In short: 1st time and loved it In full: what a great day ! very well organised event, lovely course and best of all a fantastic atmosphere from all the runners. i ran in my charity vest ( a very multi coloured Phab kids vest ) on the back i have the words London today Brighton last week ( my other vest has Brighton today London next week ) a BIG thank you to all those who ran beside me to ask (a) was i really stupid enough to be doing 2 marathons in 7 days (b) how was my training going (c) wishing me the best of luck
It really helped push me on and i finished 18 mins quicker than i planned !
Thanks to all the marshalls and to all those who cheered us on the track.
If im stupid enough to do a marathon (or 2 ) next year this is one race i will do again. Date of review: March 19, 2012
In short: great course shame organisers let it down... In full: having run this in 2010 and saying never again i was told many changes had been made and so i gave in to temptaion to run it again :0 it is a brilliant course but that is it.... a very early start meant only one train from the west sussex side would get you there in time as with over 9000 runners parking was not a option,by the time we arrived at brighton we peeled from the train like sardines... having now put on the coloured race number showing my predicted time and race start area it was clear there was no marshalls at the start and so everyone just piled in to the start line ! so 5 miles of zig zagging around slower runners and those who started to walk after 2 miles why do they start at the front ??? then at the finish i thought i was slower than i expected and my garmin shows a distance of 13.54 miles which we now know was a error by the organisers... but wait more is still to come... what a nice touch that after you get over the finish line you got a foil jacket...which saved me as when i got to the baggage reclaim area no one was manning my numbered area and it took me 15 mins to get someones attention to get my bag so i could get some warm clothes on :( NEVER EVER AGAIN ... only done this again as it falled in my recovery week if its halfs you want then eastbourne and hastings are the ones... Date of review: February 21, 2012
In short: wouldnt miss this for anything !! In full: some are mad to do this VERY tough and hilly race and some are even madder to come back and do it again... so having been told by my doctor i have a herniated disc and to rest there was no way i should have thought about running this but somehow on new years day morning i found myself liling up for my 5th knacker cracker!! yes this race is so good you just cant miss it... As always dr.rob used his thought of what goes up must come down but then go up even further and so the extra climb of the zig zag road was hard work but it as great and as in all the previous years very well organised and marshalled. My only moan was the loss of the moto britains hardest 10k maybe it should now be britains hardest 12k !! well done rob and team will be back again next year. Date of review: January 21, 2012
In short: almost the complete package ! In full: Back for my 4th grim ! loved it , great new course, fantastic atmosphere, excellent marshalls and very well organised. so nearly the full package, in the past mant runners including myself have moaned on our race reviews about the last 3 miles being boring and it was nice to see that the organisers have listened and the new route was much tougher but more fun. however the let down is when you finish after surviving a race like this you want to be rewarded and a tatty green cotton t-shirt is not my sort of reward ! it was the same with the hellrunner race but they listened to last years reviews and last sunday we got a great technical t-shirt AND a super medal, so come on grim oranisers at £25 entry a cotton t-shirt to throw up in the loft with the previous 3 is not want we want. Date of review: December 5, 2011
In short: hell just keeps getting better In full: Back for my 4th hellrunner ! clear sky, sun shining what a difference to last years freezing conditions ! love this race it has everything and a bit more it is one of races i most look forward to. great course, great organisation, what i really like about this race is that the organisers actually listen to what the runners want, i remember a few years ago that on my race review i moaned that parking was a nightmare and how it was a free for all at the end to get out, the race organiser took the time to phone me and apologise and asked for my suggestions ( how often does that happen ) the following year a company was broght in to manage the parking. again me and many others have said on our race reviews that a naf cotton t-shirt was not good enough after surviving hell ! again they listened and this year we got a lovely technical t-shirt and a fantastic medal. well done to everyone involved with hellrunner i cant wait for hell again next year :) Date of review: December 5, 2011
In short: painfully enjoyable ;) In full: having run over 250 races over 7 years this race is right up there with the best of them. having just recovered from ITB and having pulled a muscle in my lower back the day before the race i couldnt give it a 100% but i enjoyed every bit of it, location was brilliant, starting in waves was very well organised, other runners seemed to help each other on the tougher obstacles, all in all a excellent race. if it had one downside it was the unsupervised baggage area we were all encouraged to travel by train/tube/bus as there was no parking and if you cant park and get changed by your car then you have to bring a bag and with 7000 runners thats a lot of bags. Date of review: November 13, 2011
In short: a great race In full: yet again this was a very well organised event, with a lovely course that has a few tough inclines along the way, yet again the locals came out in force to cheer us all on which really helps and the marshalls were superb, and yet again we had the rain !! but it was a nice rain this year as it was more of a light drizzle which helped keep us cool. will be back again next year and so will the rain :) Date of review: November 13, 2011
In short: tough but one brilliant race In full: my 1st badger, the day before this i ran the british military major series to chalk up my 250th race and how did i relax the next day ?? race 251 the badger ! great organisation , friendly runners , tough but wonderfull course , nice t-shirt and BEER , highly recommend this race and i will be back again next year. Date of review: October 15, 2011
In short: excellent race whivh just needs a few tweaks In full: having run the redhill version last year i knew what to expect with the obstacles but i never thought it would be so hilly but to be honest it made it tougher and thats what i want from this sort of race. great mix of runners and sense of togetherness as it was not about time but having fun. whilst britfit organisation was very good my only negatives was the car parking, fine if you had a 4x4 or a tank and god knows how we would of got out if it had rained and entry fee was steep and with no medal and just a cotton t-shirt which wasnt that great it let the race down. so thats one down and only the turbo x, hellrunner and the grim to go..... Date of review: October 15, 2011
In short: fantastic 10k In full: after last weeks disaster at the the devils 10k this was the perfect race to enter... signs to show where to park, funnels to start the race in the right pace order, course well sign posted and with km markers and with excellent marshalls, a great but fairly tough course thankfully mainly shaded from the sun on this hot day, and then to the finish! a lovely medal and bottle of beer and goody bag, had to dash off due to work straight after work and missed out on the spot prizes back at main hall with race numbers. faultless race will done to the organisers, will be back again next year. Date of review: October 6, 2011