In short: Great feedback from runners at the finish In full: As a injured runner at the moment after ankle surgery, my wife and I decided we would help out at his event. We helped at registration, marshalling, handing out chocolate bars for the junior race and then cutting up fruit for the main race. We were thanked by everyone, everyone had a smile on their face, and hearing runners say how good/tough/hilly etc the course was they did seem to think they will be back next year......so we think we will have to run next year instead of helping out? Well done all runners, marshalls etc a great day had! :0) Date of review: July 14, 2014
In short: first one2go race and loved it In full: What a lovely race, marshalls and runners very supportive, scenery was great and trying to not get mesmorised by the water and not falling in. Seeing the houseboats along the way, but what a warm day out, thankyou for a lovely day out and sorry for being so slow, :0( Date of review: September 11, 2011
In short: Great organisation....very friendly race In full: I decided to do this about 2 weeks ago, and i am so pleased that i did. Everyone of the helpers were encouraging and so friendly. A bargain entry fee, and only a medal at the end, that is not a critism its nice to know that all the money goes to the charity and not on mugs and t-shirts etc. Other runners were encouraging also, i really had a great day and will look forward to returning to run again next year. A big thankyou to the couple who help organise it and running with there dog, it was nice to have a chat with you both and pass a few miles away, and thankyou for thanking me and using me for your pacing. I am not that hard to miss as i am a large target to aim for. Do this as one of your marathons, a great one to support. Date of review: May 15, 2011
In short: Very well organised In full: Well what can i say? A fantastic marathon, normally i would class this type of terrain as undulating but having put on 2stone and not getting out to train i found it very hilly (but that is my fault) Plenty of toilets at the start...it started on time....marshalls were all very encouraging as were all the drink and sponge station helpers...i was given support and encouragement all the way around. This was a very well organised event and i would recommend it to everyone. Thankyou very much to the sweeper lady on the bike....along with all the finish line helpers, sorry i was so slow and made you all hang around for so long. I was the last runner, 6h10m. great medal...great t-shirt and thankyou for the beer. Hope to see you all next yera and i get some training in. Date of review: May 2, 2011
In short: Thankyou runners!!!!!!!!!!!!! In full: Thankyou runners!!!!!!!!!!!!! As one of the four marshalls at the 7 and 17 mile mark i would just like to say how much we also enjoyed the day, we really had fun cheering, encourageing and helping you all have a safe and fun event. Having so many of you say thankyou is a real feelgood factor in helping out at future events. We must have had over 95% of you either say thankyou or even give us a thumbs up. I am also a runner and with probably hundreds of races over the years along with triathlon it is good to try the other side of the fence for a change. So to each and everyone of you, "WELL DONE" you all did fantastic and "GOOD LUCK" for your next event.
In short: Thankyou runners!!!!!!!!!!!!! In full: As one of the four marshalls at the 7 and 17 mile mark i would just like to say how much we also enjoyed the day, we really had fun cheering, encourageing and helping you all have a safe and fun event. Having so many of you say thankyou is a real feelgood factor in helping out at future events. We must have had over 95% of you either say thankyou or even give us a thumbs up. I am also a runner and with probably hundreds of races over the years along with triathlon it is good to try the other side of the fence for a change. So to each and everyone of you, "WELL DONE" you all did fantastic and "GOOD LUCK" for your next event.
In short: TOUGH BUT FUN In full: This was the first running of this race and i only entered it at the last minute and i am glad that i did, the race was a tough one, but fun all the marshalls were great and happy, and the water/wine stations were servrd fantastically. All aid stations had wine and water, along with Gels, and then they had either biscuits, jelly babies and more and with them being every 2 miles i did not have to carry a drink with me. The scenery was great in places and stunning in otheres and the organisation was top class, Denbies was a great location to start and finish the race. Events to live staff are friendly and being runners/triathletes themselves they know how to put on an event, top class. I look forward to doing it again next year, and if i am fit enough i may try the marathon instead, i did 2.51 and i still had plenty of other competitors around me. SO JUST DO IT!!!!!!!!!!!!! Date of review: September 12, 2010
In short: Tough but fun In full: As above, a tough run that is 2 laps and i nearly made the hill 2nd time around, had to have a 50mtr walk, very friendly and encouraging marshalls, will be back next year Date of review: January 3, 2010
In short: Pleased that i was with past participants In full: Overall a great race, i did the full 42k and found it quite challenging, but mainly due to my lack of long training runs. My ankles feel as though someone has hit them with a sledgehammer and i do ache a fair bit, i got lost??? a couple of times but mainly due to me not looking where i was going and losing concentration towards the end. Enloyed the friendly marshalls and other runners. well done to all whatever distance you decided to go for. Date of review: August 11, 2008
In short: Great organisation In full: Even though i was a support driver for the winning ladies vets team (25)normally big events like this are not very well organised and have many things go wrong,i thought the organisation was great, only one complaint and that is the gate to the field at the Harting down changeover could have been open early in the morning rather than when the whole car park was choco-block. As a veteran of 43 marathons, even though i had no running kit with me it was hard not to enter on the day and see how i got on (because the buzz at the start was electric)Everyone did great, i really enjoyed the atmosphere, well done to you all. Next year i will do the marathon, just to see how i get on Date of review: June 15, 2008