In short: It wasn't as bad as it was last year... In full: Another excellent event. Whilst the entry fee isn't cheap, the goodie bag and tech t-shirt make it reasonable value for money. Was more enjoyable this year due to the slightly less dramatic conditions, although I'm still glad to have experienced last year's hellish proportions.
Makes the Hellrunner's Bog of Doom look like a bit of a puddle... Date of review: November 24, 2010
In short: Another cracking race In full: Did this last year for the first time and thoroughly enjoyed it. I like the fact it's on Remembrance Sunday and the two minute silence before setting off. The marshalls are all very friendly and cheerful - the jelly beans were marvellous.
Great race and I'd highly recommend it. Date of review: November 24, 2010
In short: 33 miles is a very long way... In full: Hard going but very good. Cheery, friendly marshalls for whom this must've been a very long day. Route description spot on, as were the distances (according to my Garmin). Scenery was great, weather was perfect. Couldn't ask for any more (except to be fitter). Furthest distance I've run yet (with a soupcon of walking). Date of review: May 18, 2008
In short: Cor, do I ache! In full: This was my first adventure race and it was marvellous. Organisation was first class and the weather was wonderful. Highly recommended. Date of review: January 28, 2008
In short: Nice run through potentially pleasant scenery (if the fog had lifted) In full: A nice race to finish the year. My only real criticism is the lack of signage on the local roads for those (like me) who had never been to Somerley before. We spent about a half hour driving around before we accidentally found the golf course entrance. Date of review: December 31, 2007
In short: What an event to pick as a first marathon... In full: Having done the half last year as my first half marathon, it seemed only fitting to do the full Clarendon as my first ever marathon. The organisation at the start and during the race was good, with encouraging marshalls and bags being delivered. I didn't have the same problem as many on here as I wasn't fast enough to be running into the half marathoners, so no queues at stiles for me. The scouts did do a good job regards baggage, but the queueing for medal/t-shirt is ridiculous. Given the price of the event, surely each competitor could be given a medal AND a t-shirt.
In short: I'd forgotten that hill at 4k... In full: Nice local race and well organised. Nasty hill at 4k though and you've got to dig slightly deep to find the energy to sprint uphill to the finish. Date of review: September 23, 2007
In short: Cracking little 2 lap race In full: Thoroughly enjoyed this race - marshalls cheery and the locals were encouraging. Undid all the good work by stuffing a cheeseburger down my throat afterwards. Date of review: September 1, 2007