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
In short: An excellent Challenge with a capital C In full: Well organised and the conditions on the day were great given the time of year.
Not for the feint-hearted. The distances themselves aren't too challenging, and neither are the uphills (mind you I wasn't going very fast). The challenges are navigating the sharp (downhill) left hand turns on the bike, making sure your legs are used to running up and down hills and getting saving something for the second run.
My first time, competing the race was a long term target for me - from no exercise to the ballbuster tokk me 18 months but was well worth it. Date of review: November 13, 2005