In short: Did half marathon. very different type of run! In full: Excellent organisation. Very supportive. Lots of goodies on route. Thank you too all the organisers. Date of review: September 21, 2012
In short: Who needs the beach? In full: Surprisingly sandy course will be my over riding memory of this race, together with the plethora of brilliant marshalls, ample feed stations, excellent marked course & wonderful views. Just one nasty hill to walk up. Cruel to have all the stiles in the second half of the race. A must do marathon. Date of review: September 21, 2012
In short: Legs complained, but I loved it. Beautiful scenery, and lots of the friendliest, nicest marshalls you'll ever find. Perfect. In full: This was my first marathon, and I ran it as a 'test' event before a boring road marathon next month. My legs complained, but I loved it. The road marathon might be easier, but will never match this event.
I've done a few races now, and the organisation here was superb, but the real difference was the shear number (on every corner of the 26+ miles), and the friendliness of the volunteers, that made this event special.
Just on the volunteers alone, it deserves to be over-subscribed every year, and given some sort of legendary status. Can't fault it. Date of review: September 18, 2012
In short: How races should be, local, friendly and fantastic In full: A wonderful run, stunning scenery and brilliant support from all the locals supplying food on route, a really big thank you to them all, absolutely loved it and you will be pushed to find a more scenic run. Forget the pb, your garmin will probably cut out in the woods anyway but it's great. Date of review: September 18, 2012
In short: Superb race through beautiful countryside, well organised and with friendly local support along the route, what more could you want?! I'll definitely be coming back! Date of review: September 18, 2012
In short: Excellent challenging trail race, lovely countryside, fantastic organisation In full: A nicely challenging trail run in the Surrey countryside with some stunning views. Mixed terrain (the sand was tough) and some nice hills, but the whole course is runnable. The organisation and marshals were first class, and the event and atmosphere overall is very friendly. Highly recommended. Thanks to the organisers and volunteers. Date of review: September 18, 2012
In full: Great organisation - marshals seemed to be every 50 metres (thanks marshals) lots of drink stations too. The scientific recovery food at the finish line (or cake as is was known) was excellent too!
Third time of doing this race and I think I have started to enjoy these hills rather than fight them. Terrain is mixed from gnarly roots to sand beaches - always need to concentrate on obstacles, especially when the legs are getting tired. Had a few trips - despite every root and pothole being covered in orange paint.
See you again next year Date of review: September 18, 2012