In short: Muddy Marvelous!!! In full: Well, that was fun, great track and it puts races like the Hellrunner to shame as this was alot harder in the cross country section, Starts with a gentle few miles along the sea wall and then a short road section before you enter some very boggy fields and THEN you meet the mud and boy there is alot of mud, finished off with the last few miles near the sea wall again. The club organisers and marshalls are first rate and I will be back next year if a little more prepared. Thanks Date of review: January 24, 2010
In short: Great fun in the mud In full: Mud and water and falls. The real medieval mud is only for about 4-5km, but what a 4-5km! Clay mud sucking at you shoes, covering them with nice slippery clay, - great fun. Nice scenery to run through and the final 10k you can push for home.
In short: Very tough 15 mile offroad race, but very well organised In full: This was my first time here. Middle section is very hard - muddy and wet, and those without fell shoes struggled, slipped and fell over!! Good organisation and excellent t-shirt - but not enough loos for this size of entry. Date of review: January 24, 2010
In short: Muddier than ever, rivers and pools of water..Everything that makes Benfleet a special racee In full: Wow - hard 15 miles. Real multi terrain with some sea wall (although muddy in places. Little bits of road. And lots of mud across Downs. Think this was the muddiest yet and if not in trail shoes then struggled to get up a few slopes
Lots of falls in the mud and very testing for time of year - more a cross country race than anything else this year but thats partly due to all the water caused by recent snow and rain
Great organisation, nice finishers T shirt, lots of water stations and great marshalls.
This race is not a PB one its about getting round and enjoying the cammeraderie of other runners struggling in testing condition.