In short: Simply the best In full: Ive run in more than 500 races and this was my 5th North Downs since 1996. It is in my opinion without doubt the most gorgeous, well organised event on the running calendar bar none! True, it is tough, the hills, steps, rutted ground is a killer on the legs but just to finish really means something. Will i be back? without a doubt! Date of review: June 23, 2014
In short: A must race in your calendar In full: Fantastic day out in the warm sunshine over a some very undulating terrain. Train hard for the hills (especially the steep downhill sections!). Stunning scenery. A very well organised, super friendly club run event that puts a lot of larger events to shame. Cakes at the end were magnificent. Huge thanks to everyone involved in putting it on. Be back next year for sure! Date of review: June 23, 2014
In short: Wonderful race, magnificent scenery, friendly encouraging marshals. Do it! In full: A tough race made harder by the heat at 26degrees it was hard. Held up at the beginning by slower runners on the single file parts of the track. The scenery was glorious until you realised that you would have to climb that lovely hill in the distance. A very-well organised race with frequent and encouraging marshals. Date of review: June 23, 2014
In short: Bloody hilly In full: 3rd time running this race as a member of Harvel Hash House Harriers have experienced it from the marshalling side too and it is very well organised. Always a very arduous race but the cakes at the finish alone are worth it! This year again a fantastic race they even ordered sunshine in! Top work I&I Harriers. See u next year. Date of review: June 22, 2014
In short: Well organised and very friendly. In full: What a race, hard, challenging, but runs like clockwork. Really well marked out course with lovely Marshall's, ultra helpful and supporting. Great goody bags and tee shirts. Water stations were regular which was much appreciated on a hot day. Even the locals were out with their hoses to cool the runners down. Loved the sponges supplied as well. Date of review: June 22, 2014
In short: Everything is awesome In full: superb event. Well done for putting on such a brilliant event. Challenging course, particularly in the heat, but the support en route was excellent with plenty of water and jelly babies, and even the occasional shower. More than happy with the medal, t shirt and bag. Felt pampered at the finish with the friendly handshake, coffee and cakes and loads of fruit. Nobody puts on a race like a good running club.
In short: #EPIC In full: 2nd year of doing this race I love it yes it is tough but the amazing scenery the epic organisation it is by far best race in Kent and possibly the UK seriously enter it ur love it well done istead what an incredible race lovely touches with free cake tea coffee goodie bag medal and tee shirt :-) Date of review: June 22, 2014
In short: Outstandingly positive and friendly marshals kept us going, delicious cakes at the end, smooth organisation , beautiful scenery, quite tough, excellent water and sponge stations to keep cool Date of review: June 22, 2014
In short: Deserving of its reputation In full: I'm no stranger to hilly trail runs and I was aware of the comments regarding the difficulty of this course, but this was still a toughie in the blazing heat.
This event is well organised, the atmosphere is great, the marshalls were fab and the music, tea and cakes at the end just add to the incredible charm of this run.
If you keep your head up some of the scenery on this route will make your jaw drop. This is a special one. Date of review: June 22, 2014