What you said about DHHM

Here is just a small selection of the inspiring and generous comments that we received by email and on our Facebook pages. You are most thoughtful and we are humbled; thanks to all of you who have been part of DHHM!
"Super event today - you should all be very proud of your efforts. Brilliant marshals and fabulous support from the residents of Doynton and other people out and around the course. A great event I can only see going from strength to strength!!" (Stefan, DHHM2016)
"I was privileged to be the Race Referee today and able to witness the best organised and marshalled run that I’ve ever experienced.  Massive congratulations for the slick and cheerful way the day went which I know will have only been possible because of enormous amounts of groundwork that will have been put in to make it such a success, but also to the smiling and welcoming marshals.  Massive congratulations. The organisation of the Event should be a benchmark for all other running events to emulate.  I know I will try" (Alex, DHHM2017)
"Fantastic race today - brilliant organisation, great marshals , super signage of the course, perfect weather too . Congrats to all. Best organised race I've ever done!" (Karen, DHHM2017)
"Just really wanted to say thank you!  What an amazingly well organised event. I had a fantastic time even wading through the mud with cow poo! Fantastic challenging course,  the hardest but most fun half I have ever done.  Can't wait to come back next year. Please tell your marshals how brilliant they were,  every single one so friendly" (Maria, DHHM2016)
"Just wanted to say a quick thank you on behalf of the Forest of Dean AC members who ran the hard half today. (and it was very hard). Really well signposted despite the difficult terrain and fantastic marshalling – a big thank you to all of them. Having the names on the posts was a really good idea. Looking forward to next year (I think)." (Patrick, DHHM2017)
"I would just like to pass on my thanks to you and all the Marshals in relation to Sunday’s race.  At the age of 57, I have run literally hundreds of races since my teens, but the organisation and the positivity of the Marshals on Sunday was absolutely excellent! It was the first time I had run the race and I will be back next year without question – great race!  Pass on my thanks and praise to all those cheerful Marshals!"  (Peter, DHHM2017)
"Great race today's guys, thanks a lot for putting it all together (I know it's a lot of work!). Really impressed with course marking and marshalling given the distance and intricacy of the course, well done!" (Brian, DHHM2016)
"Another great event, you should be very proud of how it all went. I did not think it could get better than Year 1 but it was. Of course the frosty mud helped and now you just need to level some of those hills out for me for next year and it will continue to improve. Lots of great feedback on the FB page so it's not just me that thinks you are all amazing!" (Sharon, DHHM2017)
"A big congratulations and thanks to you and the team. I see marshaling as a way of putting back into the running community for the times when I turn up at races myself, but actually, as with last year, it ends up being great fun and a really enjoyable way to spend a Sunday. It's such a well-oiled machine this event, a great atmosphere, a welcoming place to be. You've created a thing of beauty and I salute you for it." (Miles, DHHM2017)
"Last year I said 'What a great way to spend a few hours in the glorious English countryside. Thanks to all those friendly marshals for their great support'. This year I’m going to repeat myself. Again, a great few hours in that glorious countryside. I could add the friendly runners to those friendly marshals and I could add that you arranged some glorious weather. If those friendly marshals don’t mind waiting around for me to finish then I certainly want to be back there in 2018! Thanks for a great, friendly event" (John, DHHM2017)
"As a runner (sort of) I would like to say a huge THANK YOU to all involved with the arrangements for the day and the endlessly encouraging marshals. I didn't realise until I got there that it was the first such event, so you should feel especially proud! I won't forget that mud bath where I thought I would never see one of my shoes ever again!" (Richard, DHHM2016)
"I just wanted to drop you a line to say a huge thank you for my lovely run on Sunday... from the moment I got out of my car until I returned the whole time I couldn't not smile. marshals were all amazing, the course fab, the goodie bags great and I love love my tee-shirt too. So thank you, here's to next year and hopefully a fitter me x" (Lisa, DHHM2017)
