In short: Sun, Sea, Scenery, Wind, Snow, Ice, Hills, Mud, but most of all FUN! In full: I have rated the PB potential as 100% because this race is one of a kind and the only times you should compare are those from previous Stingers.
An excellent route, with excellent organisation. Clearly quite tough, particularly when the elements are not clement, but still designed for those not so fast. Staged starting allows groups to go when they please and avoids a mass brawl - just so civilised.
The breakfast in the school afterwards makes for a very convivial post race atmosphere to swap stories and experiences.
If road races are becoming increasingly threatened by red tape then this is the future and I'm looking forward to it.
Well done, again, to all at Steyning AC. It was cold running, but I hope the marshal at the 6 mile barn was rescued before hypothermia set in. Date of review: March 7, 2005
In short: Great, great, great In full: Had so much fun. Definitely not PB material so decided to take my time and enjoy it. Beautiful scenery, really friendly marshalls and a real sense of camaraderie. Definitely in the diary for next year. Date of review: March 7, 2005
In short: Very well organised. I fell and injured my arm and, whilst I kept going, this was communicated along the line of aid stations. Very friendly, suuportive entrants. Thoroughly recommended. My favouirite race.Tough course but well worth doing.Thanks. Date of review: March 6, 2005
In short: Sun, snow....and mud! In full: Up and down (and up and down and up and down)the downs in glorious scenery. Well organised and friendly. Most of the course is on good paths but some of the later stages are on ground which is very tricky when wet.
In short: As ever superb event In full: Can never work out why more people don't do this - now my 4th Stinger Half and I've gone from 2hrs 6 mins to 1:37:10 (top 10 me thinks in 2005) Date of review: March 6, 2005