In short: Toilets??! In full: Enjoyed the actual race itself - the scenery was nice and the route was good. Hills made it a bit of a challenge for a beginner! But don't expect spectators to enjoy the 1-lap course.
However, travelling from Liverpool and arriving with plenty of time to spare I would have expected to not have had a problem getting to a toilet! As it was I very nearly missed the start of the race and ended up starting right at the back. This was maybe made worse by the limited parking facilities - it took us ages to find a space!
One last thing - the water station just past 3 miles seemed unprepared for the number of runners passing through.
Overall, however, will definately do the race next year because the course is great! Date of review: November 13, 2005
In short: Women pay to bathe in this stuff apparently!! In full: What a great laugh. Mud, sweat and beers! Only down point was the wait at the first ditch. 2 min silence was good at start. I'll be back next year Date of review: November 13, 2005
In short: Wonderful scenery and a very warm, friendly bunch of local runnners. In full: Being honest this was my first 'fell race' but after today I'm a convert! I turned up not knowing a sole and was made to feel very welcome. However, first timer or not I cannot imagine that the scenery nor atmosphere gets much better than this. Well done to Fullers for sponsoring it too, beer at the finish line... bloody marvelous. Date of review: November 13, 2005
In short: My first XC. Tough hills but worth the effort. Seemed to be mostly club runners and not many novices. Nevertheless, excellent fun and enthusiastic marshalls. Recommend it. Date of review: November 13, 2005
In short: Fantastic. In full: Lovely day, great route (nice hills, great scenery in sections and a pretty town to start off), fantastic support and marshalling and very well organised. Only minor gripe is that some of the mile markers were a bit out. My first 10m, I'd do it again, if not tomorrow, then as soon as my legs and feet have stopped hurting. Thanks to NWRRC for a cracking day. Date of review: November 13, 2005
In short: it doesn't get much better than this. muddy fields, muddy water and beautiful sunshine. In full: A bit of a quick start, not everyone was out of the school gates before the the horn blew. Quite a big bottle neck along the stream to the step up into the lane(a couple of miles in) but apart from that it was an excellent race, many thanks. Date of review: November 13, 2005
In short: Very good as usual. Water wetter, mud mudder than ever. In full: This is a regular in my calendar due to the atmosphere on Remembrance Day. The gridlock at the first ditch was frustrating but did not distract from a great day out. Date of review: November 13, 2005
In short: A good start to the autumn season In full: Enjoyable run that is challenging to the first 4+ miles (its all uphill). Some lovely countryside before finishing with a nasty uphill. Well organised and always well attended. Nice to get a bag rather than another T Shirt. Good fun run so bring the family Date of review: November 13, 2005
In short: Instructions on getting to the venue were poor. In full: I like this event and will do it next year. BUT, directions for getting to the start were awful (if you are doing the event get a map to locate it). Actual start a bit messy, I think there was some confusion over the 2 minutes silence and I never heard a gun/whistle whatever. Good route with a start through the houses before a climb up passed the coking plant! The out in the countryside proving that it isn't grim up north. T shirt at the end was a welcome surprise as I didn't think one was on offer.
In short: Simply putting it...............Awesome!! lots and lots and lots of fun. Loads of variety mud, water, bales. In full: As a note to the organisation; everything fine except the quing in the stream took quite a while, with many a impatient person climbing fences etc. Date of review: November 13, 2005
In short: Very well organised, great scenery, will definitely do this one again. In full: First time running a 10 mile race and am glad this was it. Marshalls were Fantastic and encouraged everone that ran passed. The highlight was running up the High street to the finish and people cheering you on from their doorsteps. Gave a great village feel to the race. See you there next year. Date of review: November 13, 2005