In short: Great feedback from runners at the finish In full: As a injured runner at the moment after ankle surgery, my wife and I decided we would help out at his event. We helped at registration, marshalling, handing out chocolate bars for the junior race and then cutting up fruit for the main race. We were thanked by everyone, everyone had a smile on their face, and hearing runners say how good/tough/hilly etc the course was they did seem to think they will be back next year......so we think we will have to run next year instead of helping out? Well done all runners, marshalls etc a great day had! :0) Date of review: July 14, 2014
In short: excellent day ! In full: Excellent in all respects, tough-ish scenic course, perfect organisation, tremendous marshalling, great spirit between runners, lovely t-shirt/drinks/beer/fruit at end ..what more can say ! Date of review: July 14, 2014
In short: Hot and hilly, but well worth it! In full: After only discovering the race a few days before I was pleased when I found out I could sign up on the day, this was a smooth, quick process as was all the organization on the day.
The course is tough, it's very hilly, although there are some nice flat bits in between. Mostly trail/offroad other than the first few miles. Stunning views, and fab course.
Marshals and everyone involved in the event are fabulous. Loved the t-shirt, and the beer, and the fruit platter at the end was perfect!
Will be back in the future for sure! Date of review: July 14, 2014
In short: Hills, hills and more hills In full: An excellent race with a good vibe and great organisation. Not one for a pb though! The hills (and humidity this year) made for a long slog through the middle of the race. I went from pb chasing to attempting a respectable time to finishing as best I could very quickly! The badger t-shirt you get at the end is a cool and unique bit of kit! Date of review: July 14, 2014
In short: Tough, challenging and well organised half In full: Another well organised friendly race from Events to Live. Being in the shadow of Box Hill it was never going to be pancake flat and true enough the course provided a challenge.
Thanks to the marshalls for the motivation along the more challenging parts.
Forget about rip offs such as the British 10k and add this to race to add to your July race calender. Date of review: July 14, 2014
In short: Slow, slow, quick quick slow In full: Didn't see any badgers on the course but did think the course was more of a foxtrot of slow, slow, quick quick slow, with the fabulous mix of lung busting climbs through hills and twisting paths in the woods to the long speedy paths.
Fantastic atmosphere and organisation, with Denbies and the Surrey Hills making the perfect backdrop. Superb course marking and marshalling over a very twisty and clever course. Brilliant camaraderie and a great morning all round.
I must echo what Rob says about the noise polluters and it is such a shame when ETL went to great lengths in all their instructions to explain the rules and the reasons why as well. However, none of this detracts from a fabulous event and thanks to Alan, Nicky and all the RTL team. Date of review: July 14, 2014
In short: WOW - Simply GREAT! In full: My very first attempt at the 'Badger' and well worth the 2 1/2 hour journey down south. The organisation was superb, so were the many, ever so friendly & encouraging helpers at the start, en route and at the finish. A super t-shirt, plus a bottle of fine Ale - all in all a superb event! Loved the many hills, the gorgeous scenery, especially the woodlands. No doubt that I will return, to do it all again - can't wait! Well done everyone for giving us such an enjoyable event! Date of review: July 14, 2014
In short: Scenic, interesting course with some killer hills and tough surfaces, but great fun In full: Organisation was good. Directions to car park from marshals very clear and easy to park close to the start of the race.
Registering on the day was very straightforward.
Lack of toilets was very frustrating. Quite a few runners having to run into the bushes just before the start. Aside from this organisation was very good.
Marshalls were all very encouraging and gave clear directions. Signage was good in general, but there were one or two places where it was pretty obvious, but just not 100% clear (for a paranoid runner who has taken a wrong turn in the past) which direction to turn.
Plenty of water stops along the way and gels being given out.
Very few non-runners out on the course, who all seemed very friendly and made an effort to make way.
The course was scenic and hilly, with some steep bits in places and some long downhill sections. As a guide pace dropped to 10min/mile+ on some uphills and down to 5min/mile on some downhill sections.
Lots of tree roots and gravel in places which was fun rather than annoying. A nice long downhill section on a good surface for the second-to-last mile and the last mile pretty much flat so a good course for a fast finish.
There was plenty of water and orange and blackcurrant squash at the finish. Also sliced oranges, pineapples and watermelons which were lovely. Decent technical t-shirt and a bottle of beer.
Friendly atmosphere and I plan to do it again next year. Date of review: July 13, 2014