In short: THE best 10 miler around In full: Second time for me of running this race. Like all of Nicky and Alan's at Events to Live's races, ran like clockwork. Loved running around the Top Gear track and then got really stuck into the run. Not a pb for me as been ill recently, but not far off. Yes it may be undulating at times but there are also lots of flats and downhills, so a pb is definitely a possibility. The marshals are super friendly and you get a fab atmosphere when you finish. Good touch having a choc bar at the end, and the obligatory yet good medal.
I just enjoyed this run - two of my friends got pbs, and then watched the 20 milers come in. The weather didn't ruin it either. Looking forward to the next one in March.
In short: Awesome alternative to London but please listen to us! In full: The general theme seems to be:
- sort out the commotion at the end of the race. Fab medal/t shirt, but as you leave the finish bit you are MOBBED by spectators. I hurt my foot during the race and almost got knocked over by the spectators waiting for their runners. Hardly any of them seem ed to be waiting by the lettered bit. It was a right hassle getting out of there.
- again with the stewards at the end, a few of them didn't know where certain places were, such as the charity marquees etc, and we were walking up and down looking for them. Granted though, we should have checked perhaps.
- round the industrial bit I found a fair few amount of supporters coming onto the course, a little annoying.
- perhaps look at the park and ride/road closures issue
- PLEASE don't raise entry numbers further. It would be ruined if to make more money, more entries were taken. It's a squeeze already at points, even up in the earlier runners, so please don't make it like London. Keep it a race accessible for all but try to keep a limit.
On the plus - an awesome race. Loved the support, the atmosphere. Yes very hot - but make sure you hydrate before the race and during, and apply your own sun tan lotion - p20 for me! I'd a shocker of a race but were it not for the supporters and organisers I would not have continued. I love coming to brighton with its unique atmosphere. So much nicer than London.
Onwards and upwards and well done. SO friendly. Thank you. Date of review: April 11, 2011
In short: Stunning yet challenging In full: I intended this as a training run and it acted as very good training. For me it was nice not to have to race but to stop when I felt like it, look at the views and enjoy it. Yes the hills were challenging but they were also amazing once you reached the top. I have read other reviews re the Marshalls and can understand why runners at the front would be annoyed but then accidents do happen and this was the first time the race was run. The organisers of this race successfully organise many other fantastic events and I am sure this will be remedied. I cannot imagine them not apologising, they are just not like that. Whilst that may not be of any help to those affected it is a risk one takes in entering a new event. Also remember that the organisers and the marshalls give up their time to stage these events. I felt very angry on their behalf calling the marhsalls morons as I know many of the marshalls myself and they were kids, local runners and friends of the organisers. I am sure the organisers did everything possible to prevent this but it was one of those things.
I am sure this race will become a big annual local event with a good following. I did the 15 mile run myself but can also see the appeal of the relay!
Thanks to everyone!!! Date of review: November 29, 2010
In short: Awesome. Challenging hills but great support. Well organised and very friendly. In full: Don't expect a PB but still great training. Thoroughly enjoyed it. Thanks guys, PS fab t shirt too. Date of review: September 5, 2010