In short: Heath, dunes and beach run in amazing setting In full: This was my second year of running the SS and I really enjoyed it. Tough in places, with an average incline for the first few kilometers you break break out of the dunes at 10k for a Chariots of Fire style sprint along the beach to the finish! Date of review: October 14, 2013
In short: Brilliant, as usual In full: Did this race last year and loved it, same this year. Being drier underfoot the course was faster this year, unfortunately the weather was not so good. Excellent organisation, amazing course and an exceptional goodie bag at the end. Definately one of the best trail races around. Date of review: October 14, 2013
In short: Top class beach race. In full: Another great Stampede. This is not a race for the faint hearted. The mix of running over the heathland, and the beach make it very tough on the legs, but it is so worth it. Well organised, great route, super scenery and the best goody bag. I finished this with the biggest smile despite the sand. Date of review: October 14, 2013
In short: A treat for cross country fans In full: Fantastic weather again this year, considering how it has been either side of the event it was a real bonus.
Ground conditions much tougher than last year; very muddy and wet on the trails across the heath and the high tide didn't leave any harder sand for the run home, so it was soft sand or piles of slippery seaweed :)
Brilliant race, chip timing for the first time this year and faultlessly organised. A real credit to Victoria, all the organisers, marshals and volunteers for making it happen.
Just need the tagline 'Get off your arse and run' to reappear on the t-shirts next year. Quality :P
I hope to be there again in 2013. Date of review: October 22, 2012
In short: Best race in the country, in my opinion! In full: Couldn't fault this race at all. Fantastic scenery, well-organised and great goodie bag at the finish. Will be there next year. Naturists walking along the beach gave the race an almost surreal ending! Date of review: October 16, 2012
In short: Totally unexpected but the weather made it!!!! In full: Didn't know what to expect from this trail race but it had everything. Wonderful scenery, challenging in places, sand dunes to run through, bogs and big puddles to jump or tip toe round if you weren't feeling adventurous and an execellent goody bag at the end. Oh and of course more naturists (men of course) needed!!! Date of review: October 15, 2012
In short: If Carlsberg did trail races, this would probably be it!! In full: Think of a tick list for the perfect trail race - Glorious location on Studland Beach, mud, soft sand, water, sandy trails, hard packed trails, wonderful scenery all the way, not too long in distance, but long enough, great organisation and marshals, plenty of toilets at the start, a dip in sea at the finish and you have the Studland Stampede. Oh and the weather wasn't bad either! Sunshine all the way! Date of review: October 15, 2012