In short: Stunning place to run with hills a plenty. Lots of marshals with a small race feel In full: I loved this race. Made for a fantastic weekend away and I would run it again. The only issue is that in the couple of weeks leading up to the race I tried to contact the organisers through email, twitter, facebook and their own website with no response. I confronted the race director about the issue and he apologised which I felt was genuine. Date of review: September 29, 2015
In short: Prepare for the hills. What goes up must come down!! In full: My 2nd Badger half, and tougher than I remember from last year!! I was fitter then which is probably why. The race is fantastic, loved it all the way up and back down ;-) Organisation was really good, just one more marshal towards the end would have been good as a few people seemed to miss the entrance to the pathway. But in truth that was the most minor of grips in an otherwise flawless race (cant believe I have even bothered to type about the that small negative).
Do this race next year, its fantastice!! Date of review: September 5, 2010
In short: Great race, my third visit to the Bog of Doom!! In full: I decided to go for it this time around and ran my fastest Hellrunner. I think I should have trained a little more for the hills but I still managed to knock 10 mins of my time from last year!! Was it shorter this year? Date of review: November 15, 2009
In short: A decent Sunday morning blast around Fleet In full: Being a local club runner the course is only a slight variation on our handicap night route. The race was well organised and the slight inclines do take their toll, well atleast they did on me!! I think its a decent race thats worth doing, a good race for just blasting around as fast as able.
I also supplied the lead car for the race, just a shame I didnt run fast enough to keep up with it!!
In short: Superb marathon to pop my marathon cherry :-) In full: I was on the bus that couldnt make it up the hill, but managed to thumb a lift with some random Austrian runners who drove past!! BIG thanks for the lift guys, seems I still owe you a beer!!
Besides the bus issues it was a wicked race.
The hills were a constant part of the race, though never a real problem if you do any sort of hill work in training.
The post race meal with live music rounded it off for me 100%. I will be back to tangle again with Nessie in a few years I am sure.
In short: Dont be fooled the hills are killer!! BUT, this has serious favourite race potential In full: My wife and I wanted to do this race as a pre Loch Ness Marahon race because of the hills to test how our traing is going. The race has fantastic, every marshal was enthusiastic, clapping and cheering. I loved the feeling this race gave me as it was Very well organised, superb goody bag, T-shirt, socks and even a beer!! The hills were MUCH harder than I expected but I love a good hill so I didnt mind.
I will be back next year...... Date of review: September 6, 2009
In short: My first Half, amazing crowds and atmosphere inspiring!! In full: I live in Fleet and loved walking to the event (10 mins). This was the race that got me into running when I spectated 2 years ago, I am now pleased to say that I have participated and achieved a respectable time of 1:36. I was blown away by the crowds of locals that clapped and wooped all the way around!!! Organisation seemed butter smooth and there were by far the most drink stations I have seen in a single race, with different types of drinks on offer.
A huge thanks to the residents of Fleet and the marshalls for inspiring me for 13.1 miles.