In short: In 364 days time I still expect to be on a high In full: And did those feet in New Year's time descend those dark satanic hills?Yea verily they did,but we all clambered back up again to the sunshine, time after time.And along the amazingly found breath to chat to those guilty of sharing our madness and innocent hikers.Apparently we only ran up one hill but we did it so many times from so many directions that there was always a different crowd of enthusiastic supportes waitng for us at the top. Entry fee's a pretty penny or two,but a lot goes to charity and I can't stop buzzing from the fun I had so it was money well spent. And tomato soup and butties at the end , quite rightly the sun shone brightly on this race. Don't believe anything you read about it being hilly.It's worse than printed word could ever conceive and yet more fun than could ever be imagined.The handicapped start makes for a party atmosphere with all levels crossing paths at all points round the devilish course.
In short: a great way to start the year. In full: my 2nd knacker cracker,forgot just how hard that first hill was !but once again had a great time and will be back for the 3rd time . just hope medal will be fitting for the hardest 10k race and not like this years ! try explaining it to the kids when you get home !!! Date of review: January 2, 2007
In short: Strength sapping, lung bursting, eye watering........ and oh the Savage Steps. Wonderful.. In full: You know you are alive (and quite possibly need reminding of this fact post nye celebrations) when you make it to the top of the last and most challenging acent of Box Hill - The Savage Steps. The descent to the line in one of the fastest and most pleasurable finishes I have expreienced.
I'll definitely be back for more next year. Date of review: January 2, 2007
In short: What a start to the New Year - blows the cobwebs away (and some!) In full: First time doing the race and wasn't nearly prepared enough! Hills, mud, steps and more of the same - says it all! However, will be back next year and will practise more hills in training beforehand!! Date of review: January 2, 2007