In short: First ever ultra- OMG 33miles! But what a superb introduction to this type of race. Brilliant!! In full: Lovely course, lovely weather, lovely people, lovely post run food and lovely mug at the end. Not much else I can say- well done to everyone! Date of review: May 13, 2012
In short: Excellent Race In full: (20 Mile Challenge) First time at this event; really enjoyed it. The conditions underfoot were challenging given all the rain this month and there are quite a lot of hills. The reward of the hills is the fabulous views from the top of the Downs. Great marshalls and helpers, nice momento, meal at the finish, what more could you want. Date of review: May 12, 2012
In short: Superb race In full: Did the 20 (19) miler, Will be back for the 33. Left OS map in work but no panic as well signposted and never had to refer to route notes (Would recommend taking them though in case livestock eat direction arrows) Excellent facilities at HQ, Well marshalled & well stocked checkpoints. Very scenic. Post race food very much appreciated & an original proper local pottery made mug as a momento Date of review: May 17, 2011
In short: A beautiful scenic well organised event. In full: My second year of entering this event.(33 miles). For me it is very challenging and there is a great sense of achievement in finishing. The outstanding views, superb organisation, supportive and caring marshals make it a special day. The instructions are easy to understand and accurate and I was pleased that there were some compass bearings included. I ran with two other members of my club (who ran with me last year)and our goal was to finish within the official finish time. We finished in 7hrs 45 mins which was an hour and a half faster than last year so we were very pleased with ourselves and also for the organisers who kindly waited for us at the finish last year. (We didn't take a picnic with us last year! - we just learnt from our experience). Thanks also to four of our club supporters who gave encouragement not only to ourselves but also to all the other runners.
In short: A great introduction to the Ultra distance In full: My sort of event. Organised by runners so everything was spot-on. Choice of distance, comprehensive and easy to following written route instruction (with plenty of direction markers to give reassurance), sublime and varied scenery in an unspoilt part of the country, eight well stocked and enthusiastically manned check-points/feed stations, friendly runners and supportors (there was one couple who appeared at numerous parts of the course supporting someone that must have been supporting a runner close behind me, and seemed to adopt me and the others in our group, and their support helped me to get to the finish when I started to struggle), and a welcoming finish. Lovely earthenware mug as souvenir, and a hearty post-race meal/with tea/coffee made on request. A perfect way to relax, refuel and chat to your fellow runners about what a great day we had.
Thanks to MRC, and I'll be back again next year. Date of review: May 16, 2011
In short: A superb race, so well organised, very friendly people everywhere! In full: This club always do a fantastic job, other clubs could learn from the MRC - well done guys will be back next year - PS Every runner should run this race! Date of review: May 16, 2011