In short: Beginners (like me) will find this race tough, but you can definitely finish it and the sense of achievement is huge! In full: Evewrything they say about hills, mud and tough is true. This is why you should do this race as part of your FLM trianing. If you can do this race (and you can) you will feel you can do anything. Brilliant fruit cake at the end, with a really relaxed, friendly atmosphere surrounding the whole event. Well done GearsandTears. Date of review: January 9, 2006
In short: It's Dorset in January ... ! In full: Third time i have done this and i hope to be back next year. Is always great fun. Thanks for the hot drink and hot dog at the end. Date of review: January 9, 2006
In short: A genuine undulating, part road - part track, course. Seemed to be continiously on some form of incline but no real killers. Well marshalled and fairly traffic free. Date of review: January 9, 2006
In short: Disappointed, there were no km markers and it was a little boring doing 2 laps. In full: It was advertsied that there was going to be chocolate at the end and tehre wasn't, so i was not happy as it was freezing cold and raining. Date of review: January 9, 2006
In short: Well I got a new PB (on this course at least). In full: 1.31.20 beating 1.37 last year. Suffered at the start due to a heavy night out the night before but ran it off by 5 miles and enjoyed the down hill charges.
In short: This was my first race and an excellent way to start the year. In full: When I arrived I discovered the course had been changed as the cops were a wee bit nippy about running through busier areas. This added maybe another click but turned it into a reasonably flat two lapper as opposed to the lose a couple of hundred meters then drag them back up when you're knackered I was fearing.
I was curious as to what the running shop had provided as they were the main sponsors and I saw nothing in the goody bag until last night I finally unpinned my number and found a 15% discount. I slept with a smile on my face. Date of review: January 9, 2006
In short: Challenging but doable for first timers if determined In full: Well organised, good scenery, nice mix of surfaces but the hill between mile 1-3 and 6-8 is pretty daunting. Will definitely be back next year. Date of review: January 9, 2006
In short: The hills were alive with the sound of wet trainers In full: An excellent morning. Thank goodness it didnt start raining any earlier of we'd have needed fins. Thanks to all tehe volunteers for their commitment. Date of review: January 9, 2006
In short: Challenging two loops of a five mile course, with long hill at two (2) and six (6) miles. In full: Tough hilly 10 mile run, but worth doing as an opener for the year. Will be booking it again for 2007 and hopefully can get another PB. Course is 10.16 miles, with a long climb (275 ft) from just before 1 mile to mile three and just before 6 miles to mile eight. Date of review: January 9, 2006