In short: Brutal but still buzzing! In full: Wow, crossing the line at the B15 was one of my most proudest moments! Like soldiers in battle anyone who was there will just know what we ran through, hailed as tougher than a marathon, if you do this you're hardcore! Date of review: January 22, 2014
In short: Epic race with killer finish In full: What a great race! Excellent organization, fantastic marshals, challenging but fun coursse. It was my second B15, this time in completely different conditions to last year's snow, but I loved every mile. Just the right mix of terrain, lots of mud, tough hills, and a few flat sections to catch a breather (or overtake a few runners in front:-)). Be warned, the last mile is a killer, constant climb, some of it in slippery mud. Definitely a firm fixture in my yearly racing calendar! Date of review: January 21, 2014
In short: An amazing challenge! Well worth it! In full: I have seldom found crossing a finish line so satisfying! This race was an incredible challenge with lots of tough hills, a final mile that had to be experienced to be believed and more mud than I thought was possible!
Organisation seemed very good, excellent marshaling and drink stations round the course and a really nice finisher t-shirt.
It's probably the hardest race I've ever tried...and I can't wait to try it again next year! Date of review: January 21, 2014
In short: Mud made in heaven or hell!??? In full: I ran the Benfleet 15 last year in the snow and this year was a lot harder, not only the mud which was slippery and lots; but the course was a real eye opener. Running up that final hill to the finish marker near killed me. But, what a trulu fanstastic way to spend a Sunday morning with like minded other nutters who enjoy a bit of self punishment. Benfleet running club proved again what a nice bunch of people they are, their marshalls are superstars and with words of encouragement or just mickey taking gets you around the course.
I will be back next year for sure. The t-shirt is an hourour to wear and the cakes and the very nice ladies serving the cakes were even better.
Well done all involved. Date of review: January 21, 2014
In short: Muddy Good Fun In full: very nice course very muddy but that is beyond anyone's control would love to do this race again. To read my full race review check out http://www.readysteadyrun.co.uk/race-reports/benfleet-15-2014/ Date of review: January 20, 2014
In short: Brilliant, unforgiving but fabulous run!! In full: Gorgeous mix of scenery and countryside. Excellent race to test you to the limits with a fun and chilled out atmosphere. Good parking (got there 30 mins before). Nice race Tshirt. Thoroughly enjoyed thank you so much! :-) Date of review: January 20, 2014
In short: Mud glorious mud In full: My skin should look 10 years younger with all that mud. Note to self though, get some trail shoes with studs on, I was like bambi on ice more than a few times. My third time, first year it was the ferocious wind, last year the snow, this year some new hills and more mud than I've ever seen! I'll be back just to see what they can throw at us next year! Terrifically well organised as ever. Date of review: January 20, 2014