In short: Tough but great race In full: Fantastic scenery. Great marshalling. First time with timing chips this year but no problems. Lots of tough ups & downs though all pretty short. Great race & thank goodness wasn't last weekend! Date of review: May 13, 2012
In short: Good time at the seaside! In full: Great race. Small, friendly, good for those at the front & the back. Probably the best goody bag I've ever got - included huge toblerone plus a can of strongbow! And really nice slate coasters for those doing the double. Lucky with the weather both days - there's nowhere to hide next to the sea if the rain really hits.
Despite having to turn around every three and a bit miles and go through a gate each lap, time wasn't bad - was within a few minutes of PB. Date of review: December 12, 2011
In short: Great race but so, so hard In full: Fantastic route, great organisation, fabulous tshirt plus medal plus belt buckle. All round very very good. But those steps at box hill. I hate the steps at box hill. And with the 100 you need to do them twice! Aaahghgh!!
But if you want to run a 100 (or a 50 or probably a trail marathon as well) then do thiz one. Date of review: August 15, 2011
In short: Really hard but great fun In full: I knew about the bog, but somehow didn't realise quite how much would be running up hills or mounds and then straight back down the other side - far too steep to run. Mostly a really tough, really good trail run then they throw in a couple of mud baths / lakes just to make things a bit more interesting. Lots of fun, great scenery, great run, well organised, nice goody bag. Good stuff. As that other lot used to say - just do it! Date of review: November 28, 2010
In short: The tough one! In full: Do you know what 3450ft of climb means? It means 12% of the way to the top of Mt Everest! And the weather this year was AWFUL. But fantastic organisation, lovely biscuits etc on the way round. And for once I was even thinking about doing it next year before I finished.... Date of review: May 2, 2010