In full: A special race from a special mind... Having run this a few times before, i know about the never-ending stairs and the forever hills, but still i come back for more!! A great way to spend a saturday afternoon. As usual, superb organisation and fantastic marshalling. Date of review: July 2, 2013
In short: Shattered and broken, but one hell of an running experience. In full: This was the 1st endurance/ultra run we've done (entered as a male pair), so not sure what to expect. Throughly enjoyed the experience. Shattered and broken after 24hrs, but worth it. We Endured!! Good spirits thro-out, especially towards the solo & pair runners. A good mix of runners taking part, numerous teams of varying levels and numbers. An challenging undulated 5mile course of forest trails and farm tracks (although the final grass field mile got a bit tedious after 4/5 laps). Organisations seem spot-on. Food & drink constantly available, massage tent open through-out, toilets kept clean. Leant a lot from the experience and will be more prepared next time... Date of review: June 11, 2013
In short: a good fun 10mile off road run with a few teething problems. potential to become an excellent race. In full: The positives: a great course (can never go wrong with swinley forest). took in a good undulating route, using trail & forest paths. Obstacles were fun: cargo nets over a muddy & a deep wet ditch; a couple of long boggy ditch wades; a pond wade; forest hill zigzags; and u muddy tunnel to crawl thro... All entertaining in their own special way... lots of mud!!
the negatives: not enough route markers, arrows or marshals (most runners going wrong way at least once), swinley forest is v easy to get lost in. Bottle necking three times in 1st mile, maybe a staggered start next time. Misleading start address on website (but runner were emailed correct info pre race), which lead to long start delay. And no t-shirt as noted on RW. All of which are easily remedied for next time.
Good fun run, enjoyable despite problems. well done to the organisers. a special thanks to all the cadets around the course for putting up with the runners. Will be back in september.
In short: great off roader In full: only got praise for Dr Rob and everyone involved in this run. great out'n'back route through scenic Ashtead common. all off-road along forest trails. lots of friendly marshalls along the way keeping spirits up. topped off with a tech top and coaster (plus jaffa cakes). even bagged an off-road PB. great race. Date of review: September 21, 2011
In short: a good off road run, could be better - no ice In full: good course, not as tough as i expected. apart from a bit of bottle neck for 1st km, a good off road run. some good hills to get the heart pumping. brought own drink, so no water stations not an issue. smoothly organised, well marshalled. good t-shirt.
agree with other comments re dog, jesse's owner shouldn't been allowed to run unless it was on its lead. Date of review: January 25, 2011
In short: a great 10k trail run thro the Heath In full: 10k of trial run fun in the scenic setting of headley heath. well organised and marshalled. will be back again next year Date of review: July 1, 2010
In short: a great forest 5miler trail run In full: 5 miles of trial run fun through swinley forest. 1st half surprising flat, 2nd half nice and undulating. great fun. well marshalled and organised. will be back again next year Date of review: July 1, 2010
In short: An excellent 10k trail run In full: just over 10k of undulating trial run fun. struggling up sandy/stoney hills, winding thro pine trees and avoiding roots, ducking overhanging foliage - all on a hot summers night - what's not to enjoy. great fun. extremely well marshalled and organised (you can always trust a 2:09 event). great medal and good goodie bag. will be back again next year Date of review: July 1, 2010