In short: It's really no Picnic!!! In full: Loved every minute of this mad race, completely different to anything i'd done in the past, great organisation and the best marshall's i've ever experienced, so vocal, surportive and encouraging. This race is as tough as advertised (and rightly so), the steps are probably the hardest part of the race (or they were for me) but the sense of achievement as you climb the last step is immense. Congratulations to everyone who took part and may see some of you next year! Date of review: June 21, 2011
In short: My 1st Ultra!!! In full: Was really looking forward to my 1st Ultra and to be fair I wasn't very dissapointed, the organisers were friendly and informative, the marshalls at the checkpoints were enthusiatic and encouraging especially towards the end, the route was hard and probably hillier then i'd expected but manageable. The route was obviously well worked out, although through the parks towards the end it would have been nicer to have some additional signs, I and a couple of guys got lost twice due to missing the sign which is very easily done, but overall I enjoyed it.
The only negatives were the lack of proper changing facilities (toilets do not count) and the number pick up at the expo, this I felt was a waste of time as the number and map could have been posted which would have saved me a few hours in travelling, much worse for those travelling from outside London, aside from these points I actually had a great day, met some great people and enjoyed the atmosphere amongst the runners.
Thanks again to Jen and Rory and all the other organisers and volunteers who helped make this a great event. Date of review: February 25, 2011
In short: In two minds? In full: Although the short course was a let down, I actually really enjoyed this race, thanks to my Garmin I knew the course was short and so once I crossed the finish line I kept going till 10miles so no big deal, the marshalls were great all around the course, the route was fine and the school facilities did the job, overall for £8 the race did the job, nicely organised and well surported. Date of review: February 13, 2011
In short: Great race In full: Disorganised start aside, I found this to be one of the better races i've taken part in, great route, challenging course & excellent marshalls throughout, well done to all involved. Date of review: January 24, 2011
In short: loved it!!!!!!!!!!! In full: 1st time at this event and felt the organisation was faultless, no negatives for me, a great course with excellent marshalls. Shame about the horse riders, but I guess they also have a right to the paths regardless of what event goes on. Anyway a great start to the morning/year and well done to Tadworth AC for a great race. Date of review: January 2, 2011
In short: Loved it!!!!!!!!! In full: I thought this race was great, just about what I expected on entering and seeing the video. (although I didn't think the bog would be so deep or long and the lake came as a very nasty surprise, it the descent & ascent more then the water that got to me, but I guess these are the thing's that make Hellrunner unique.
Anyway I had fun, my friends nots so much but in hindsight and viewing the pictures I think we all had fun, would do it again although I think it must be even harder in the wet so that would be even more of a challenge.
Looking forward to next year!!!! Date of review: November 30, 2010
In short: Where can I sign up for next year? In full: I take my hat of to the race organisers and marshalls, a great race, great course, great surport, great medal and only tenner a perfect morning, thank you all involved. Date of review: October 10, 2010
In short: Cracking event In full: Well done to all involved a great race, excellent course and the best marshalls, medal, lucozade, mars bar and a £5 sweatshop voucher for £7.50 is amazing value with pretty much perfect organisation looking forward to next year. Date of review: October 5, 2010
In short: Loved it!!!!!!!!!! In full: Really surprising a race can be put on for such a small fee and be executed faultlessly, lots and great marshall, perfect signage through a forest course and tea and cake at the end, the course was great a heavy mix of up and down hills in the 1st few miles made it challenging not my best race but I did enjoy the distance. Well done to the organisers for a great morning. Date of review: September 26, 2010
In short: Marathon or Ultra In full: Such a shame, really good impressions from the start, great organisation, perfect start time, friendly marshalls and a good crowd, BUT the lack of marshall's on route is just crazy, i was with the crowd who got mis-directed after 8 miles ran an extra 3 miles due 2 signage issue's and there were 2 points later on towards the end where the signage was poor and could have led to another de-tour, having run the 3 extra miles, I just wanted to get to the end without the signage prob's could have been a top race and what's with the goody bag & medal, I alway's feel let down when these sub-standarn bag's are handed over,would rather pay a few extra quid if cost is the issue.
Gripe over I would like to thank all the marshall's on the course for being there well done, Date of review: September 12, 2010