In short: great race to marshal In full: I never get tired seeing inspiration in front of my very eyes when these events take place - everyone was brilliant , faced their demons and came away bigger and better for the challenges they overcame - amazing !! Date of review: June 15, 2015
In short: One of the Uks best trail runs - the Kent Weald is very picturesque In full: Wonderful organization , marshals very friendly and supportive and knowledgable telling runners they had competed 6 miles 13.1 miles and how far the next check point would be , really great to get accurate information especially when fatigue kicks in , food and drink and energy items were perfect ! Date of review: May 24, 2015
In short: Greensand Glorious In full: Another fantastic event organised by Rob and his team , really fantastic but realistically tough trail route out and back, because it was autumn you get some amazing scenary for the entry . The Surrey Hills are beautiful this time of year and weather conditions in 2014 were also perfect for marathon running . Brilliant marshals who were both highly encouraging and polite to all the tired runners giving us a real positive boost when we needed it - thank you !
In short: Lovely Surrey marathon run In full: Great route , narrow in parts but if you love the trail runs there can be few finer than this undulating and twisting route in and around Farnham , the views are amazing and the marshals and support people from the Rotary Club made me feel so glad to be in England and a beautiful September morning /afternoon !! Date of review: September 24, 2014
In short: Another Munro bites the dust In full: Ok I was late for the Picnic , so did the a midsummer instead , it was still incredibly hard and despite my fitness levels not up to scratch I managed to throw in a sort of sprint downhill at the end, this was done more to gravity and momentum than my own physical exertion ! Brilliant crowd and superb marshals make this summer half and the marathon an absolute must for anyone who enjoys a real trail challenge. The only marathon with a dedicated bagpipe (Bob) player , well done everyone !! Date of review: June 21, 2014
In short: Wonderful runners , wonderful crowd and support , a wonderful world ! In full: Brilliant event to organise and run and given the feedback we want to make the event even better in 2015, we like to think as how would runners like to not their marathon and so every year we try to improve and build up the whole Richmond Park Marathon experience, because there really is nowhere on a earth like our event ! Date of review: May 19, 2014
In short: Probably one of Britains Best Half Marathons In full: Thoroughly enjoyable day watching the wife carrying race precede the Leith Hill half, great atmosphere tough running up to Surreys highest point at the scenic Leith Hill tower ! Superb running crowd and very happy and inspiring day in the Surrey Hills !!
In short: Mudfest don't wear a vest ! In full: Wonderful tough boggy slippy marathon, scenary amazing but this event is tough, why make things easy, life is always a challenge and looking back although I didn't smile for 25 miles , finishing felt brilliant and rewarding. Organisation was very very good. Date of review: March 3, 2014
In short: A bit pricey for £39 , several LDWA events are much better for £7 In full: There was a late start in the freezing cold , very shoddy marking , marshals not briefed properly and unaware of their location, distance and enthusiasm. I did thank them for being there , which we have to remember they do this for free..
The event needs auto registration by post , many more signs with huge yellow standout directions and mile markers and hire in some enthusiastic marshals to gel the whole event together. The scenary was breathtaking which makes the whole marathon route very special , if somewhat slippy in parts . Perhaps a summer date would be better to host this event ? Date of review: February 2, 2014
In short: Another one bites the sandust - Greensand Marathon 2011 In full: A fantastic out and back run in Surrey's glorious hills at the best time in autumn - a tough trail run with some of the most dramatic scenary you are like to see in the south of england Date of review: October 23, 2011