In short: Great sunday morning entertainment In full: Really enjoyed this, though the Santa suit got rather hot and breathing through a false beard is not joy. Probably a personal worst for time, but who cares - it was very surreal Date of review: December 5, 2005
In short: Lace up the speedy shoes, this one's got pb written all over it! In full: Fast flat 2 lap course, very well organised with shuttle minibus from carpark to start line, secure bag storage and a nice cup of tea + bacon sarnie at the end. definate pb potential as they dont come any flatter than this one... Date of review: December 5, 2005
In short: My T Shirt says Gravy Pud 6 ! Tough, challenging but totally rewarding, and prize giving in a pub...whey hey ! In full: First fell run, and I wish I'd known what to expect. Hill are hard for me at the best of time, but covered in mud ! However, great scenery, plenty of down hilss as well, and although a bit slippery in parts, a great way to get dirty and out of breath. Shame I got lost and actually DID the Gravy 6 like the T-Shirt said, but I think I was squinting with the pain, roll on the next one. Date of review: December 5, 2005
In short: Not for clueless, warm-dry-gym-loving Southerners In full: Bit of a culture shock this. Who put that bloody big hill in the middle?! & how do all these people run downhill without breaking their necks? Date of review: December 5, 2005
In short: Surreal! In full: This was great fun. Definitely not the place for a p.b. though seeing as I didn't have a 5k time already, I've got one now! Some observations:
(1) Excellent goody bag. (2) The santa suit gets very hot so if I do it next year I'll rather more scantily clad underneath. (3) I reckon it was longer than 5km though as my GPS threw a wobbly on the second km I can't be certain. Granted, getting lashed the previous night and making the mistake of eating a doner kebab probably wasn't ideal preparation but I'm sure my pedestrian time wasn't only down to my constitution. Any other opinions on the distance?
In short, highly recommended! Date of review: December 5, 2005
In short: Great fun race, tough but enjoyable. In full: A real challenge and a tough race, I did not give the race the respect it deserves and paid for it by having to do it with gritted teeth most of the way! Small moan, a better goody bag would have been nice though! That said I will be back next year. Date of review: December 5, 2005
In short: Excellent fun In full: Very muddy, very hilly and very enjoyable ! Thanks to the organizers. First fell race and won a prize (and I love gravy !!) ran in trainers, think I need proper fell shoes next time. Date of review: December 5, 2005
In short: My 3rd race as a novice and definately the hardest! In full: I knew 'the hill' would be bad after running downhill for so long at the start - I had no idea that it would be that tough though! Still, a fantastic mornings workout - I really felt that I'd achieved something when I crossed the finish line - I'll definately be back next year - hopefully with a better finish time as well! Date of review: December 5, 2005
In short: Not about time, just about having fun. Even an Elvis Santa took part!! In full: Surely one of the better events, if only for sheer fun and sense of humour. Very few people seemed to take it too seriously, even some dogs were dressed up and ran along. The best goody bag all year, a nice medal and a Santa outfit - bargain for the £10 entry fee. A nice way to spend a Sunday morning and half a giggle. Date of review: December 5, 2005
In short: Well organised - well marshalled 3 hilly laps - pity about missing drinks station In full: Last but one drinks station had packed up ? If time limit is 5 hours then support must be there for the 5 hours !
Big sign "Toilets Ahead" - a block opposite some shops about 5 or 6 miles - however when you got there the marshalls told you they were locked ?
Otherwise a well marshalled and well organised event. Date of review: December 5, 2005
In short: good fun, would run again jsut because you have such a laugh with everyone else In full: as mentioned before it is a good run, not too challenging if you run it for fun, but that is what it is all about - fun. othres have mentioned it, but where did the £20 entry go? Date of review: December 5, 2005