In short: I ran the GBR 2010 In full: I ran the GBR in May 2010 - Leg 2 & Leg 21.
It was such a fantastic event, such beautiful scenery, loads of water stations thankfully as it was baking hot especially on Sunday 23rd.
There was such a buzz before the start of the run and great spirit amongst all the runners, every body was on such a high waiting for the off. I will never forget my finish of Leg 21 to the day i die, he he, some of the clubs ran in fancy dress and as i came to the finish line i was cheered on by a Nun, yes a man dressed as a Nun, so so funny.
On both my Leg's of the GBR there was loads of support just from local people cheering you on and wishing you luck, honestly.....this is one of the best running weekend events i have ever been part of.
Roll on GBR 2011.......
Mary Dyer - Havering 90 Jogger Date of review: June 7, 2010
In short: Simply the best In full: Organisational triumph for the Stragglers; this is a must do event if you can get 10 others to form a team. Unbelievable that there are so many glorious off-road tracks so close to central London through magnificent countryside. Inter-club cameraderie is fantastic - an event not to be missed! Date of review: May 24, 2010
In short: Best race of the year In full: My fourth GBR and another real cracker, helped by cool but largely dry weather as well as the usual clockwork organisation, nice country pubs and wonderful camaraderie between teams.
It's a tough race as ever, with a few challenges in marking races in dense woodland peopled by stroppy locals, but we also had a complete beginner on our team this year and he loved it too.
Never quite sure why "PB potential" is one of the criteria of a good race, but aside from that this gets full marks.
In short: We'll be back! In full: Less a review of the race, more an opportunity to thank all the teams who helped Striders of Croydon out over the weekend. Our planning went slightly awry so had to call on help from many teams (London Frontrunners, Clapham Chasers, Serpentine, Ranelagh Harriers, Elmbridge Road Runners.) to help us complete the course on Sunday. Apologies if I've missed anybody out...
All clubs should consider having a go at this but do spend more time than we did planning.
I've also got to mention the Stragglers for organising the event and Superman and the Nuns for putting a smile on my face. Date of review: May 19, 2008
In short: A great team event, a secnic course and a weekend to remember. In full: This event improves every year. It has world class runners, teams in fancy dress and even beginners taking part. It's a carnival, a festival, a team building experience and a joy to be a part off. If you run a company or captain a club and you want to build team spirit and find what people are really made off you will love this. 22 great runs all put into one and you forget all your worries for two days and leave it on a high. You also realise that all running clubs can be friends and should be. Every team supports each other. It's tough to get your team tactics right, but with a little bit of hard work you can do it and, by God you'll enjoy what you get back from it. Date of review: July 12, 2007
In short: Stunning scenery and inter club cameraderie In full: The Stragglers have a gem of an event and it really doesbring home to us Londoners what great open spaces and countryside we have within such a short of the "smoke" Date of review: June 7, 2007