In short: Flat as it gets, major PB potential, wind allowing! In full: Really well organised, great marshalling, almost traffic free route, missed my PB by less than a minute, would have cracked it if not for the wind. Locked myself out of my car after the race, the organisers couldn't have been more helpful, especially the Race Director, Peter Arnott. I even got some free coaching tips while I was waiting! I hope to be back next year, and also for the "how far can you run in 12 hours" challenge that's being organised for September. Date of review: March 6, 2006
In short: absolutely wonderful In full: A great race for a great charity. Everything went very smoothly. Parking no problem, no queues for the loos, the local radio station with the music, good warm up (which was definitely needed!), beautiful setting and scenery. No distance markers meant i could enjoy the run and the scenery without worrying about times. Thank you to all those involved. Date of review: March 6, 2006
In short: Very hilly! Lack of toilet facilities at the start made me late starting which almost had me running off in the wrong direction as the marshalls had stopped paying attention after the bulk of runners had gone by! Date of review: March 6, 2006
In short: What a great race, great marshalls. In full: A really enjoyable race, very well organised and marshalled even enjoyed the switchbacks in a strange sort of way. The relief at the top of that last one and then to see the finish. Could do with a couple more water points and a t-shirt for this would certainly be worn with pride. Date of review: March 6, 2006
In short: Great race for wannabe sherpas! Hilly/ basic organisation/ fight with traffic In full: Can't believe the number of pb's claimed (don't those folk ever run on the flat??) Well intentioned organisation but threat of serious injury when traffic coming both ways and traffic calming measures to boot. Do not do as your first half! Lack of training found me out! Scenic course though. Date of review: March 6, 2006
In short: second attempt and probably last In full: Nothing really special about this race, not even a T shirt this year unless you want to pay extra for one. £8 is expensive for a malt loaf and that's all we got. Well marshalled though as is usually the case in Wrexham AC events. Shame the sponsors couldn't join in the spirit. Date of review: March 6, 2006
In short: For first Race organisation is good. In full: It could have been better organisation but next time as time waiting was a bit too long and no signs on km. In full I enjoyed the day, it was great fun and i will do it again for fun.
In short: Enjoyable first race venue. In full: This was my fisrt race so did not know what to expect but really enjoyed it despite the chilly wind. Well organised and easy to find event. I turned up at suggested time but found this to be a bit early will know for next time (oops looks like i am hooked). Date of review: March 6, 2006
In short: Good Cause - organisation could have been better In full: First year it has been run, the pre-race registration was not very organisedleading to a late start. Perhaps next time around the organisers could post numbers out and only have registrarion for entries on day and queries. Little distinction between 3k and 8k routes - marshalls need to be a little more vocal so people know where they need to go. Again could be improved with direction arrows, a few more marshalls at junctions. Iron out these initial teething problems and this could be a really great race for a good cause and certainly ideal for beginners Date of review: March 6, 2006
In short: Well organised trail event. In full: Well organised - lot of arrows but one or two places were not clear - marshalls on the course were great - very helpful - great full breakfast at the finish. Highly recommended to anyone who likes trails events and does not mind a bit of mud !
Facilities at start ok - except "gents" really need urinals - long long long queues to use the 2 cubicles.
In short: Someone get Taggart - That was MURDER In full: Found the hills very tough going. Nice last mile or so downhill. Got to wear number 1 which received good encouragement from the crowd at the end. Good local race for me. Not a PB course as too many hills, but a good challenge for us Plodders.
In short: Good friendly atmosphere, the organisation was good with the marshalls encouraging runners on. The hills were a great challenge and made a difference from the usual flat races. The markers were slighlty confusing but there is no other way to do it. In full: Good friendly atmosphere, the organisation was good with the marshalls encouraging runners on. The hills were a great challenge and made a difference from the usual flat races. The crowd were great, special thanks to them all. All in all a great day. Date of review: March 6, 2006
In short: Well organised in nice countryside In full: Hard course. Well marshalled and organised. Good parking and facilities. Not sure of the point of the chip unless theres a mat at the start though. Also lack of marshals at the end except for those taking results so no one to ask directions back to the centre or get the water butts refilled. Could not see the finish until I was on top of it. Would have been good for some 400m, 100m markers at the finish. Minor things really as this was a very good race. Date of review: March 6, 2006
In short: Totally flat course with very good pb potential - don't give up when the wind is against you! In full: Although it can be punishing when running directly into a head wind, hang in there. I was surprised how re-energised I felt as soon as the course took a more favourable direction.
The race was well marshalled and the encouraging support was much appreciated. Date of review: March 6, 2006