In short: One of my very favourite races, enjoyed every minute. Beautiful scenery takes your mind off the hills, and plenty of water stations manned by friendly marshalls. Look forward to next year!! Date of review: October 15, 2006
In short: What weather! In full: Splendid conditions, even the North Face and the Big W seem benign on a day like today. Nearly got lost at one point, but some who knew the (new) route set me right. Date of review: October 15, 2006
In short: Very hard but the scenery is so great you don't notice! In full: This is my first Jog Shop 20 and the weather was fantastic. Sunny but cool with good visibility. The scenery is stunning and you have two great contrasts: the start and finish at up-market Brighton Marina and the bulk of the race in, what feels like, the middle of nowhere, with views that go for miles. Couldn't find any mile markers but that was fine by me. There were several drinks stations providing water, energy drinks and gels and the marshalls were encouraging and friendly. You can even stagger over the line and crawl into MacDonalds for some post-race refueling! The atmosphere was nice and relaxed and, although knackered, I enjoyed it. Date of review: October 15, 2006
In short: The hills were blotted out by the glorious scenery and perfect weather! In full: What a fantastic day! I enjoy this event more every year, but you need to treat the course with respect in view of the toughness.
Ideal warm-up to BHM in 2weeks. "The North Face" and "Big W" are immence and should still be feared.
The South Downs is such a wonderful area, and you feel honoured to be allowed to run in such a special place. The rolling hills, windmills, coastal views, roaming cattle (and the odd bull) and sheep, and welcoming marshals cheered me and made me wonder whats there to worry about,.
As soon as next year's event is annouced, my entry will be in the post!
Thanks again to the organisers/helpers/marshals/supports! Date of review: October 15, 2006
In short: Blimey ! That was tough but so so enjoyable ! In full: Not being a country boy running through fields of sheep and cattle was interesting...unlike the SNAKE ! Great event, however some facilities (i.e. toilet?) would be good. Date of review: October 17, 2005
In short: Beautiful - Challenging - well organised In full: Great course, with most (but not all) hills in the first half. The views are amazing, especially with hills being bathed in hazy sunshine. Very friendly organisation and generous prizes. Loved it! Date of review: October 17, 2005