Grizzly 2017 feedback

This is a selection of the feedback we have received following Grizzly 2017.

What a Fantastic event, it was one of the hardest events I have ever completed, but a MASSIVE THANKS to all the Marshals and Food / Water stations, they did an outstanding job, supporting the runners. From a very sore, but a very happy Grizzly 1st timer

Excellent day, excellent team, excellent job well done, excellent all round. Massive thankyou to all the race day helpers and organisers. Thoroughly enjoyed it.

As I am now recovering with a well earned beer, I just wanted to take the opportunity to thank Axe Valley Runners, the marshalls and all of the other organisations that worked so hard to put on another fantastic event. If there was a league table of top cross country events you certainly would be front runners no pun intended.

I have just completed my first grizzly and what a fantastic event the best thing I have done to date the marshals were truly fantastic each and every one such a well organised and well supported event I just wanted to say a massive thank you.

Just wanted to say a massive thank you for a great race yesterday, this race seems to get better with each year, the organisation is superb. The marshals so helpful, many thanks

I just wanted to write you an email on behalf of myself and my husband and say thank you for an awesome race. It’s our first year running the Grizzly but we do lots of different events and have experienced some very good events and some not so good. Your race was exceptional. Every single marshal we encountered was smiling, encouraging and present, I think our most said phrase all run was “ how good are these marshals!” The organisation of every element of the day was brilliant, it was such an easy day and nothing was made even slightly difficult. Congratulations to you and your club for a fantastic event (and a seriously tough but enjoyable race). Thank you, hopefully we will be back next year 

Just a short note to thank you and all the fantastic helpers who made the 2017 addition another cracker! lots of pain and mud, but the best event of it's type bar none (eat your heart out Tough Mudders!)

Thanks for putting on such a great Grizzly. Please pass on thanks to all at Axe Valley Runners and the legion of helpers, marshals etc. And a local boy won it - great stuff! Thanks again - see you next year (ballot willing)

Huge thanks to the organisers of the Grizzly this year. My 9th go and it was as brutal and brilliant as ever! Well done!

Many many thanks for a great race over the weekend. Marshalls were just fantastic support with lots of encouragement - oh gosh I never realised just how much hard work it is to run on the beach!! 

A very quick note to say thank you to the team of volunteers that organise the Grizzly weekend, it is a fantastic event and our team love being part of it

Many thanks for the incredible effort you all put in to staging such an excellent event. This was my second visit and on both occasions the race has been the highlight of the year. The marshals are universally excellent and the organisation at every stage superb. . .

Just a quick note to give mine, and my runner friends, gratitude for your amazing efforts. The grizzly race is an amazing run and we really enjoyed the event. 

The marshalls were all outstanding and the event organisation is without compare!

I just wanted to say what an amazing race the Grizzly is! This year was the first time I have done it , but I'm hoping I will be able to do it every year!!! Everything was so well organised and the level of support is nothing like I've ever experienced!! There were people cheering us on at every point. Thank you very much for my favourite race ever!!

My mates came down, the kids did the Fun run & 4k, we  watched the rugby in the HQ with beer and crisps.  Popped out for another 20 mile stroll along our wonderful coastline.  My glass of Branoc is raised to you all for making this the best race in the world.

Just wanted to say a big thank you to AVR for the Grizzly. As usual the race was really well organised. The marshalls were great and the people along the way were so supportive. It is really is a great event for Devon to be proud of.

I just wanted to send a thank you to all involved with the organisation of this years Grizzly. This was my first year and was overwhelmed by the enormity of the weekend. From start to finish it was a fantastic event and can't thank you all enough for the many hours it must take to prepare, run and clear. From course marking, to cheerful marshals, to the PA, to the baggage staff, live music on route I could go on. Thank you. 

I just wanted to thank you and your excellent team of volunteers for another fantastic Grizzly. It was my third, but I ran with a mate for whom it was the first – and he loved it!

A short note just to say thank you (to you and your team) for laying on the Grizzly and for all your hard work in keeping us in touch both before and after. It’s a great race – the atmosphere at the start & during & at the finish is the best - and after race day the Grizzly seems to get better & better as its horrors fade away.