In short: Great atmosphere In full: Nice run made up of two halves. First half includes two nasty hills but second half is all downhill and delivers great Tyne valley views and running along the riverside park. Excellent kids races after the 10k finish with a great turn out. Brilliant tech shirt included in the already good value race fee! Date of review: August 22, 2014
In short: Excellent ultramarathon In full: Well-organised, friendly race through countryside and villages. Excellent checkpoints with all the food you could want, manned by enthusiastic volunteers. Scenic challenging route with a flat last 5 miles. My first and very memorable 'ultra'. Date of review: August 22, 2014
In short: Fun Fun Fun In full: Challenging course with mixed terrain. The marshals were really supportive and encouraging and the supporters were vocal - whether they were on, or off, the train. I think the 10K is a harder course than the 14 miles but whichever route you earn your mega-medal and useful goody bag and a whopping cheer from the crowds by the finish Date of review: August 21, 2014
In short: Very clubby race, so a fast field. Lovely scenery and tracks. Hills are manageable in the main, but leave something in reserve for the last one, it's a killer! Date of review: August 21, 2014
In full: I've run all three MK marathons...so that must say something!Organisation efficient. Most of route on redways, quite a lot of green scenery after leaving city centre. Hit my PB and sub 4:30 target this year :) Date of review: August 20, 2014
In short: great atmosphere and local support In full: The races were really well organised, the route was well marked with plenty of marshals. It was a hard race with some steep hills, but the atmosphere was so uplifting so it was always enjoyable. I would certainly do it again! Date of review: August 20, 2014
In short: A small but perfectly formed race! In full: An interesting almost all off road course. The long rough grass along the river & climbing the many stiles was energy sapping but worth it for the vocal support at the finish line. Date of review: August 20, 2014
In short: Beautiful views, Brutal climbs and the best support crew I've ever experienced in a race. In full: Whatever distance you chose to do here its gonna be a challenge. The support along the way was amazing, I was always well fed and well hydrated and left each check point with a smile. I did the 64 mile route and having the other distance races come past you in the morning was great, as almost everyone had words of encouragement to help us get through it.
The course was well marked out so you're not gonna get lost. I look forward to doing this again next year and also some of the other races Mudcrew organise.
Mudcrew don't do easy, but at least you'll be smiling Date of review: August 20, 2014
In short: Superb event!!! 10/10 !!! In full: Great coarse with a brilliant atmosphere , for my 1st ever running race I was really impressed!!already looking forward to the 2015 RAT!! Well done to the organisers / marshals and all that competed this amazing event!! Date of review: August 20, 2014
In short: A tough race for runners put on by runners! In full: My first Red rat having supported a friend last year doing the plague. The 4 distances make it a great option for anyone to run. Make no mistake this is a tough race which ever one you plump for. But the atmosphere, cameraderie amongst fellow runners and superb marshalling will get you to the finish. Stick this one on your running bucket list it won't disappoint! Date of review: August 20, 2014