In short: Winter wonderland In full: It was like a postcard, snow, castles and Pom Pom waving cheerleader ;-) a good run, loved the advice on The B15 Facebook page to "man up" a very well organised and superbly marshalled (Pom Pom waving cheerleader) race, and the cake was great too, wasn't that keen on the T-Shirt (bit boring really) but no other complaints whatsoever Date of review: January 22, 2013
In short: Amazing race - made even more special with the conditions of snow In full: I could not ask for a better race. Never ran the challenging course before, so was a little wary, but add snow - I was terrified. However, all this did was force a great feeling of comradeship between the runners - which I have to say was second to no other race ever!
The marshals who bravely stood out in the snow cheering us on as a credit the club, and a lot of clubs could learn a thing or too by following Benfleet RC's lead. Date of review: January 22, 2013
In short: Brilliant race! In full: Fantastic first race of the year! Good route, challenging, with varied terrain and some really stunning views. Can't give enough praise to this year's marshals, encouraging, friendly and helpful despite difficult weather conditions (snow and freezing temperatures). Also nice finishers t-shirt. Not to mention post-race log fire in the 'Roundhouse'. Great event overall! Date of review: January 22, 2013
In short: The best yet! In full: Where to start? A new course, the most extreme weather and the best marshals I've ever come across. They were awe-inspiring and helped keep spirits up. A special mention to the marshal at mile 11 (ish) - "pom poms" plus Jelly Babies and Mars Bars - who was bright and cheery despite the minus temperatures and horizontal sleet/snow coming down. Well done BRC Date of review: January 21, 2013
In short: Superbly organised in atrocious conditions. When other races were cancelled due to the weather, Benfleet stayed calm and caried on! In full: Really friendly. The snow came down but the race went ahead. All the Benfleet RC people were so friendly and helpful. Date of review: January 21, 2013
In short: Full of spirit but challenging conditions In full: Despite the snow making the course tricky and unique, the scenery was outstanding as were the marshalls high spirits for the day. Hats off to the marshalls for standing out in it for hours on end. Very well organised and a great sense of acheivement Date of review: January 21, 2013