In short: my second ever race excellent fun! In full: This was my second ever race. Excellent organisation. There were about 1300 people in the race and it still went like clockwork, ok bit of a cue for the toilets but hey, i shouldn't have arrived late! Goodie bag at the end was most pleasent suprise, never got one of those when i used to cycle race... Hope to be back next year. Date of review: November 18, 2005
In short: Superb conditions, good atmosphere, I recommend this race. In full: My first 10 mile race, there should be more of this distance, it felt much faster than a half marathon, more like a stretched out 10K. I was near the front at the start and was impressed by the speed of the better runners. Nice and scenic in parts, only 2 uphill sections, nothing too severe, with the 2nd one leading to a nice downhill into the last mile on the prom with a good crowd to see you home. Well marshalled and organised, the only slight criticism being the 2 water stops. I would prefer a bottle than a paper cup, I spilt most of it! A fast race, I was expecting 76-77 minutes, but came in at 70, which is what I would normally take for 9 miles. Looking forward to doing this one again next year. Date of review: November 18, 2005
In short: I broke my leg!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! In full: This was a fantastic fun race right up until I slipped in mud on the farm bit and broke my leg! However, I will be back next year to complete it without the ambulance trip!!! Date of review: November 17, 2005
In short: Fan-Flippin'-Tastic! In full: This year was the second year I've run the race and I've got to say, the mud, the streams, the hills and the bum sliding gave me a good couple of hours of amusement. I've never smiled so much when out running as I did during this race. If you haven't done it, do it... But wear decent shoes and pray for rain!
Can't wait until next year now. Date of review: November 17, 2005
In short: Mud glorious mud! In full: Well I did the Salamon Hell Raiser a few weeks back and I didnt think this could be as muddier or as hard.. how wrong was I.. It was even harder work, with more mud, extra cow patts, bogs and hills to contend with. Overall though an excellent way to spend a sunday. Even the wait at the ditch was a welcome breather! I cant wait untill next year!! Date of review: November 17, 2005
In short: PB Potential in the series In full: Difficult at start due to so many slower runners at front but has potential for PB if in better starting position, really cold night though!!!! Date of review: November 17, 2005