In short: Well organised event In full: Lovely weather helped make this a great run around rural Kent lanes. Some tough hills to test you with some great downhills too! Very well organised, great marshalling and regular aid stations with gels, mars, jellybabies, coke, marshmallows, jaffa cakes - plenty to choose from! The burger van at the finish was doing good business and meant people were hanging around for a while to cheer other runners in which added to the very sociable atmosphere. Would definitely come back another year. The only thing I would say is that the medal wasn't anything special for the entry fee - personally I'd rather pay #30 and get a nice custom made medal than pay #25 and get a generic one - not really a criticism - more a suggestion! Please pass on my thanks and appreciation to all the volunteers involved - we couldn't do these races without you! Date of review: November 18, 2012
In full: What an awesome event the full marathon was !! Only decided on Friday to do it and am so happy I did. Very surprised at just how lovely the scenery was...just the bits by the road were abit grim but short lived. I loved it...i loved the extra bits at the water stations...marshmallows, choccie bars and coca cola !! That was a lovely extra special touch. Some gorgeous country lanes en route with very little traffic. A couple of monster hills but so what...what goes up must come down. A brilliant event and one to put in your diary for next year but also fab weather helped. Date of review: November 18, 2012
In short: Half was a lovely challenging low key race In full: The half runs through nice countryside throughout. There is one hefty hill at 3 miles that had a few walking despite it being so early on in the race. After that there were great views and a nice descent.
Not a large field but enough people to try to chase down.
Organisation was smooth, the venue is very good and finish times were available within moments the end. Would recommend
In short: Good Race and enjoyed it . In full: Good Scenery and met some very interesting and inspiratrional people who do this distance on a weekly basis.The weather was excellent ,and the course difficult in places. Was hoping for just under 4 hours but happy with 4 hours 18 minutes, all things considered.
In short: Beautiful scenery even along the A20. Unseasonal warm weather was a big + In full: Comfortably undulating after the first climb up the downs around mile 4(?). Beautiful quiet and scenic lanes esp. in the glorious sunshine....but even cold and wet it would have still been a pleasant route. Water/feed stations/marshalls were great. A top event. Date of review: November 14, 2011
In short: Great fun with some lumpy bits In full: This race was moved from March to November but was still great fun, lumpy route was challenging at times but enough aid stations along the route. Date of review: November 13, 2011
In short: slightly "curates egg" sort of race, very good in parts, but alongside A20 bit more offish In full: On the plus side, great venue, good organisation, parts of the course very pleasant(I only did the half, so can't comment on the full marathon), plenty of drinks stations, but just didn't like the bits alongside the A20. Not the sort of road I normally run, I thought from the pre race pix some of it might be trails or trax, but not really the case.
Still, my initial impression was might not come back, but, on reflection, was a small race with lots of charm, mainly down to the venue/organisation, so may well run again! Date of review: November 13, 2011