In short: Beautiful scenery, friendly atmosphere In full: I did the 13 mile course. This was my 1st proper trail race. It was well marked, only a few places where you had to stop and have a good look for the markers. My only other gripe would be that when I registered they had run out of maps. Overall there was a really friendly atmosphere. The course was one of the most scenic Ive ever run. The terrain was challenging as you'd expect. I really enjoyed the variety of the terrain. Id very happily do it again.
In short: Wonderful atmosphere! In full: Theres probably not much to say that people dont already know..... The atmosphere was incredible - having the Red Arrows and Mo Farrah start your race is really something special! I dont know how they do it with so many people but the organisation was flawless. The finish is certainly the scenic highlight of the course - beautiful! A great race! Date of review: September 18, 2011
In short: Fantastic race! In full: This was my 1st Hellrunner experience and I wasnt disappointed! It was a really really fun race. Great mix of terrain, the bogs were insane - I doubt Ive ever smelled so bad! Finishing in the 'Bog of Doom' was hilarious!! I would certainly recommend wearing old clothes/shoes - optimally stuff that you could just throw away afterwards - your white shoes will never look the same again!!! Nice goodie-bag with good tech t-shirt. My only suggestion would be an extra water-station. 1 really didnt feel like enough and theres no way you can keep a water bottle clean going through the bogs.... Over-all I loved it and would definitely do it again! Date of review: September 12, 2011
In short: Most fun I've had at a race in a long time! In full: This was a really fun race. I parked up about 2 minutes before the race was due to start (sat nav had a temper tantrum!) The marshals were really nice and got me to the start line. All through the race they were great. I dont think I've ever come across such enthusiastic volunteers - they were so encouraging! The route was lovely - a mix of road, canal pathway and forest paths. Challenging climbs in places but a good mixture of up/down/flat. The goody bag was nice. A t-shirt would have been good, maybe next year? Overall, it was a lovely way to spend a Sunday morning and I'd definitely do it again. Date of review: August 7, 2011