In short: Well organised, friendly, urban 10k In full: First time of doing this and incorporated it into a longer training run. Well organised, great race HQ and well marshalled. Shame in hindsight that we skirted around the whole of Horton Country Park, and the course couldn't pass through some of it. Personal preference though I think I'll stick to trails or rural races. Great for those chasing pbs though. Another fluorescent t-shirt! Date of review: February 18, 2013
In short: Absolutely epic - a 'race' seriously like no other!!! In full: I've been fortunate to do some extreme challenges, though this is undoubtedly up there as one of the hardest things I have ever done (not enough hill training probably didn't help!). Getting to the turn, and knowing what you had to go through again, is probably one of the hardest and most mentally challenging things you can go through as a runner. Absolutely brutal, utterly relentess, and purely a battle with yourself for self preservation. The marshalls were absolutely fantastic....always helpful, incredibly cheery and were out there longer than most runners. They seriously help make it the race it is and I can't thank them enough. I will treasure my t-shirt and superb medal forever as I don't intend to rush back in a hurry to do this (?).....at the moment though I can say I successfully competed the Olympicnic, and I say that with a huge amount of pride. Well done to everyone who took part, and through gritted teeth, a massive thanks to Dr Rob.....that was one hell of an event!! Date of review: June 24, 2012
In short: A brutal, well organised, gem of a race! In full: A great, low key, well organised, scenic race. What better way than to smash your body up over 13 miles of Surrey countryside, and then retire for a well earned lunch in one of the cracking nearby pubs? It was hot and hilly, and I was questioning what exactly I was doing there over the last 4 miles, however, loved every gruelling step. For the first time in my racing 'career' I was also awarded a spot prize. Brilliant! Date of review: July 24, 2011
In short: Excellent event. What a great start to the year!! In full: Wish I'd eased back on the New Years Eve imbiding as the first hill just about finished me! However, after that just went with it and got carried along with the camaraderie. Awesome turnout of runners in fancy dress. Well marshalled and very well received hot soup and roll at the end. Will be back next year! Date of review: January 1, 2010
In short: Glorious scenery, great organization and amazing value for money! In full: This was my first LDWA event, and it definitely won't be my last! This was a great alternative to a normal training run, and although not really a race, it was great to run round some superb scenery and fend for yourself by following the route descriptions. Whilst this added on more time.....who cares? More time to enjoy the views, and the delicious spread of food at the checkpoints! The banquet of food at the end was just what I needed after 26 undulating miles. Amazing value, I'll definitely be back for me of these! Thank you to all the organisers. Date of review: October 18, 2009
In short: For anyone looking for a challenge with a difference, this is it!! In full: Having done a few road marathons this year, and having a reasonable level of base fitness, I was keen to try something a little different.......this seriously ticked all the boxes.
Having followed an event tailored training programme, I felt ready and confident to cover the challenge of 3 marathons over 3 consecutive days along the stunning South West Coastal Path.
The whole 3 days were incredibly well organised and supported. Despite being provided with maps, you couldn't go too far wrong as long as you kept the sea on your right! This aside, there were well supported checkpoints every 10km which were well equiped with food and drinks.
The sense of achievement of covering 78.6 miles over 3 days is unbelievable, and certainly something that I never thought I'd find myself doing.
If you want to push yourself a little more, then have a look at this. I would seriously recommend it!
Thanks Votwo for a great weekend, and particularly for the pasty at the finish, I think it was well deserved! Date of review: October 2, 2007
In short: A great day out, though the longest 'marathon' I think I've done! In full: Musn't grumble too much for what was a very scenic route, and my own fault for not doing enough long runs, however feel this was definitely longer than 26.2. My Garmin read 27.1 and bearing in mind lost coverage through several wooded areas....is that still a little conservative.
This aside a great day out, weather was just right and certainly appreciated the big bowls of jelly babies at various check points. Very friendly organisers and marshalls all the way round. The refreshments at the finish were certainly appreciated too.
For anyone wanting a run with bit of difference I would definitely recommend it. Date of review: August 13, 2007
In short: Well organised, great support, good scenery, and a PB! In full: Having struggled in the heat of London was apprehensive as to how the legs would feel and came home almost 25 minutes faster!! Shame about the wind so am wondering how much faster I may have gone!
Superb start and finish, though a shame more of the course actually isn't in Edinburgh itself. Great crowd support and well manned drink stations (thanks), though would agree that mile markers seemed slightly erratic.
All in all a great experience. Will spread the word for next year!! Date of review: May 28, 2007
In short: Fast and well marshalled race In full: Great organisation overall apart from the lack of loos. Slightly mundane running around the business park but using this race purely as a marathon speed run, at least you knew what was coming. Very well marshalled course and very friendly support team at the finish. Thanks MAC Date of review: April 7, 2007