In short: Marvellous scenery and challenging course In full: The organisation for this race was fantastic and a huge thanks goes to all the marshalls and helpers. The route was beautiful but would have benefited from a water station between miles 6 and 11 on such a hot day (I suffered massively here). Very challenging for newbies but well worth the effort and hard work. As a first time slow runner there were no jelly babies or cake left for me but that is possibly due to the record number of entrants this year. This is all incentive to run faster next time! Date of review: July 6, 2009
In short: a hot one, a long run In full: It's been said before, great organisation, lots of water stations, interesting and pretty course.
This was the longest i have ever ran, and those hills towards the end were challenging in the least. Thanks for the cakes (I only had 1 - a delicious sponge). Thanks to the marshals and the brass band Date of review: July 6, 2009
In short: Excellent marshalling/water/energy/sponge stations In full: This was great fantastic scenery, excellent marshalling with ample water/energy drink/sponge stations for the hot day. Hear the cakes were good but sadly none left for the later finishers and band had packed up. And come on runners don't spoil beauty of place by dropping gel wrappers/bottles/sponges miles from the stations or they may stop us running here. Date of review: July 6, 2009
In full: Great race. Lovely scenery and very challenging. Plently of drink stations and sponges. My Children (6 and 3) loved Tommy Tickle, the entertainer. Great family day out. Date of review: July 6, 2009
In short: One of the best races on the Calender In full: This is the second time i have run this race and i can say it is now firmly fixed as one of my favourites. It rivals the North Downs and the Eridge 10. It is a real challange with the testing hill section and the finnish is very tough. Like others have said it would be nice if the problem with the first sile could be sorted, but hay it is a great race well organised and the atmosphear at the end is fantastic. Date of review: July 6, 2009
In short: Great as ever ! In full: Really good race - have done it twice before, so decided to run it twice yesterday as its so good, with a lap before the official start. Loved the band and the cakes, it just gets better each year ! Date of review: July 6, 2009
In short: Immaculate marshalling In full: A huge thank you to the army of marshalls who populated the long and windy course and especially to the man with the much-needed hose! A terrific course that keeps you interested throughout although the hilly sections towards the end put my teeth on edge! Date of review: July 6, 2009