In short: Muddylicious! In full: My third Slog and as enjoyable as the first! Superb "race" and a wonderful reminder also that we have the freedom to do it. The only letdown was the poor PA equipment at the start,we couldn't hear all that was being said about the race.This was exacerbated by a few ignorant halfwits who carried on jabbering during the eulogy.Shame on them. Excellent course,the support all the way round was wonderful too! Hopefully I'll be back next year! Thank you everyone!! :-) Date of review: November 12, 2013
In short: Superb race,atmosphere,encoragement,organization and goodie bag :) In full: This is a track marathon, so hard to judge scenery when it's technically the same ever 400 metres :) but despite that I found it better than running a point to point marathon because I never got the feeling of are we nearly there yet and blimey I can see runners miles ahead have I still got to run that far! It is perfect PB material or even first marathon material because everything is there at track side to keep you going, drinks,food,toilets and track side dj to keep you going and encourage you along as you go. I found it perfect as I entered last minute and hadn't trained for a marathon since back in May so I found the track side refreshments vital because you could put your own stuff on the table and could get them when you needed them as opposed to when normal marathon organizers think you need them i.e. 5 miles or more apart. Would recommend this to beginners and amateurs alike and contrary to what most people think it's not boring and the laps fly by. Date of review: November 11, 2013
In short: Georgeous, scenic, fun and friendly! In full: A beautiful, flat route alongside the canal. Brilliant marshals along the route, full of encouragement and support. Excellent organisation all round. Will definitely do it again. Date of review: November 11, 2013
In short: Very good but hard work In full: This is a very hard core x-country run. 2013 was my first attempt at this and I loved it. Everyone is so friendly and its well organised. Very well marked out and plenty of Marshall's. Good to have free beer and cake at the end of a very hard race. Date of review: November 11, 2013
In short: Really tough going - legs were burning In full: This race was the last of the Cornwall multi terrain series for 2013 and I needed to run it to qualify. I had thought what a long way to go to just run 4 miles, but boy what a work out it was. It was high tide and the 4 miles was run on the soft sand and shingle at the top of the beach. 3 miles in my legs were burning, to try and find some purchase I ended up running right on the tide line - got very wet but it seemed to work as my time was great given the effort involved. A tough race and come the finish I had no more to give. Would I do it again - yeah if only to stand thigh deep in lovely cold water looking at St Micheals Mount to sooth my sore muscles :-) Date of review: November 11, 2013
In short: Great race thanks to all involved! In full: First time here was a great race, would def come back again (even in rubbish traffic from north London), faultless organisation and course marking, great marshals, v scenic hilly course with lots of muddy bits, free cup of tea at end. What more is there to ask of a race? Lovely bugle playing too. Date of review: November 11, 2013
In short: Ripped Off In full: If the weather had been grim it too would have summed up the atmosphere, thankfully the sun shone and the run was good but not worth the £28 charged for affiliated club runners.
HQ didn't have the usual buzz/excited atmosphere when you turn up to an event, medals & T-shirts collected back at race HQ, unsure of times.
No direction or separation for 10K/HM runners.
Water from a bucket with grubby bits in the bottom at the finish, not enough drinks at half-way, blink & I missed it..
Hopefully first time runners will not be put off by the event and look to enter a few local club runs: cheap entry, great atmosphere, humour and decent tea & cakes - not bring 50p for the tea machine & a bit more scrap for the vending machine.
As others have said a few tweaks and it could be a good event, sadly I won't be parting with my cash & entering again. Wide berth to be given Date of review: November 11, 2013