In short: Absolutely fantastic atmosphere, brilliant organisation, totally awesome race In full: There aren't enough superlatives to describe this whole event. My thanks go out to Dr Rob and his team for organising such a fantastic race, to all the marshals for a wonderful job well done and to all my fellow runners for their encouragement around the course. It may be the hardest and most exhausting race I've ever done but the feeling of elation at having done it is the best ever. Add on top of all that supporting a worthy cause, the great polo top, the medal, the certificate, the CD, the bag, the food (I wish I'd been physically capable of eating more than a few bites) and it all adds up to one of the best races ever. Date of review: June 26, 2006
In short: Superb day, looking forward to next year. In full: One of the highs of my running career. Don't be put off by the hills and it's tough image. It's a bit of a softee really in that a lot of the hills are so steep that noone can run them in either direction. Having said that you need to have done some hill training to stop yourself grinding to a halt, and my legs are jolly sore today! Date of review: June 26, 2006
In short: A race with every aspect - atmosphere, challenge & reward In full: Superb organisation, very helpful crew and great marshalling. Plenty of encouragement from the marshals on a course were you need every bit of support to see you round allegedly Britain’s hardest 1/2 marathon. The course challenges you without respite. This is not a hilly course this is the finest challenge that Box Hill offers. Dr Rob has created one of the best races I have competed in. Despite the pain I’ll be back… The atmosphere is excellent and I found a friendly bunch. It was hotter than last year to give added dimension to the challenge. The goody back the best around and now we have a sneak preview into Dr Rob’s DJ skills – good album (must be because we are of similar ages!). Looking forward to returning next year, already! Not for the faint hearted.
In short: The best race in the world! In full: This really is the best race ever. It was my second time running it - and it was as good as the first, if not better. The organisation was superb, the marshalls so encouraging, and the value for money fantastic. Where else could you get a medal and a t-shirt and a bag and a CD and a picnic at the end too for such a reasonable entry fee? The snowmen on the hillside were a wonderful finishing touch :-) Well done Dr Rob, this really is a gem! Date of review: June 25, 2006
In short: Dr Rob - you are a star! another fantastic race In full: It remains as hard as I recall from the past two years, however, as a race it is up their with my favorite ever, certainly my favorite to finish!!! Great atmos and value for money, I never go to a race expecting anything other than a number but with a goodie bag to die for (top quality shirt) and the best cake ever it is great value. I will be back next year for sure... Thanks Dr Rob - you the man Date of review: June 25, 2006