In short: Excellent event and well organised In full: Second time of running Brighton and had a great time. The crowds a simply awesome and the atmosphere overall, superb The industrial stretch at 20 miles is known as "The Road To Hell", it's nasty and comes at the wrong part of the race as people begin to 'wall'. HOWEVER, this is actually a brilliant twist to the reputation of the course, keep it there. It's a real test of character and an immense achievement to battle through it.
The water cups meant more frequent feed stations. The organisers need to better publicise the technique of crushing the tops of the cups to create a spout. This works a treat and I ran bottle free for the first time and was well hydrated in warm/sunny conditions.
Managed a 6 minute PB and qualified for London next year. A fantastic day beside the seaside, beside the sea! Date of review: April 13, 2015
In short: Well organised. Will be back for more. In full: At last, a HM with proper water bottles! The start pens were narrow and not marshalled, so some slow runners got in near the front making for a slow and congested first mile. Course had many long slow inclines that stop this being a propr PB event. Excellent inaugural event. Well done to the organisers. Date of review: March 10, 2014
In short: Yet again an excellent event In full: Another year, another PB at Fleet. Excellent marshals and very well organised. the only downer was the trek through quagmire to get to the start. Better signposting and maybe some matting if it rains next year. Also, the tight turn at the very end was getting more dangerous as the finishers went through. Maybe this should be reviewed for the next rain affected race? Apart from that, well done all involved and see you next year! Date of review: March 17, 2008
In short: Another little cracker, well done Fleet. In full: Yet another PB at Fleet even though the weather was warm. Would be nice if the race started at around 10.30 or earlier. Always a pleasure to run this event. Many thanks to the marshals and volunteers who really make this event what it is...Excellent! Date of review: March 13, 2007
In short: Cracking little event...and it's free! In full: Dedication of the organiser has kept this event going for 19 years. He hasn't missed one yet. The handicap system works pretty well for the small field comprising of runners of all levels. Will definitely be back next month. Thanks to Jim and his team. Date of review: December 6, 2006
In short: Good atmosphere, such a shame about the walkers and slow runners at the front In full: Something really has to be done about the walkers and slow runners at the front of this event. Someone will get seriously hurt one day. I was hoping for a sub 1.39 and even had an orange number to state I was one of the quicker ones. Ended up with a 1.45 thanks to the inconsiderate fools who caused a danger to themselves and everyone around them by not starting from a realistic time point. The problems continued right up to the final mile. Not good enough! Apart from that, the crowd were good and the travel organisation with Nirvana Europe was excellent. Probably won't do this again until they sort out the slow runners/walkers getting in the way, the timing chip and the water station signing. Date of review: September 29, 2004