 2013
In short: great experience , great views but nhard work but rewarding In full: second time did this race and very hard as all hilly either up or down there is no flat running at all , but 2012 was a wet one and the mud was thick and water everywhere , we all got covered in thick mud but with smily faces Date of review: May 16, 2012
In short: A brilliant race- much enjoyed! In full: A drizzly cold day, so many thanks to all the marshalls, standing out in it, and remaining cheery, a great atmosphere, and very friendly. Loved the course route, recommend doing this one. Excellant organisation, everything well thought out, and ran smoothly. Even toilet paper was being replaced in the porta loo's before it ran out. Very rare at run events, to think of small details. Nice medal momento, and huge supply of cakes to re- fuel on at the end. Thank you organisers.
In short: Cold, wet, muddy and hilly. What more could you want?? In full: My first 3FM. Absolutely loved it. Cold, wet, heaps of mud and loads of fun. A challenging, hilly course, but glorious scenery. The extra mile is a really nice touch. Note to self, trail shoes are good when running a trail run! The marshals were fantastic - anyone that sits for hours at the top of a hill in cold, wet weather deserves a big thank you. Great feed stations with cake and jelly babies kept me going. This is easily one of my favourite races and I'll definitely be back next year. Date of review: May 9, 2012
In short: Tough, but good fun In full: Some tough rutted tracks, and heaps of mud. This is a hilly course, with little on the flat. A great sense of achievement on finishing. Thanks to the organisers and marshals for a great day out Date of review: May 9, 2012
In short: Superb day out on the South Downs In full: Top race, well organised, great water / feed stations, tough hills, loads of mud. Def be back again!!! Well done to all involved. Date of review: May 9, 2012