In short: Fantastic race, great organisation, glorious scenery In full: Stunning race, small and friendly club, great test or just a stunning run, good t-shirt, nice medal, spot prizes, tea, coffee, home made munchies, friendly marshalls, adequate water supplies, stations well manned. Couldn't ask for a nicer Sunday morning stroll. Date of review: March 27, 2012
In short: I LOVE THIS RACE! In full: This was my second running of the HHH and it didn't disappoint! Obviously it's a big challenge and those hills are extraordinary... not in a nice way ;) ... but the scenery is glorious, the support is second to none and the marshals are brilliant. The organisers should be very very proud - a fantastic job done once again. I will definitely be back again next year; this race is to be an annual date in my diary. Faultless. I would recommend to anyone who wants a challenge! Date of review: March 26, 2012
In short: Hilly with great, enthusiastic, encouraging marshals In full: Thanks to all those great, enthusiastic, encouraging marshals. Thanks for that really great scenic course. Thanks for arranging that great weather.
Unfortunately, that doesn't make it any easier for me to get around …. But I will keep coming back as long as your marshals don’t mind staying out waiting for me to finish!
Thanks to all those Hogweeders for yet another great Half. That’s the way all Half’s should be.
In short: Hilly and scenic In full: Would like to thank the marshalls and organisers for a great race. Really enjoyed my run even though I struggled on the DOWNHILLS!!!! The weather was fantastic too. Nice medal and t-shirt , plenty of water stations and nice friendly atmosphere. Date of review: March 25, 2012
In short: Hilly, hot, lovely marshals, excellent organisation In full: For the first mile, I thought we'd been short-changed but then the hills began. I don't think there were any flat bits after that! The hill at 8.5 was fun, definitely one to provoke a few swear words. :) The cakes, rolls and fruit-cups afterwards were amazing, the marshals were all very encouraging, the whole race was organised and ran like clockwork. Only real problem (for me at least) was the temperature, and dehydration and cramps in the last 3 miles. The downhill to the finish was brilliant! Hope to be back next year, this is definitely one of the more interesting road runs out there. :) Date of review: March 25, 2012
In short: Hot and hilly In full: A big thank you to everyone involved in making this year's event brilliant again. The last three miles were particularly tough given the hot weather but I still managed to finish 6 minutes quicker than last year. I really appreciated the marshall's at the finish urging me on by name.
Medal and t-shirt were great as were the celebratory tea and cake.
In short: Impeccable organization a wonderful day In full: God appears to look down every year around about March and decide that this is one race that the weather is going to be glorious...I actually think Bob is God!! This is one hell of a race, I am drawn back each year not only because of the challenge but the magnificent scenery and the chance for me to once again discover something within myself. This race is what running is about, it makes you feel alive...you climb the mountains and you own the day. We are all winners and I for one will be back next year...glad you enjoyed it Peter :)) Date of review: March 25, 2012
In short: Absolutely brilliant In full: Beautiful scenery, villages and country lanes. Shared with traffic but roads very quiet and drivers patient. The warnings about the hills were no exaggeration, and there is no possibility of a pb. But this event isn't about speed, it is small, friendly, superbly organised. The hogweed trotters club deserves massive credit for providing the particpants with such a good experience. it just doesn't get any better than this. Date of review: March 25, 2012
In short: Scenic; hilly; well-organized; hilly; good cakes afterwards; hilly. In full: Lovely race. No chance of a PB unless you've never run a half before. Great scenery. More than adequate water stations. Fab cakes and sandwiches afterwards. Splendid-looking trophies (not that I got one, obv). Would definitely do this one again. Date of review: July 5, 2011