In short: It gets you out in the open! In full: I said last year that I'd never do this one again due to how knackered I felt at the end. This year I had a superb run and may be back again. This has got to be the hardest but most scenic race I've ever taken part in. Hats off to the organisers, marshals and anyone who dares to take part! Date of review: October 16, 2006
In short: Worth doing, but be prepared. In full: The marshalls were excellent and very patient. Being a first timer I wasn't sure if I would finish, but received no pressure and plenty of encouragement. Date of review: October 16, 2006
In short: Thanks for a great morning out. In full: First Jog Shop Jog and I loved most of it ( can't say I loved the pain but the rest of it wouldn't feel the same without it); scenery, atmousphere, challenge of the uphills, challenge of the steep descents and the support of the marshals were all fantastic.
Had no problems with the directions, but then again being a local I have run the course in training; maybe an extra marshall on the windmill hill in Rottingdean and an extra drinks station between the base of the Big W at Kingston and the run down into Rottingdean wouldn't go amiss.
Apart from that just a big thank you to all those involved (organising and taking part); keep up the good work and see you again next year).
In short: bloody hard work and great to finish In full: my first time doing this Sussex legend run. glorious environment on the South Downs but it's no stroll in the park - those hills hurt whether going down or up. good training run for Beachy Head mara. Date of review: October 16, 2006
In short: Very tough but well worth the pain! In full: This is by far the toughest race I've taken part in but I was smiling most of the way round! The scenery is fantastic and the crazy uphill sections at North Face and the Big W are soon compensated for by lovely stretches running over the tops of the downs on the lovely grass - Bliss!
Great marshalls out on the course keeping the spirits up when needed. We did get a bit lost at one point but the race advice does say check the course before starting so no complaints from me...and we were soon back on track again. Date of review: October 16, 2006
In short: Great scenery and challenging but not well enough marshalled In full: Fantastic to have finished - except that a lot of people got lost. Seemed that field spread out quickly, at least one marker was moved and marshalls few and far between in 2nd half, meant that if you didn't know that way pretty good chance of getting lost. No toilets, no one could find me a map at the start, and I got lost and only ran 18miles (and I know I wasn't the only one). Overall a bit disappointing!! Date of review: October 15, 2006
In short: Tough but rewarding In full: The race is something of a local legend, and it feels great to have completed it. The runners spread out pretty quickly, and there were times when I couldn't see anyone in front or behind me, but the course was very well marshalled. The hills are hard work, but the last five miles are all pretty much downhill or flat. We were lucky with the wind which blew us all the way back to the marina. Date of review: October 15, 2006
In short: Great Warm up for Beachy Head Marathon in 2 weeks time In full: I really enjoy this race with the views, low key event and charm of the named hills and parts of the race.
The first three water stations were after 30 mins intervals but the fourth not was 60 mins. On a warm day an extra dink stop was needed. Also the mark at the base of the 'Snake' was removed confusing first timers. Sought this and the Jog Shop 20 will tick all the boxes. Date of review: October 15, 2006