Firstly thank you very much for organising the Pilgrims at the weekend. My first ultra and what a great experience. All the comments I had read about your previous events were true, very well organised and extremely friendly. I also understand I won a trophy for V50 on the second day so my apologies for not being there at the prize giving but I hadn't even considered the possibility that I might have won anything, that was another first for me!
Thanks again to you and your team for yesterday's Chiltern Challenge Ultra. It was brilliantly organised and without doubt the most enjoyable running event I have ever participated in (it was also my first ultra). I chose to leave my running watch at home and just run free - quite a liberating experience. As a road-runner I have clearly been missing out on something special all these years - I am now hooked on ultra and look forward to taking part in this event again next year!
Just a quick note to say thank you for organising a brilliant day at the Chiltern Challenge.
I have done quite a few races and this was one of the best organised.
The check points were well stocked and the Marshalls were brilliant. It was so nice to have people offering to fill water bottles, especially towards the end of the race when I was getting tired and the simplest of tasks takes a lot of energy.
THIS WAS ALSO THE BEST MARKED COURSE I'VE RUN - AND THAT'S SO REASSURING IN A LONG RACE.