In short: Scenic, sunny but challenging! In full: I'm not by nature a trail runner, this was my first trail 1/2 marathon and I'm still recovering from injury in March.
That said I gave it a go and was treated some some beautiful views I wouldn't miss. It is a tough run and I ran a large proportion of it with no-one else in sight. The signage is great all the way up to the city where the signage was poor/stolen!
Organisers are great, volunteers are very supportive and friendly, medal is nice and heavy and there was a good atmosphere at the end.
One to do if you fancy pushing yourself......and discovering muscles you didn't realise you had :-) Date of review: August 15, 2016
In short: Beautiful course and a lovely atmosphere In full: This is my 4th half marathon but my 1st at Eastbourne, the route is challenging between mile 2 and 4 with quite a steep hill and the wind can be against you. However its a lovely run and the public and volunteers are very supportive. I'd recommend this over Brighton everyday of the week. Date of review: March 5, 2015
In short: You'll talk of this for years to come! In full: Scenic and hilly but a definite must if you fancy a challenging cross country run. I'm new to XC and came in not far off last but I loved it and would do it again! Date of review: March 5, 2015
In short: For every adult who is a big kid at heart! In full: Very hot this year and whilst water stations were advertised at 1, 4, 6 and 9 km they were all in the same spot! Brought fluid with me but not nearly enough on the course given the weather. Other than that a good 5km and 10km course for a beginner or elite hero/villain! Date of review: May 21, 2014
In short: Great weather, nice run, poor start organisation In full: The organisation this year didn't seem to be as good as 2013, the loo queues were ridiculous and lots of non runners in lines. Not easy to see how to get in the right pen and no-one to help. Once the race started the water/drink stations were better this year and all the volunteers on the course were great, especially after mile 8. Weather couldn't have been better. Distinct lack of toilets along the course this year. A good second run, got a pb but I think I'll try another half in future. Date of review: February 20, 2014