In short: Muddy good run! In full: One of the most muddy runs I,ve ever done! Plenty of ups and downs with a mile stretch on road in the middle. Facilities at the start we're pretty poor. No refreshments, only a couple of toilets and the showers were virtually unusable. So The Run and Marshalls were good - but the Facilities poor. Date of review: May 26, 2014
In short: Very muddy but great atmosphere between runners, marshals and supporters. In full: After heavy rain the night before I did not expect to run a trail/road run and not get muddy! A few people had their shoes sucked off by the mud so make sure you have done them up tightly! 3 or 4 stiles and gates and a couple of bridges meant that there were a few hold ups at the start but further on there wasn't much time to wait. Mixture of up and down hills; three steep hills, one uphill on road, one uphill on grass and another one downhill through the mud. Marshals were all motivated, friendly and cheered you on, even as a lone runner I was cheered and clapped across the finish line which is always nice! Could have done with another water station in the last quarter of the race or at the finish as there was only one halfway . I entered on the day which was simple, quick and easy. Not too many club runners and they sped off at the start anyway. Overall a good, well organised event but not sure if I would do it again if the weather conditions were how they were today! Was forecasted heavy rain today but luckily it held off. Date of review: May 26, 2014
In short: Really enjoyed this last year as a fairly new runner but with a bit more experence I found this year quite frustrating . Had to queue for what seemed like ages to get over the stiles and got caught behind a really slow runner on a narrow track Date of review: June 1, 2009
In short: Testing scenic run, difficult to get a rhythm In full: This remains very much a low-key, friendly, pleasant and not too testing run from a pretty Sussex village out into the undulating wooded wet claylands of the Weald and back.
There was substantially more road running than last year because the second half of the route, instead of going east through Ardingly College, now heads SE along the Ardingly reservoir road and along a busy B road to get back to Lindfield. This road section is followed by a long trek across very bumpy grass fields, not a good or pleasant running surface at all.
Contrary to what a previous reviewer says, the course does contain significant muddy and slippery stretches in its first half, plus a series of kissing gates and stiles that caused long queues for the runners.
Overall the course was short this year - 5.9miles.
The marshalling however was very good. However, although there was a water table at halfway, there was no water table at the end, and no mementoes. The race doesn't have a UKA licence so doesn't have to adhere to UKA standards. I noticed runners who would be underage for a licensed event. Not many club runners.
Doubtful will do it again next year. Date of review: May 27, 2009
In short: Well organised low-key off road run In full: Well organised, friendly marshalls, very pleasant scenery. No real hills, gentle undulations. No mud this year, just a couple of "sticky" patches. Overall very nice friendly race - to be recommended Date of review: May 26, 2009
In short: Great cross country course In full: This is the fist race I have ever taken part in. My preperation was terrible, as I only agreed to do this the night before! Great race though across varied terrain and I will certainly look to enter some more races. Date of review: May 25, 2009
In short: Friendly village race over undulating paths. In full: This was a challenging, but fun race. Roads, muddy paths, woods,fields and stiles meant you couldn't be bored. Genuinely undulating; no tough hills, but never properly flat. The odd distance meant running was more important than time, so you coul;d enjoy the countryside scenery. Date of review: May 25, 2009
In short: challenging run but not as tough as previous years In full: a well organised race apart from the parking ! lovely course but seems to have changed from 2007 , not as many hills !! thankfully the rain held off . will pencil this one in again for next year . Date of review: May 25, 2009
In short: A quagmire but so enjoyable In full: This was a real XC and something I haven't done since I was at school, which was a very long time ago! No PBs here but very well marshalled and lovely scenery. Date of review: May 30, 2008