Well done to the organizers! Great atmosphere, great marshaling! The route was amazing!
i now understand why it's called the Hurt!
Lets just get this out there first....Yes it does live up to its name, yes it does Hurt and Yes it is in Hurtwood...
I love this event, last year i did the 10.5K so decided to go the full distance this year...I was not disappointed, and whilst its 2 laps of the same course that for me is also part of the appeal.
The first half is all about pacing and the mental battle of knowing you have to do this for a second time. the second lap, you can enjoy, its all downhill, well in distance at least!!
Yes its hard, yes there are ups and downs, yes my legs still ache; but equally it a beautiful run, glorious views from the top and a great sense of being part of something amazing.
The oganisation; easy, marshalling support; fab, drinks and sweeties on route; great and of course the much saught after brownies to finish, not to mention a nice medal too!
A definte must do and one i'll do again next year! Hills, what hills ;-)