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I did a search and found the knacker cracker whacker thingy race.this looks awesome!
I live only about 30 mins from Box Hill.
I have done 2 10K this years and just finished a half maratho last Sunday.
So this is a mega hrad one? Please do let me know what you think of it?
Ole.....................I am up for this.
Just spoke to my wife and mentioned it was New Years day and she said GREAT we can bring the kids and have a bite to eat afterwards...................It does sound like a whacker nacker in the nethier regions!!!!!!!!!!!!
Will complete online early next week.
What do you get for your £28?????? Lobster and Salmon!!!
Hiya Dr Rob,
Am about to enter the KC (as I've done Ashtead and Munro this year, I ought to do this one really).
I might dress up then....Tell me, would it be too headachy to organise a 'fun run' for the little ones as well!??? My daughter just ran her first 1.5 miles race and is asking for more!
The price seems as steep as Box Hill, but you do get value for money - the feeling of goodness with a big chunk going to charity and the privilige of running/climbing/crawling the toughest 10k in Britain. Plus, a carrot.
This run is an experience. Something you'll look back on with pride (and a wince of remembered pain).
My family still think I'm mad to be doing this again, but that's runners for you - we're not completely normal...
Is the route waymarked? I know Boxhill is the route for Surrey's only Fell Race, but just wondering how this one differs?
Its obvious from the times that its tough - that I can cope with, but navigation totally floors me
There's uphill and there's Boxhill - big difference. Generally add at least 25% to your normal 10k time. You won't be running all the route, and if you're like me you'll be crawling up the steps from the stepping stones....
Hi Guys! I've run three marathons this year, and several other race, but it was my crazy husband who said 'let's enter this; it'll be fun!' As you can guess, he is regretting it now - but I won't let him back out!
We live a 10 minute run from Box Hill, and I'm really looking forward to this madness! Worth every penny, I reckon!
As my usually idea of a rough surface is when it has been raining the night before and the paths in the park are muddy, can I ask - what kind of shoes are needed for this? Or doesn't it matter as my legs will have dropped of within the fisrt km?
after the 1sk km, there'll be an inch thick coating of mud on your trainers it won't matter...
as long as your trainers have some good grip, either road or off-road does the trick, preferably cushioned (a lot of downhill). Surfaces very from track, grass, road, rocks and mud. Won't recommend new white ones...
Might be tempted as fairly local.
Looks excellent, but I'm a jogger not a runner (see thread somewhere else about the difference), does it matter just how slow you go?
The start is not the steps up from the cafe is it?
NE6 - the start is up Burfott Slope (hill parallel to zig zag road) all the way to the old fort!!
The steps don't appear 'til near the end - down to the stepping stones and back up!?! (they should be a smiley for pain)
If anyone is thinking of turning up on the day on the off-chance of a place, I would say it was well worth it.
I have run both the KC and the double-length Midsummer Munro half - both painful and satisfyting in equal measures. The only real problem would come if anyone voluntarily entered either race for the second time: D'oh... I suspect my advanced years are starting to play havoc with my memory.
Seriously, there is no better way to prove how out of shape you are if training for a spring marathon. I hope it will galvanise my training plan for FLM 08.
Deepest respect to Dr Robert and his merry band of marshals. It's likely to be brass monkeys out there, and this is no "quick 10k and it's all over" event.
See you on New Years day.