"Just wanted to say thank you for a great event.  It was all good: brilliant route - challenging and through beautiful countryside; superb marshalling; good goody bag (contained food). I realise that events that good don't happen by accident, so well done to everyone who helped make it such a success. Thank you" (Ian, DHHM2017)
"Big thanks DHHM for a fantastic event. The toughest half marathon I've ever done. An extra special thanks for your marshals who were absolutely brilliant. Already looking forward to next year(John, DHHM2017)
"Just been reading all the other posts and there's little more i can add. Fantastic but tough race, unbelievably cheerful marshals considering the cold weather, great goody bag which i demolished on the way home. And last but not least the scrumptious cake  😀 see you next year for another mud fest(Andy, DHHM2017)
"As a returning runner, who loved last year, I'd just like to commend you on making this year even better. It's so refreshing to turn up to an event organised by runners for runners. Your marshals are amazing. Well done and thank you." (Andrew, DHHM2017)
"I just wanted to say thanks for a brilliant race today. As a son of Doynton, it was great to run around all the places I used to run around as a child. Mind you I was a lot faster 30 years ago, but probably got just as muddy! Great fun to be able to do it without getting told off by my Mum" (Simon, DHHM2016)
"What a splendid race with interesting route, beautiful views and great organisation and lots of friendly marshals. Want to do it again. What a lovely race - a clear Gem!" (Martin, DHHM2017)
"Wonderfully organised event. Liked the new marshal signage - I was able to 'personally thank' the marshalls by name which was a lovely touch. Thank you all at EGRC" (Nick, DHHM2017)
"Hi guys, I ran the DHHM on Sunday and just wanted to take this opportunity to thank you all. I really enjoyed the run, it was a beautiful course, well organised with good support. I've not always been hugely in to running, but my training and this course had given me a new found love for cross country. I really hope that I will be able to run it again next year. Thanks again, hopefully see you in 2018." (Dave, DHHM2017)
"That was a really really good race! Thank you to everyone involved. Brilliant marshalling and goody bag and cakes. My personal top two though; first - the course which was really imaginative (including the completely unnecessary double dip in the river which reminded me of the stairs in the landing of the hotel in Fawlty Towers - i.e. completely unnecessary but only there for fun) and second was how the whole event seemed like a community event. For that, it felt like more than a race which is quite a hard trick to pull off. Top work everyone! Thank you." (Ben, DHHM2017)
"A big sense of achievement and certainly the hardest of the 88 half marathons I've done. Organisation was faultless, the marshals were magnificent in their encouragement and enthusiasm and it was a definite case of "we're all in this together" among the other runners, with much laughing and screaming! Great goody bag, too, as well as the coffee and flapjacks afterwards. Who knows, despite indicating otherwise at the finish line, I may be back next time! Thank you everyone involved" (Richard, DHHM2016)
"I just wanted to congratulate you on an outstanding event. From the race itself, to the organisation, the marshalls and the spectators - all FANTASTIC. Just one question: when can I sign up for next year? (Soon I hope). Super! Super! Race! Well done and thank you again for truly memorable race. Out of 10 I would give the race a 20" (Imtiaz, DHHM2016)
"Great organisation and brilliant encouraging marshals. Fab course that lived up to it's name. I think this one might become a local classic. Very well done Emersons Green on putting together an excellent event...and the coffee and walnut cake was sublime!" (Andrew, DHHM2017)
"Well what a fabulous run!!!! I have no doubt that this will very quickly become an iconic race with all the kudos it deserves - especially for those that complete it. Brilliant just brilliant, the marshals the course the cakes etc. I had a choice of races on the day and SO glad to have chosen this in your first year. Better still that you sold-out proving that there are a lot of nutters out there that don't mind getting dirty as a part of the conditions rather than mud for muds sake. My compliments to the hard working car park crew that got everyone in (and out I hope). I will tell EVERYONE that listens that THIS is a race you HAVE to do!!!. Thankyou" (Tom, DHHM2016)
Kind words and high praise