In short: A great alternative to London In full: If you want a race that is not crowded like VLM then Brighton is for you, course has a few upflats but for the most is level, good roads and loads of water/energy drink points Date of review: April 17, 2012
In short: Great fun with some lumpy bits In full: This race was moved from March to November but was still great fun, lumpy route was challenging at times but enough aid stations along the route. Date of review: November 13, 2011
In short: It's not a race it's a war In full: Ok a little dramatic I know but that is how I feel about this race/war...each hill is a battle to be won and it nearly defeats you on so many occasions. The views are first class, the crowd and organisation brilliant...Would hate to do this race in the rain as you are extremely exposed on the hills...It also take you through some lovely forests, quiet little villages and right to the top of every steep hills the organisers can find....I will go back just not for a while. Date of review: October 22, 2011
In short: Simply amazing In full: First Iron distance event and I blown away by everything from the organisation, registration, the course, marshals, volunteers, feed stations to the medals. My only minor gripe (and it is really minor) was there could have been more room in the changing/bag hanging area. The course is fantastic and amazingly scenic to. I will be back next year along with 50 other Pirates Date of review: July 30, 2011
In short: A well kept secret In full: A really enjoyable race, only a small field but it had a personal feel to everything from loads of parking at the start to the happy marshals on the route. The course is a lot hillier then i thought it would be, this mixed with the 23.c temp made it hard going, loads of water and sponge stops helped.
Will do this again for sure Date of review: May 8, 2011
In short: Brilliant race In full: First time running this, great pre-race set up. Couse was great a real challenge, loved the hills and the marshals were first class, more than enough water and a top goody bag to boot. TW Harriers can be proud. Date of review: February 27, 2011
In short: As usual a first class race In full: Benfleet Running club always excel themselves with this race, the course is challenging but fun with the mud an added bonus. the organisation and marshals on the course are outstanding. Will be back next year for sure. Date of review: January 23, 2011