Winnie-the-Pooh Challenge

Info: This race was a 5.25mile loop where you had up to 6 hours to complete as many or as few laps as you liked.

Location: ★★★★☆
Organisation: ★★★★★
Cost: ££
Course: ★★★★☆
Medal/extras: ★★★★☆
Morale: ★★★★☆

Location: ★★★★☆
The race was held at Ashdown Forest (where Winnie-the-Pooh was written). A glorious part of the country with spectacular views. However, with the heavy rainfall the day prior this race was boggy making it that little bit more challenging.

Organisation: ★★★★★
The event was well organised with volunteers, and an aid stations offering water, treats and even vegan snacks. The figure or eight loop was easy to follow with signs and taping, addtionally volunteers helped runners cross the country lane avoiding the speedy cars. The brief at the start along with the website information made the event easy to understand.

Cost: ££
This event cost £39. But honestly it was so worth it!

Course: ★★★★☆
I personally love ‘laps’ so this course was perfect in my eyes. The laps were a figure of eight shape, the first half was a very hilly, muddy course. The second half certainly wasn’t flat, but instead a light up or down hill depending where on the hill you where. Overall the course was wet and boggy making it a technical race.

Medal/extras: ★★★★☆
The race medal is amazing quality!
Perks included:
1. Aid Station
2. Good quality bib
3. Toilets
4. Free parking
5. Super goodie bag of chocolate and snacks
The only reason I did not give the final star was because there were no photographers for this race.

Morale: ★★★★☆
All the volunteers were friendly and athletes were supportive. The volunteers were amazing at using your name, making the experience feel that little bit more personal. It was a long day for the volunteers 6+ hours but they never failed to share a smile and encouraging word!

Thank you Saxons, Vikings and Normans for this event! As always check out findarace.com to book this event next year!

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