In short: An excellent muti terrain race with great support along the way. In full: A superb effort by Benfleet to get the race on and the marshalls for standing around for hours in the snow today. It would have been easy to have called it off but full credit and what an experience. Many thanks again. Date of review: January 20, 2013
In short: Amazing..... In full: Can't thanks the organisers enough for allowing the race to go ahead despite the snowy conditions. The marshalls were absolutely amazing,loads of them & every one of them smiling & with words of encouragement. First time I have completed this race but one of my all time favourites & will definitely do it again. Date of review: January 20, 2013
In short: Wot no mud? Have to do with the Wind instead... In full: 1st time at Benfleet 15... The cross country bits around the downs were great, the sea wall coming east to west very challenging, effort repaid with satisfaction at job well done.
Marshalls excellent, well stocked stations with goodies (mars bar, custard creams, jelly babies) and friendly racers.
Bit of a queue at one stile when we could've gone through a gate (which some/most people did), but next stile resulted in correct & proper british queuing at it's finest.
If you found a wedding ring, let me know. Date of review: January 23, 2012
In short: tough going but great fun In full: Hardly any mud this year,so much easier going on the Downs. However, the headwind on the long open stretches to Canvey Island more than compensated and the new up hill finish was just cruel. Great value, faultless organisation despite the enforced changes to course and race HQ and lots of very welcome encouragement from the marshals all the way round - I'll be back again next year. Date of review: January 23, 2012
In short: Tough course, Tough Head-Wind. In full: My 1st time at the event and had heard a few noises that the change in start/finish may not work so well but no worries on the day, well done Benfleet a great event. Tough course and headwind back to Benfleet was quite something. Thought doing the 1mile fun run with my daughter would be a good warm up, on reflection should have saved my legs! Date of review: January 23, 2012