In short: Ran like Clockwork in a beautiful location In full: A lovely race with the weather this year being very very hot it was also challenging. Horses, hundreds of dear, the scenery is magnificent and the stewarding / aid stations were some of the best most positive I have ever experienced.
The first aid station looked like a full blown medical faciclity with St Johns medcis riding around the course (7 mile circuit) on MTBs, thankfully I didn't need them!!
After being coaxed into this race at the Knacker Cracker I can't recommend this race highly enough. Great value for money
In short: A lot of up!! In full: Great race that in 2014 was on the hottest day of the year yet. A real leg burner. Incredible value for money, T-Shirt, Medal, Pint Glass & a post race fry up. Brilliant. Thanks to all the marshalls for jelly baby's and encouragement Date of review: March 16, 2014
In short: Howling wind, pouring rain, steep hills, Loads of mud but great fun In full: Great race. Unfortunately due to the horrendous weather a sign blew away and the race was a bit shorter than planned. But hey stuff happens. Really enjoyed it and some of the fancy dress costumes were brilliant. Great way to kick off the year. Thanks Rob Date of review: January 1, 2014
In short: Awesome In full: My first Marathon and what a race. Absolutely brilliant the organisation was perfect, water station every 3 miles, locals out on the streets giving great support and three killer hills. Throw in perfect weather and you have a day to remember. Date of review: October 29, 2012
In short: Awesome In full: I completed the half (my first) whilst a friend completed the full (his first). Without doubt a superb race. Organisation was brilliant lots of marshalls who were excellent, tough terrain but the course layout was such that the more inexperienced runners could still compete. Goody bag was ridiculously good value, coaster, t-shirt, salomon socks, water bottle, gel bottle, and gels. Will be back next year to do the full. Can see it being a sellout as soon as entries open. Thank you to Matt the organiser, the Marshalls and all the competitors who made it such a special day. Diolch Date of review: June 25, 2012
In short: Fantastic organisation on a glorious day In full: I don't normally run road races, It was also the biggest race that I've ever entered.
The organisation was excellent, I had been dreading the baggage drop but I barely paused when dropping and collecting my bag.
The course started in The Mall, along the Embankment into the City, past Bank and back along the Embankment to the Mall via Parliament Square. Great route for those people who never see much of London.
The crowds were brilliant, cheering everyone along and helped create a great atmosphere.
The "water misters" were pointless but there was plenty of water on the route (as well as toilets!)
As for value for money, you can't have an event that hosts 10,500 runners through cnetral London on a summers day AND runs like absolute clockwork for just a few pounds.
Would I do it again? Even though I dislike road runnng yes I would and have already signed up for next years race. Date of review: May 28, 2012
In short: Lovely run across the North Downs. In full: A well organised race starting in Denbies wine estate with plenty of Marshalls and three water/gel stations.
Lots of encouragement from the marshalls who were very friendly as well as a few locals dotted around the course. The only gripe I have (and this is personal taste) is that there was a bit too much tarmac. It was otherwise a great day good value for money with a nice race T-shirt at the end too. Date of review: May 21, 2012
In short: Great Fun In full: As with the Original Grim the Duathlon takes place on the Army vehicle testing ground in Aldershot. Good enjoyable course with the bike route having various challenges from pedalling in sand to wading through water.
Not particularly technical but you need to keep your wits about you.
Enjoyable well organised day, for those who care - a fantastic goody bag but disappointing T-shirt compared to The Grim one. As far as I'm concerned thouigh this race is very good value for money. Date of review: October 25, 2011