In short: Tough and challenging race with some amazing views and well organised. In full: Lots of water stations, with plenty of drinks and nibbles along the way. Surprisingly amount of support out on the course from walkers etc including a teenage cheer squad at one stage! There were a couple of points (especially on the way back) where the route marking was a bit vague and also at a couple of the marshal stations. But in fairness they were trying to provide refreshments etc so can be forgiven. Overall a great race which I would probably do again and would definitely recommend, although not for the faint hearted!
In short: Tough but amazing British countryside scenery! In full: This was a torture run! It was not as tough as Trionium Midsummer Muro (half marathon) at Box Hill but as this race was a full marathon, it was brutal. There were quite a few ultra marathon runners in the race. They were all wearing the ultra marathon 'finisher' t-shirts. Basically, this race is pretty much for the hardcore runners. Because the race was a full marathon and brutal, it is so far the most rewarding race I have ever done! The feeling I got after crossing the finish line was awesome! If you want a real 'challenge', this is it! Oh... I wish they had non sweet foot at the water stations. I got sick from eating too much sweet stuff. Maybe some crisps or pretzels? Date of review: September 14, 2015
In short: Why do a boring road half marathon? In full: Well organised race with a fab medal and t shirt. Lovely course - lots of hills, a variety of different terrains to try your hand at, friendly fellow runners and the most amazing array of cakes I have ever seen grace a finish line. Date of review: September 13, 2015
In short: Great off-road race that is well organised. In full: Great trail marathon in S England. Definitely not the toughest in the South, but a big extra challenge for those used to flat roads. Note: there are styles and gates, some of it is single track and impossible to overtake so don't enter with a set time in mind as this adds minutes to the course. uJst enjoy the run through the beautiful Surrey Hills and the great views. Date of review: September 13, 2015
In short: A tough Marathon In full: This was one of the best organised and marshalled race. There were plenty of marshalls and water stops along the way. I found this marathon very tough as it is very hilly and sandy. There are a lot of narrow paths with nettles and thorns on both sides. There are some very steep down routes and having personally fallen, care is needed. Date of review: October 14, 2014
In short: Super friendly, amazing scenery (but with some killer hills) In full: This was my first marathon and I felt really welcomed. There were loads of marshalls, all very friendly and encouraging. Plenty of water stations. The route was super hilly and I thought I had trained on some big hills, but nothing like these. I didn't think I'd have to walk up them but I did. Some were so steep there were steps cut into the side of them and there were also a lot of styles to climb over towards the end. I found all the runners really friendly too. It was easy to chat to people as you were going. I have no idea how anyone could actually run all the way round! But looking at the results afterwards people completed it just outside 3 hours!! It's definitely more about the experience than setting a PB. I found it a wonderful experience and more tough than I imagined, but more enjoyable too. I would recommend it to any countryside lover. Date of review: October 6, 2014
In short: Lovely race do it every year great organisation friendly marshals and scenic route In full: Well done for another great race I'll be back once again can't miss this one :-) Date of review: September 29, 2014
In short: Very well organised, excellent marshaling and generous refreshment stalls. Good variety of surfaces to run on and though hilly, hills small and manageable, my Garmin stated total ascent was 569m Date of review: September 27, 2014