Some Comments from the 2019 race:
"I just wanted to say a big thank you for such an amazing event this year. It was my first ultra (I haven't even done a marathon before!), but I really enjoyed coming back to the island I grew up on and running around it with my sister. Thanks again to everyone involved in planning the event and volunteering on the day. I'll be back again next year!"
"Many thanks for organising such a great and friendly race in such beautiful scenery. We will certainly look at "steps" in a different way.
I have recommended the race to our local running club, and if not next year, will aim to do it again another year.""Thanks again for putting on such a fantastic event. Looking forward to another trip to the Island to see you all again in November."
"Great event and will definitely be back next year."
"Thank you all for putting on another excellent round-the-island tour of Guernsey. It's always fun to circumnavigate an entire island on foot, although those cliffs are still a bit pesky.
"You and the team put so much hard work into the race and it really is a massive credit to you. From the friendly atmosphere in the run-up to the event, to the personal service and attention to detail on the day. (Thanks for saving me an orange, watermelon and ice lolly at CP3!!). You certainly don't get that kind of attention, or value, at any other race I've ever done."https://racecheck.com/races/guernsey-ultra/#reviews
Some comments from the 2019 entry forms:
"The 2018 race was so good well run and friendly that I couldn't not run it again in 2019. I'm excited already!!"
"Volunteering for the 2018 race was a great experience. I'd recommend volunteering as good mental training for Ultra runners."
"I had such a lovely time in 2018 doing my first ultra I can't wait to come back n do all those stairs again!!!"
"I hate long runs and sweat a lot...."
"I am moving to Guernsey this week and an experienced trail runner looking to become part of the community. I completed a Colorado mountain marathon two weeks ago the Dubai marathon in January and a 43 mile mountain race in the Appalachians in Dec."
"I am signed up for the 2019 Comrades Marathon and desperately hoping to get a late entry for the GU36... I will have run a trail 50k race (Roche Abbey Ultra) by May 19th."
"Training for 100km in June so would welcome chance to use this race 3weeks before as a 'test' run for kit and nutrition."
for a well organised and beautiful race on Sunday, the volunteers couldn't have
been more helpful and the course was as stunning as I remembered. - Pete, Finisher 2018
you for organising such a wonderful event on Sunday. Helen and I absolutely
loved it. It was so well organised and the marshals were great. Always
cheerful, incredibly helpful with refilling camelback water reservoirs
etc and also advising our family and support team where to meet us etc. . . . It was easy to navigate and quite fun spotting the orange ribbons (Helen
always beat me, spotting them first). The cliff paths were definitely tough but
they didn’t defeat us and happily Helen and I got to the end of the race with
sore legs and feet but very much in one piece, injury free and still friends
after 8 hours of running. - Lindsay, Finisher 2018
Thank you for a brilliant introduction to Ultra Marathon running. Please
pass on my thanks to every single person involved with organising, setup,
registration, checkpoints, course marking etc. - Dean, Finisher 2018
Thanks so much Peter & family and Vicky for such a wonderful weekend. This event is about as close to perfect as I can imagine. - Richard, Finisher 2018 (and 2017).
Superb event! Thanks to you and everyone else who made it happen. - James, Finisher 2018
Thank you to you and all the volunteers. Definitely most beautiful run I have ever done! - Britta, Finisher 2018
Amazing event Peter! loved it as my first ultra. Thanks for the wishes in Italian and for my first ultra pin. Nice touch! See u next year! - Francecso, finisher 2018
Excellent day, well organised, CP teams were awesome. Thank you for a great 1st Ultra. - Dean, Finisher 2018
What a beautiful Island (if just a tad hilly in areas) Thanks a Million to all the helpers for a fantastic event. - Alan, Finisher 2018
It's an amazing event. You've created something really special. Thank you and all the volunteers for an awesome day. - Dave Finisher 2018-
Thank you for a superb day on a great island. Really enjoyed a very well organised race. - Chris, Finisher 2018
Stunning scenery. Missing Guernsey already. -Richard, finisher 2017
This run is the reason why I travelled to Guernsey. I will take
happy memories home & recommend to friends. – Alex
, finisher 2017
A great race, brilliantly organized event and so great to draw
so many people over to showcase our amazingly beautiful little island. A
massive thank you to race organisers and all the marshals. – Vicky
, finisher 2017
Your hard work has resulted in a huge amount of awesome memories
from this weekend. The organisation was flawless, the race was tough but
enjoyable, and subsequently you have opened people's eyes to the island. We've
had a blast this weekend and that's all thanks to you guys. Thank you. – Ira
, finisher 2017
Outstandingly well organised race - one of the best I have done
of any distance. The bit I loved the most was how generous and friendly all the
volunteers were. Thanks for topping off a great weekend in Guernsey. Hopefully
be back again to finish it. – Gareth
, 2017 entrant
Thank you for such a wonderfully organised and friendly event;
one of my most enjoyable despite the cliff section. The course was so well
marked and the volunteers at the very well stocked aid stations were superb. I
have met some wonderful people and am now looking forward to a couple of days
chilling out on this beautiful island – Beth
, finisher 2017
I'd like to say thank you. What a brilliantly organised race.
Couldn't have had any more pre information, course really well signed (apart
from a cpl of idiots moving signs but map and common sense helped), great check
points and a lovely medal and tshirt. What a lovely and friendly bunch of
runners too. You made the race for me (as well as the fab scenery obviously).
Swimming in the sea certainly was the best post race recovery I've ever had.
- Helen, finisher 2017
"Beautifully hosted and kind understanding support from fab organizers. The cliffs are stunning and the coast is arches of gold and blue delight. Bring a smile bring some food being a participant is a truly amazing achievement. It's not the winning others but beating yourself that is the flattering reward."
James, finisher 2016
"For my first ultra I really enjoyed it immensely. Can't fault the organisation, well done thanks."
Stuart, finisher 2016
"The only thing to improve it would be some replacement legs post cliffs and new feet soon after that! Excellent event, first ultra for me and thoroughly enjoyed it."
Michael, finisher 2016