In short: Surrey Slog - best organised race of 2010 ? In full: Superb organisation once again. I wait for this race every year !!, done 4 years running and just cannot believe i forgot some of the hills, completely run on tracks, this race criss crosses its self so many time its incredible, and that last mile is so nice when you relise you survived !!!! the organisers have got a race on the 31st october called the "Hankley Halloween Hustle" I plan not to miss this !! Date of review: August 9, 2010
In short: Very tough, well-organised race. Unmissable! In full: I've done this race a few times. Always well-organised. Always harder than I remember. Great view from the trig point but I never have time to look. The start/finish location at the gothic (?) school is a fantastic spectacle on a sunny day. Date of review: July 29, 2010
In short: Very Challenging 1/2 Marathon! In full: This course is great but definitely not for the beginners...I found the number of hills very challenging...and was extremely proud that I never walked...
PS: the staff were lovely
if you are not a vet...i recommend that you begin with a slightly slower pace than your average...if you have more energy towards the end then you can crank it up then...
but note...the toughest hill begins at mile 11...so proceed with caution...
if you are an elite runner...this is a great course to help improve your speed in the long run... Date of review: July 23, 2010
In short: Superb!! In full: Take it easier up the hills and cane it back down them and I think you could do a respectable time in this event! It is tough, but the scenery and the friendly marshalls really make it a special event.
Garmin tells me it is about 1500 ft of up and down (not all in one go) which is nearly half a decent lake district peak.
Thanks to the organizers. A great event. Please feel free to save money by not bothering with the medal. A T-shirt is appreciated, but a medal unnecessary. Date of review: July 20, 2010
In short: If you like running... In full: Forget the PB's and the roads, enjoy the countryside and feel a great sense of achievement in finishing such a hard race. Not as steep uphill as Midsummer Munro last month so this allowed more running rather than hands on knees walking. Date of review: July 19, 2010
In short: Oh My God!.. In full: That hurt, a lot!..
I've done this race the last few years, never carrying an injury and thought I could just wing-it, but this course is so unrelenting. A survivor's medal is more apt if you could have seen me hobbling over the finish line. All the comments by other fellow runners is true, this is a tough race. The only thing I would change would be to have a Mars Bar at the end, nothing else mattered to me after 13.1 miles of slogging. Thanks BVR for this amazing race. Date of review: July 19, 2010