In short: Just superb! In full: Can't believe one review said this wasn't value for money. We got wine at 7 water stations plus food and drink at each one, a top tech t shirt, a pretty top medal, great Marshall's, superb organisation, a great atmosphere, a hog roast and glass of wine incl in cost plus amazing views off the North Downs Way (climb up was flipping tough though) and what a brilliant downhill finish. Some people should get lives! Date of review: September 16, 2015
In short: brilliant friendly, challenging, v expensive race In full: brilliant race - amazingly mixed field of runners. Don't think I have ever seen so many runners in fancy dress!! Downside - really really expensive: advertised as £43 but that is before VAT & shipping is added so a total of £47. They kept adding bits on like easy jet! Can't imagine what shipping is as nothing arrives in the post. Do emails need shipping??? The medal at the end is super duper-impressive but the tshirt far too large to be of use. Think the small size is for a small man definately not for a small female runner & would guess baggy on a medium woman. Shame - looks a great tech tshirt but not fitting added to my sense of a truely expensive run. That said, hog roast was good Is it a run worth doing? definately Was the run worth nearly £50? absolutely not.
In short: Brilliant Day In full: 4th time of running this.Best race of the year- fantastic organization,good wine every 2 miles and a brilliant down hill last mile. Marshalls excellent and friendly. Everyone was smiling and the post race atmosphere is brilliant. Well done ETL. Date of review: September 16, 2015
In short: Best. Race. Ever. In full: My second half marathon, and my partner's first. We hadn't trained as much as we should have (thank you school holidays!!) and were dreading the "undulations" but it was FAB! As previous posters have said, the scenery is spectacular. The marshals were so friendly and encouraging, the fancy dress costumes were hysterical (a pack of Blue Nuns, anyone?) but the best bit was certainly the frequent, and well stocked, wine stations! We had seven different wines to sample, with snacks, water, juice and Powergels at each station. Plus a loo at every one! There was live music, dancing, singing, laughing all around and everyone finished the race smiling. As a beginner, I'd say GO FOR IT - not once did I get the feeling that I couldn't go on, or hit the wall (although the sparkling wine may have had something to do with it!). It was a fun, fabulous day and I highly recommend it. Date of review: September 15, 2015
In short: Do it In full: Excellent event , very well organised and marshalled event . Beautiful scenery around the vineyards on a mix of road and trail with a few hilly bits . Fancy dress actively encouraged with the majority dressing up in some fantastic costumes . 7 ' refreshment ' stalls en route fully stocked with sweets, cakes, biscuits, gels, water and WINE! Live bands, wine and hog roast included in entrance fee with Tech T and medal. Plenty going on for spectators too plus the Denbies Wine Estate shop/ cafe. Thoroughly recommended - I'm up for next year ! Date of review: September 15, 2015
In short: DEFINITELY RETURNING BACK NEXT YEAR! In full: What a fantastic day out! Picturesque location, welcoming people, testing terrain and yummy wine - what more could you ask for? I am spreading the word and shall be back next year with friends. Thank you everyone for making this race so enjoyable! Date of review: September 15, 2015
In short: Best. Half. Marathon. Ever. In full: OK. to be clear, this is not the event for going for a PB. The race info says it is undulating. it is. CONSTANTLY. beautiful scenery. amazing water/wine stations. wonderful marshals. music. fancy dress. cameraderie. do it next year. but wait till after I've got my place OK? Date of review: September 15, 2015
In short: Worth getting a PW for In full: What can be said that hasn't already? The best atmosphere at any race I've encountered. So many entered into the spirit of the event with fancy dress. The parking, number pick up, bag storage all worked like clockwork. The pace was slowish to start but picked up as the field spread out. Not an easy course, steep in places and some long inclines but the views were stunning. Great long downhill to the finish. Great medal, tech t shirt, BBQ, more wine all included. Faults? We have to wait a year until the next one. Date of review: September 15, 2015