In short: One for dressing up and having fun In full: Definitely not a race, this one - just dress up in Halloween gear and jog round in the dark. Congested at the start, so although I wasn't expecting to zoom round it was frustrating to have to walk! But once we got running there were some good scares: zombies and kids jumping out of bushes screaming - genuinely made me jump a few times! Cool to see the fire dancers and the line of head torches snaking along as well. Great medal and fun goodies at the end too. It felt a bit disorganised - could have done with more signage/marshals, especially to get to the start, toilets etc. Definitely a new running experience, but personally I prefer a traditional race. Date of review: October 31, 2015
In short: A spooktacular way to spend Friday night!!! In full: I'd never raced in the dark before scarcely run in the dark so this was a great challenge - to wear a mask and a head torch and run as well!! Great atmosphere lots of dead people and a few dogs too. I made sure I screamed loudly at any opportunity ( yes it was me sorry about that ) and the monsters in the forest gave my vocals a good hiding!! Plenty of friendly ghostbusting marshalls too although I wish they were holding glow sticks or something. They would shout 'this way' and I'd be like ' er which ways that then' as you can't see cos guess what its dark!! Apart from that amusing niggle it was a really lovely race a nice distance great fun and oh yes see ya next year!!! x Date of review: November 7, 2013
In short: Great Fun Once Again In full: Another great event from FitProRob. Plenty of people in fancy dress, a real fun atmosphere, an enjoyable run around the haunted forest. Date of review: November 2, 2013
In short: Fab new spooky race - loved it! In full: Fab new race! Really enjoyed it! Previous bad weather made the course a bit treacherous but that just added to the fun! Great to see everyone dressed up and marshalls really getting into the spooky spirit of things. Loved the scary movie inspired signage and lanterns. Best value race I've done for a long time, brill goody bag, best medal in my collection and excellent toffee apple. Well done Rob and team for organising. Will be back next year and put a bit more effort into my costume. Join me if you dare! (and remember your head torch!) :-) Date of review: December 14, 2012
In short: A fun, enjoyable race, through the spooky side of Portsmouth In full: In short, many thanks to Rob Piggot for organising this one. Many people turned out in fancy dress, which added to the atmosphere. Rob led the way in his mad jesters outfit and dissapeared into the dark on his bike. Loads of people dressed up in costume doing their best to scare the runners. I felt sorry for whoever was at the front, as I could hear plenty of screaming! A head torch is a must, especially in the darkest parts of the forest, but it also helps if you run with a friend, or keep close ot the person in front. The medal, as promised, was second to none, and combined with the sweet toffee apple, made for a memorable race. Get yourself in for this next year. Dont aim for a PB. Its not what this race is about. Its about having fun and dressing up. Many thanks once again to Rob for organising this. Date of review: November 7, 2012
In short: A top race event- loved it! In full: Loads of fun, a great atmosphere. A big thanks to the organisers. Marshalls, and event team were great. Loads of enthusiasm, and effort went into making it a fun, and enjoyable event. Route was great, mixed terrain and kept it interesting. A great goody bag at the end. Look forward to the next one! Date of review: November 4, 2012
In short: Great route with some spooky fun along the way In full: I really enjoyed this race and am glad I turned up despite having a last minute wobble about it being cold - wimp!
The atmosphere was fun and loads of people turned out in fancy dress. I loved the pumpkin lanterns leading the way across the darkest parts of the course.
I was nervous about being jumped out on. In was supposed to be running with a friend who had to pull out so was a bit of a scaredy cat about doing it alone. I needn't have been worried - while the mischeivous marshals might spook you, there's no Freddy Kruger-esque/Dawn of the Dead-style chasing.
The medal made my week! For such a low cost run (£10/£11 from memory) the medal was top notch and who doesn't love a goody bag with actual running goodies in? Oh, and the festive toffee apple as a sweet post-race treat.
I really enjoyed this race. It was a great bit of Hallowe'en fun and something I would do again for sure.
My advice to future participants - invest in a headtorch. It's an absolute must! You don't want to get left behiiiiiiind! Date of review: November 3, 2012
In short: Great fun, good value, not your average race! In full: This was a great race, 5 miles in the dark through the woods and by the water dressed up as Halloween Spooks with a few scares thown in along the way! Great value for money and the best medal I think I have ever received! This must have taken loads of organisation, with lots of marshalls and "scarers" along the route! I screamed like a 6 year old at one point! Made a nice change from chasing PB's all year. Hope this is staged again next year, I would certainly do it again! Date of review: November 3, 2012