In short: If you like a tough, off-road challenge then this is your baby! In full: My 2nd visit to the mud and hills of the lovely Meon Valley. A wonderful day out and a superb event. The mud and hills were made all the more challenging for the addition of ice and slush! Excellent route-marking this year and the marshalls were superb. Thanks and congrats to all involved. Date of review: February 13, 2012
In short: Lordy lordy, my legs hurt In full: Errm, who decided to arrange for a bunch of masochists to run around a super long tough course in the icy grip of winter for the name of 'fun'?! But what fun it is! Great course, not too tough but certainly no slouch, the difficulty came from the length rather than the hills (altho they are not to be sneezed at!). Friendly marshalls, excellent snacks, super views, free tea and stuff at the end, and everyone had a smile on their faces. Got back home, roast on, claret opened, and a warm glow all over. This is what Britain is all about in the winter, a good mix of eccentric running and some rewards afterwards. Get involved!
Thanks for such a great run Date of review: February 12, 2012
In short: I love this event, it is never the same, nature sees to that! In full: This year changes were forced apon the organisers, but it made no difference to them. They did a fantastic job yet again. I have done this event 8 times in the last 9 years and the weather is always "interesting" to say the least. Today was bittterly cold at the start and the ground was hard. As the temperture camp up it became slippery and muddy, it was great. Thank you again to Portsmouth Joggers for one of the best runs of the year. Today a special thanks to all the marshals rtc who braved the cold so that i could run. I will be back as this race really takes some beating. Date of review: February 12, 2012
In short: Tough but enjoyable In full: Great route, very challenging terrain, nice views if the weather is good, fantastic and cheerful marshalls, lots of lovely bits of food at the water stations and free tea and cake for after the race! What's not to like? Date of review: February 12, 2012