In short: Defintely one of my all time favourites In full: Second time I have done this race, first time was in 2011 when it was just too hot for me. 2014 weather was perfect; sunny but not too hot, with a pleasant breeze. The scenery is spectacular on this run; fields of rapeseed, views over the downs, bluebell woods, pretty villages with trees in blossom. The organization cant be faulted; it really is effortless. The course is really well marked, with tape, flour and mounted arrows. I carried the directions but really didn't need them. I managed to miss out on the t shirt and creme egg somehow but my husband appreciated the free tea and coffee and biscuits whilst he was waiting for me to finish. The opportunity to have a shower and a meal is excellent. I hope to be able to do it in 2015.A huge thank you to Compton Harriers for putting on this fantastic race. Maybe next year I will be brave enough to attempt the 40..... Date of review: April 20, 2014
In short: Definitely one of the best races, and I've run a fair few! In full: Totally agree with the rest of the comments made. It was an amazing race. I didn't know about the Hills until I reached them - probably shouldn't have bounded along so fast at the start to have had s bit more energy to tackle those hills. But I was running them with a smile on my face!
Only small quibbles - no tea or beer left at the end ( I was position 501/617) and the strains of the brass band faded as I ran up the last hill which was a bit disappointing. They had gone by the time I finished. But small things compared to the overall great experience. I shall be back next year! Date of review: July 2, 2012
In short: A shock to the system for a road runner like me, but enjoyed the scenery and the sense of achievement of having finished In full: I usually do 2 hours for a road half marathon and did 2 hours 25 minutes for this one which gives you some idea of the terrain. A good change from the road though Date of review: July 19, 2009