In short: Excellent event In full: The rout is good, especially the down hill finish. This allowed me to get a PB for the 10k. Crowds at the finish line made it a worthy end. Date of review: May 3, 2005
In short: Only one water station was a problem this year in the heat, course is possibly a little short. Problems with Traffic at 1.5k in housing estate nearly got run over and also at 8k near Garden Centre. Finish problems with public colliding with runners. Date of review: May 3, 2005
In short: If you are lucky with the weather this is a great day out In full: Last year's event was 29.1 miles measured by GPS - this year the promised shorter version was still 27.3 miles measured by GPS - still some tweaking to do there. Could do with a few more direction arrows. We are local so know where we are but for visitors it could be daunting in places. Biscuits at the water stations most welcome. The "Tough One" is one of the best off road marathons I have done Date of review: May 3, 2005
In short: Good race, well organised and good support. In full: Pretty warm day made it tough, but the course only has one slight hill, so definite pb potential. In fact pb for me in 2005. Mayday fair at the start/finish area, so good for families. Date of review: May 3, 2005
In short: Still buzzin......P.B. achieved. Looking forward to next year In full: Over two miles of hard work blood and guts as dizziness sets in due the height climbed. But you are well rewarded as the run from halfway is nearly all down hill. At 5 miles or so there is a killer 30-60 second hill that tries to finish you. After that it’s a sprint into the town and a nice crowd on the finish. A very rewarding race, nice signs on the way round (“Last Hill” sign was very nice to see as you put you head down and work like you never have before). Thanks to the organisers….. Date of review: May 3, 2005
In short: Excellent race. Plenty of variety and well organised and marshalled. In full: A very socialable starting time made for an easy trip there. Plenty of marshalls and no problem parking or getting away. Could have done with an extra water station given the heat. A medal and a (rather bright) t-shirt and plenty of drinks at the end.
Avoiding the cows was different to the usual avoiding of big crowds.
Definitely will be back. Date of review: May 3, 2005
In short: Fantastic occasion, a great race. In full: A fantastic family feel to the race and the occasion, well supported and real yorkshire hospitality on offer. A great day out. Try it, you'll be back! Date of review: May 3, 2005