In short: Lovely cross country challenge with long downhill finish. In full: First time I've done this race and my longest race so far! Long climb at the start over Highdown then a short wait to get over the gate. Has more gates, bridges and undulating tracks through villages, woods and fields before climbing back up Highdown for long downhill finish. Just wish i hadn't had to much rich foods with friends the night before! Date of review: December 5, 2011
In short: Great x-c running as it should be, great facilities, good organisation, great bargain! In full: This is 'must do' race for any keen runner of whatever ability. Plenty of mud and testing hills to provide a challenge. At £7 for pre-race entry, this is a superb bargain considering the price of similar events. In addition the facilities at the Tennis Club are a welcome treat post-race as are the numerous race 'mementoes' of which there was a choice. Only one minor hiccup this year at about half-way into the race a race Marshall wasn't in place and some front runners were mis-directed. Otherwise very well marked, and enough drinks stations. Excellent.
Many thanks to all the race organisers, helpers and Marshalls for making this a great event. Long may it continue and hopefully become a RW top rated event. Date of review: December 5, 2011
In short: 9 miles of Hills, Downland, fields and Woods with superb organisation. In full: The Waddle is 9 miles of excellant cross country running, incorporating chalk downland, trails, wooded paths, byways and fields. The views from Highdown are superb and the course is set in a very pretty area between the South Downs and the Sea. The Race and course organisation by Worthing Striders are second to none and the facilities available at Worthing Tennis Club which includes the use of changing facilities and Hot showers are superb. Date of review: December 5, 2011
In short: Great Race - thoroughly enjoyed it!! In full: We were lucky with the weather, it was a fine, crisp day but not too cold. Well organised and makes a pleasant change to have showers / clubhouse near the finish :) Date of review: December 5, 2011
In short: I love this run!! In full: Not enough decent training, carrying too much timber and should definitely not have opened the 2nd bottle of wine the night before but this race is my absolute favourite. All hills and virtually no flats, a small local race across the South Downs is hard going but glorious. Its true cross country with styles, mud, trees everything you want. If you like cross country, hilly, challenging courses do this one and dont plan for a PB! The best race in Sussex bar none Date of review: December 4, 2011
In short: Death on a leash!! In full: Maybe not as bad as death on a leash but for me personally- very tough- coming into it feeling fit , using it as another training run for London marathon, slippery, boggy, very hilly! But a great training run! Will certainly feel it tonight/tomo!! Got round in roughly 7 minute miles!! Which looking back over the course am pleased with- great strength training on the hills! Nice down hill to finish with!! not much in way of prizes- ive not done alot but most I hear give out a slightly better range. Advised but at your own perril - not a easy race!! Date of review: December 4, 2011