In short: A reasonable race In full: big thanks to all marshals for the support throughout the day, without you the race wouldn't happen. This years race was extremely demanding due to the thick mud along route.
I do have a couple of questions someone might be able to help me with,
1, Can anyone point in the direction of the sports literature that suggests using Pork Pies, Cocktail sausages, mini scotch eggs etc (cheap kids party food) as the performance nutrition for endurance exercise?
I don't think I saw one piece of fruit at any aid station throughout the day!
2, What's with the Zero Calorie GU electrolyte drinks?
In short: This hurts....Proper! In full: This race is a true test of endurance, stamina and sanity! Finishing this race, regardless of the time, and collecting the medal is worth the blood, sweat and tears. The support from the marshals and the camaraderie among the runners was great as usual. On the final push up the steps, I swore that I would burn my shoes and never run again, but as I ran down the slope for the final time, I knew I"d be needing them again. One man suit fully zipped up, if a little frayed around the edges. Well done Rob on another great event. I"ll be back for more. Date of review: June 25, 2012
In short: Wet and muddy but not as tuff as expected.. In full: Toughest terrain to run on out of the series, due to the uneven ground across the fields. With the wind and rain it could have been called the wildman. The long hill up to the finish was a real energy sapper, though the course as a whole was not as tough as the Mudman one. The organisation was good as usual and the marshaling. Only issue is the people running with dogs have been given places in the age prize categories rather then in their own dog one, which seems a bit unfair on those running without dogs. Otherwise a good race. Date of review: February 6, 2011
In short: A nice, not too challenging 2 lap race. In full: A much easier course than the Mudman event. Didn't get off to a good start as some silly woman decided to start at the front of the race with her dog NOT on a lead, getting under everyones feet, nearly tripping me and several other runners over. She was also using a MP3/ipod, when it clearly states in the rules not too. All the other runners with dogs seemed to start at the back of the field, on leads and were no problem during the race. Other than that i enjoyed the race, maybe a water station at the half way point next time. Date of review: January 23, 2011
In short: A challenging course around Box hill. In full: Thanks to Dr Rob and all the marshalls for a great race. It was the first time doing the KC will be back next year for another go. Don't know why people are moaning about the mass start as most races start that way and I wouldn't want to be blocking the faster runners trying to get past me on the narrow paths. It also made for a great atmosphere at the start. Goodies were excellent and I particularly like the colour changing mug and the names on back of the top. Date of review: January 1, 2011
In short: A tough little challenge with a few obstacles In full: A tough undulating start to a coarse packed with obstacles. An enjoyable atmosphere throughout the event. Well worth a go. Shame about the extortionate prices for the photos... £7.95 each... for a download! WOW! Date of review: October 27, 2010
In short: A challenging course through the Surrey hills, well worth a try. In full: This is a well organised race, excellent marshaling throughout the course giving lots of encouragement. The course was well marked so no getting lost, which is always good. Easy to find with lots of parking and none of the chaos that you find at the large marathon events. Good quality waist bag, medal and running top with all the runners names on the back which is a really nice touch. It was hard and I'm aching but I'll be back next year for another go. Date of review: October 20, 2010