In short: Hard, gives you a sense of achievement In full: I would like to thank the marshals, organisers photographers and all the helpers on making a great day. An awful lot of people went into making this event a real success. The wind was horrendous at times, and some of the puddles could easily have swallowed me up. But, the help and encouragement got me through and I feel that any other marathon that I do this year will be a lot easier. See you next year, I need to improve on my time.
Thanks very much on a great day.... Date of review: March 4, 2014
In short: Booked my place for 2014 already !! In full: This was one of my more memorable races of 2013. As I live in Croydon I am a bit biased it gave me a new outlook on the area. What a great traffic free route. It felt more like an adventure run, beware of the bull and the electric fence still bring a smile to my face. As a new race it had teething problems, but it was great value and good fun. I remember really enjoying this run. I have booked my place for 2014 already. Date of review: January 10, 2014
In short: Lots of rain ... Very memorable In full: I had a good run. A lot of the route is along the tow path covered by trees, on a sunny day we would have had a lot of shade, which would have suited me. Instead it was raining, this kept the routes clear of pedestrians which was great improves my time and less obstacles to contend with. When it started bucketing down all I concentrated on was getting to the finish faster which improved my time. Great day..See you next year. Date of review: August 25, 2013
In short: great day In full: Really enjoyed the marathon great location. Marshalls and organisation was superb. Coming back with my son next year, he will be doing his first half marathon...Looking forward to it already Date of review: August 12, 2013
In short: Great day, marshals were exceptional I really enjoyed it. In full: I really enjoyed the day, great location I will do this again. The weather was ideal, the hills weren't so bad. Car parking was great. The crowds were superb and the marshals were exceptional. Date of review: May 8, 2013
In short: Lots of hills a good challenge. In full: Lots of hills and a great big one at the end. Will help me get a good time on a flatter course. Great day very hard but I enjoyed it, I think.... Date of review: April 10, 2013
In full: I haven't done much running for about 12 years, haven't had the time to train. I still haven't got the time to train much, but I decided to get back into it. I use to run around Boxhill and Dorking about 20 years ago and enjoyed it then. One of my first runs this year was the Boxhill half marathon, very hard I forgot what the steps were like, but I had a huge sense of achievement and a crappy time. I will have a go at the marathon next year, hopefully.I relearnt an awful lot of hard leasons cramp, etc... The Greensand Marathon, what a great day all fired much better time(for me still struggling to find time to train). Great route, great running weather for me (puddles a bit deep, I could have done with a snorkel at one stage). I would recommend this run to anybody that enjoys running. Date of review: November 5, 2012