In short: Well marshalled course - but pre-event info a shambles In full: These organisers should know a lot better. Pre-event info almost non-existant ! The number of entrants was known - why no car parking information - at the race HQ was a shambles ! Out on the course - well marshalled with plenty of drinks.Felt sory for the Ultra runners as they were jut given the marathon momento.
In short: Well organised - looked after all the runners - not for the faint hearted. In full: Great encouragement from all the marshalls and the race HQ/lap area.Tough going in the later laps as the tracks just became a sea of mud ! Very different, in the dark over the marshes with a headtorch - not for the faint hearted ! Date of review: March 5, 2011
In short: Good intentions, poor directions especially on the return let this event down In full: Quite well organised, though no mention that the start was so far from the race HQ.Well stocked and plenty of checkpoints.Poor signage in places,especially on the return had runners going off course.Also no mention of the extremely high car park prices - £8.20 for slower runners ! Date of review: December 16, 2010
In short: This event just takes your breath away ! In full: Superb organisation,great course views countryside/hills/white cliffs/sea - well stocked CP's, plenty of marshalls to guide you - great weather and conditions this year,a swim and a meal at the finish - just a great day out over the downs. Date of review: November 5, 2010
In short: Organisers trying hard - but still some problems ..... In full: I managed to follow the correct course - very lucky at one junction where the sign was not at all clear that a supporter told us to turn R and not go straight on to the toilets(if you followed sign SO you missed the CP and drinks!)Again a lot of runners were unable to follow the route - perhaps it could be made simpler by going North from the start a couple of miles befoe joining the riverside run - mostly a very nice route if you like canals ! Organisers are all very friendly and helpful - I did not know about the free beer. Date of review: November 5, 2010
In short: Very well organised and very well marshalled. In full: Mildy undulating first half then a flatter second half,could be a PB course,well marshalled and plenty drinks even gels for 2nd half of the marathon.Nice day at the seaside. Date of review: November 5, 2010
In short: Well organised - marshalls deserve medals in the weather. In full: South Downs are always a great challenge - more so this year due to the low misty rain laden clouds - just where were those masts ! Used the route instructions so unlike others I just did the marathon,though it was a challenge along the top of the downs with in the visibility - on the lower reaches it cleared and we could seee the views again ! Date of review: November 5, 2010