In short: I love this race! In full: The course is stunning, the atmosphere terrific, and the organisation is always really good. I also love that everyone picnics at the end. The marshalls were friendly and supportive, and this is the reason I run this every year. The great T shirt and medal are a bonus. One hiccup though, this year: some of the markers were either missing or unclear and some of the first leg runners went spectacularly wrong. Thankfully, I had runners to follow; those further back added on a couple of miles. That aside, I am looking forward to 2014 already. Date of review: June 9, 2013
In short: Hard, beautiful, but I'm not that slow! In full: This was a brilliant day out and I thoroughly enjoyed myself. As leg 4, I had the delight of finishing over the line, and a largely down-hill final mile and a half.
Teams really need to organise themselves to be at the handover in plenty of time - several people had been left stranded by "friends" being late, or even in the wrong place!
The chip timing was shocking though. The handover was at the same place as the timing mat and, if you waited any where near the mat, your chip was activated... Perhaps the handover marshalls could have been better briefed about this?
All-in-all a great day out and top, top fun. Date of review: July 23, 2011
In short: Great course and organisation. Our first year, but not the last ! In full: Marshals did a great job at the change-over points trying to let cars in and out from road, but felt sorry for marshal at first one (nr Duncton), where a bottle-neck occurred due to runners using same entrance. Maybe find a seperate exit for cars ? Overall though, it was a brilliant piece of organisation on a lovely course with a fun and friendly atmosphere. Date of review: June 14, 2009