In short: Souper Dooper this year In full: Love it, love it, love it.
It's all been said before but the reason I love this race so much is basically, on the second up(Juniper Hill), with it's bloody false crest, ((darn it Rob, can't you PLEASE do something about that?)) I stopped to look at the view. Beneath me running up the hill was a plethora of people dressed in the most ridiculous outfits:
Several Super heroes, horses with riders, fairies, angels, nightclub goers, the entire cast of baywatch and the Monty Python Knights of Ni and a nearly naked bloke dressed as a tree (sorry for oggling Nick - I didn't realise it was you ;o)and so many more.
Now, where else can you experience that on New Years Day, with a hangover, in one of the most beautiful areas in the country?
No further questions y'honour. Date of review: January 3, 2010
In short: This one was a bit blowey at the top... In full: Thank goodness I had enough mud on my shoes to keep my anchored!
This race should be on every runners to do list. It's fabulous in every way.
A huge thanks to the Race Director, the marshals and everyone concerned with this race. You did a marvelous job in the most horrendous conditions. It was very much appreciated :O) Date of review: October 26, 2009
In short: Lovely low key run for all the family In full: First timer at this race. Lovely run, nicely put together, with supportive friendly marshals. Would definitely do it again and recommend to others. Date of review: May 4, 2009
In short: Great course for a PB In full: Flat, fast, also measured it slightly long. Not particularly scenic but a good race for those targeting a PB. Marshals very cheery and encouraging. A pleasant morning out. Date of review: May 3, 2009
In short: Nothing new to say that hasen't already been said In full: Cheery marshals were great... a special thanks go to the ladies at the last water station who let us nick one of their shortcake biscuits (yum - thank you).
Toilets weren't a problem, (the queue at the car park wasn't too bad) everything else was fine.
A really nice event, perfectly placed for marathon training. The only criticism was the lack of energy stations already discussed in previous reviews. Date of review: February 16, 2009
In short: Fab, fab, fab In full: We had a ball. Super race, super organisation, super views this race had everything you could ever want. Drinking tea at checkpoint three was possibly the best experience of my life (apologies to hubby)
It's got to be on your list of things to do. Date of review: January 16, 2009
In short: The bluebells were lovely this year In full: Really nice race in a lovely scenic venue. Hills were challenging at times but not impossible. Two water stations en route were welcome and although not always a fan of the (still going) out while (others are) coming back route on this occasion it was really nice to see people at the front of the race.
Yup - there we're no momentos but things happen and the organisers have promised to post them. The parking will need work on next year unless it's really dry but all in all a good race and will definitely be back. Date of review: April 27, 2008
In short: Another classic In full: Another Dr Rob race on the calander is always a good thing. This one is no different. Another amazing race utilizing the best of the Surrey countryside. I had a ball. Many thanks to the fab marshalls (yummy mars bar and maltesers) the Thames Turbo lady who kept me company all the way back, the lovely Andy for laughing at me at the top and all the front runners for their cheery waves, support and encouragement (the true genius of the Dr Rob races) Date of review: March 10, 2008
In short: Lovely day for it... In full: Shame I wasn't really up for it today. This race is a great test to identify fitness losses over the Christmas period, especially if your goal is 26 miles in April. Turns out I should have eaten less and run more.
Many thanks to the lovely ladies at the top of Ebbisham Lane with the flapjack. It kept me going until at least mile 8 when I disloged the last of it from my teeth.
Cheery marshalls and sunshine melting the frosts over the downs added to the occasion. Many thanks to all involved. Date of review: January 6, 2008