In short: Superbly organised race in beautiful countryside In full: An extremely well organised race in beautiful countryside with breathtaking views. The course was mapped out with pin-point accuracy, plenty of water stations and friendly marshalls giving encouragement which was needed in places when trying to tackle the steep hils. Overall, thoroughly enjoyable and thanks to Blackwater Valley Runners. Date of review: July 18, 2010
In short: Brilliant! In full: Superb event and is a hidden treasure amongst the beautiful woodland glades and panoramic views. Marshalls so helpful and kind thankyou! Will now have to come back! Date of review: July 18, 2010
In short: Great race, very friendly, amazing view and great route In full: Great, friendly start and finish area. Very well organised, lots of friendly supportive marshals out on the course. Great route and amazing scenery! Date of review: July 18, 2010
In short: Great race, I look forward to next year! In full: Thank you to everyone involved in the organisation of the Slog. This was my second year of running it and feel I definately benefitted from running it last year. I had some idea of when the long slow climbs were coming up and could prepare mentally for them. Even improved my time by all of 30 seconds! I was just pleased to go under 2 hours again for the course. I would agree with the 15% over normal half marathon time. If you enjoy cross country and a challenge, what are you waiting for? Come and sign up for the Slog. Date of review: July 23, 2009
In short: The best race in britain - cross countrys best kept secret. wheres the entry form for 2010 ? In full: this is a challenge not a race, done two years running and thought it would be easier this year - some hills I even forgot about!! great organisation, well done Blackwater Valley Runners. Date of review: July 22, 2009
In short: Friendly, tough but rewarding. In full: I really enjoyed the race and appreciate the work that obviously went into the organisation. Thanks to all the supporters on the course as well. The route was very well marked with only one point between 8-9 miles where an extra 'straight on' arrow would have prevented myself and a few others from taking a momentary wrong right turn. Thanks once again. Date of review: July 21, 2009
In short: Fantastic! In full: This was a great race and my first half marathon. I was a little concerned having read the reviews on here from last year about how hard this race is, but surprised myself by simply plodding along and not slowing up the hills.
The view was fantastic from the top and I plan to visit again to see it... rather than looking at the ground ahead!
I will be back next year to beat my time! Date of review: July 21, 2009