In short: It is what it says on the tin - the hardest half In full: One of Dr Robs hardest, non stop up and down. Joyful down slopes that they fiendishly make you turn around and run back up. As for the steps - when will my quads come back? But the organisation, marshalls and atmosphere were great even sandwiches and cake at the end, if you could eat them! If I ever recover I might try it again. Date of review: June 24, 2014
In short: Most challenging run I have ever done, but worth every drop of sweat! In full: This was my first ever official half marathon and only after I signed up did I read the little tag saying "Hardest in Britain". It most certainly lived up to it's tagline and I came in pretty close to my expected time. It was hard and tough and a few times I had to mentally adjust to keep going, but the excellent camaraderie between all the runners, the helpful encouragement from the marshals and the enormous sense of achievement from completing the run will stay with me forever. And scarily, I will do it again next year! Thank you so much to Rob for organising an amazing race. Date of review: June 24, 2014
In short: fantastic well organised and thought out race with great value for money ! In full: very tough not one for the beginner but a great day and atmosphere very well marshalled and organised , brilliant value for your cash cracking t shirt and medal and anice glass to put that well earned pint in ! will def be coming back ! Date of review: June 24, 2014
In short: Britians Hardest Half, never disappoints, amazing race! In full: I've run this three times now, every year I'm suprised again at just how hard it is, and every year I'm back for more. Organisation is spot on, post race goodies are great, runners and marshalls are friendly and supportive. Terrain is plenty hard, definitely not a PB race, but one you need to do all the same, if you like your runs hilly and challenging, this is the way to go. Date of review: June 24, 2014
In short: Challenging yet rewarding In full: The setting,the camaraderie and the run itself was a wonderful experience .Unlike a road race you are not continuously checking your pace,it's not that sort of event.
I will definitely be back again next year. Date of review: June 24, 2014
In short: If you like pain, you'll love this ! In full: This race claims to be the toughest half marathon in Britain, and I cannot argue. The hills are tough, but my god, those steps are a killer. Going down hundreds of uneven steps after 12 miles, knowing you'll be coming back up them in a few minutes is mind blowing, and thigh killing. The organisation and atmosphere were fantastic, and great goodies. Great medal, tee shirt and a pint glass, plus cakes at the finish. That said, anyone that finished thus race had earned them. If my legs ever recover, I will be back next year ! Date of review: June 24, 2014