In short: Very tough, but worth it... In full: I did the 2011 race and as expected it was pretty tough, with no chance of a PB, although that's not the point. Excellent training if you are doing an Autumn/Winter marathon and the scenery makes up for some of those steep hills. Would definitely recommend it, but not for the faint hearted. Date of review: October 10, 2011
In short: Great morning out and smiling faces everywhere In full: Not a race for you if you don't like hills. Luckily I know this route all too well so no suprises for me, although I'm not sure If I will ever have the ability to run up the "W" (few do). Lovely views of sea and Sussex and almost perfect weather too (bit windy on last couple of miles, but what can be expected when you are next to the sea). Brilliant atmosphere and thanks to Sam and organisers and cheery volunteers. So much homemade cake and cordial and a nice massage at the end - it was just lovely. I am all smiles. Will certainly being a regular for this one in future. Date of review: October 10, 2011
In short: Hardest Race I've ever done, but definitely the best!! In full: I put extraordinary organisation. But there was one problem no fault of theirs. A farmer wasn't happy with them giving out drinks at a certain part of the run so it was a big distance for fluids at one stage. As I said no fault of the organisers.
Although It took me 3 hrs 48 mins 52 secs. My quadriceps are killing me. The hills were very fun. I had to walk some they were impossible to run up. But very very enjoyable.
I will deffinitely try doing it again.. Date of review: October 9, 2011