Testimonials – Ultra

Ruth Calder-Murphy, 2nd Female, 2017:
“Thank you so much to Monster Racing for a truly fantastic race experience. Starting at the beautiful Ely cathedral is very inspirational, and from the moment I arrived an hour before the race, the marshals and organisers were so friendly and helpful, with a lovely dose of good humour to offset pre-race nerves and early morning doubts! The course is lovely – especially when it runs alongside the river – and every aid station held an enthusiastic welcome from some of the most accommodating and encouraging marshals I’ve ever come across, with all the race fuel required to get us through the miles. (I’m vegan, so carried quite a bit of food myself, but actually there were plenty of gels and energy drinks, as well as water, at the aid stations, that were fine for me to have.) The finishers’ medals and t-shirts are fabulous, and the trophy for 2nd female is one I’ll treasure; beautifully presented too! I’ll definitely be coming back to do more Monster events next year!”
Betty Bohane, 2nd Female, 2016:
“Lovely day doing the Monster Ultra. The volunteers/marshals are fantastic – helpful, friendly and supportive. The camaraderie between participants is second to none. Liked the out and back course – knowing the aid stations are coming up really keep you going. Enjoyed running alongside the cows/swans/horses too!”
David Bloore, 3rd Male, 2016:
“Thanks to Monster for putting on another cracking Run Fest. The event keeps going from strength to strength. A fun, fast and flat course and great atmosphere. The support throughout was fantastic. I am looking forward to next year’s event!”
Craig Holgate, 1st Male, 2015:
“Another year, another great race put on by the Monster Racing team.  The run fest continues to grow while maintaining is friendly low key feel however the level of organisation that you would find at a much bigger event.  I shall repeat what I have said the last two years’, this is a great race especially for anyone wanting to take their step into the ultra running world.”
Susie Chesher, 2nd Female, 2015:
“Thank you for another well organised event.  I love the course and the atmosphere of this race. It was great to have such a strong ladies field this year.  It’s one of the races that I can see myself coming back to every year. I’ll definitely be back again next year!”
Russell Pixton, 2nd Male, 2014:
“Was my first time at Ultra distance and what great fun. Fast, flat course, great backdrop with Ely Cathedral and marshals providing loads of support. I would recommend to anyone”
Jennifer Sangster, 2nd Female, 2014:
“What an amazing event. Friendly, caring, family feel ultra marathon. From the start, awesome support with smiley, bubbly support crew. Great refuel stops with wide choice of food and drink. A well marked course through beautiful countryside, albeit very very flat! Finishing against the backdrop of the beautiful Ely Cathedral, the atmosphere was brilliant and the finishers long sleeved t-shirt, monster medal and goody bag were the best I have ever received at a running event. Brilliant day out and I will definitely be back!”
Alan Darby, 2nd Male, Monster Ultra 2013:
“Thanks for organising such a great event. Many thanks also to the marshals for their great efforts.
For my first Ultra I couldn’t have asked for more. Great weather, lovely scenery and a very well organised event. The support from the race organisers and the marshals was fantastic. Despite the pain I will be back next year!”