In short: Half Marathon - beautiful course, organisation not so good In full: Beautiful course with lovely views and scenery. Hills not so steep as some, but quite alot of them. Bit of a delayed start, and annoying to be given marathon t-shirts and medals when only done the half (probably even more annoying for those who've done the full) - given there seemed to be 400+ in the half, it's not so difficult to have t-shirts printed (other events do...) Date of review: June 8, 2013
In short: Beautiful through the snowy woods... when you could lift your eyes from the muddy track In full: Wonderful marshalls, smiling even in the snow. Nice out-and-back route with more uphill than you expect on the way back. You could feel the temperature drop below zero as you climbed to the top, with a tower looking v pretty in the snow. Love the carrots at the end - and cool hat as well as T-shirt this year. Date of review: March 24, 2013
In short: Beautiful scenery, varied course, but a long last mile! In full: I thought organisation was fine, and not as bad as many other rate it. Baggage, loos, marshalling etc all good, and I don't really mind about the plastic water cups. Some lucozade as well as water would have been nice at one of stops. The race really is in gorgeous scenery - so much nicer than Royal Parks in London on the same day. Date of review: October 9, 2012
In short: very well organised, friiendly, not too big, nice scenery In full: All organanisation like clockwork - plenty of loos/great baggage drop-off/friendly and efficient marshalls. Slightly undulating course through nice countryside, with great support at Leigh village and coming back into Tonbridge Date of review: September 25, 2012
In short: beautiful scenery, tough hills, muddy tracks, friendly, carrots at finish - what more could you ask for? In full: Great race, generally very well organised, (except the marshals who decided some of us were having it too easy, so sent us off on a 1km - 2km detour, but at least it gives us an excuse for our times). Using jockeys' changing rooms gave everyone a chance to weigh in and somewhere warm to wait for the start. Free tea and coffee, entertainment from the lady morris dancers and National Anthem, all gave us a great start.
Beautiful course, which I could see when I occasionally managed to look up from trying to keep on my feet and struggle up the hills. Super atmosphere - really friendly and encouraging - with every Marshall cheering you on and telling you how well you're doing. At the finish, free beer, carrots, t-shirt with everyones' names, jaffa cakes.... Great! Date of review: November 28, 2011