In short: This was my first trail race and I found it totally exhilarating. Hard uphill to start and windy on the moor. It rained like mad the two days before the race, so there were lots of big puddles and mud up top. I'll be back next year :o) Date of review: April 1, 2006
In short: The welcome from student organisers and encouragement from the marshalls made for a good day although my partner found conditions underfoot a bit muddy - but it was billed as a cross country! Date of review: April 1, 2006
In short: Excellent first Half for me as training for FLM - Looking forward to other Half races In full: Thoroughly enjoyed, started with sub 1:50 runners, came in at 1:34:49, so ecstatic for my first Half. Will start further up field at next race to hopefully break 1:30. Goody bags OK, organisation at runners village very good, mileage markers could have been more prominent but apart from that - Excellent, well done to all and thanks to all supporters. Date of review: April 1, 2006
In short: Beats CD:UK for a Sat morn treat. In full: Changing rooms were locked as park officials didn't turn up on time, leaving us in the cold and rain. Not a good start, but once they got openned up, the rain cleared, leading to a gloriously sunny, green and rolling 10k. Very friendly and welcoming, top marks to marshals for coping with rain, wind and the inevitably curious doggy specators. Already looking forward to the next one. Date of review: April 1, 2006
In short: Consistently well organised and friendly race In full: After a bad experience at last week's Edinburgh half, it was a pleasure to return to a consistently well-organised, friendly and super well-marshalled race. I look forward to the 10 mile race in October. Date of review: April 1, 2006
In short: Organisation a bit shabby, but the thing they need to change is the boring course In full: Dog legged course could sap the will of a steroid overdosed bull. And the fun run which my family did was open to the same criticism. If we wanyed to run round a shopping centre we only live 20 minutes from the Metro-Centre in Gateshead...new course required. It was good for the family to be able to go into Centre for coffee whilst they waited for my return.....
New courses next year please.....with no dog legs Date of review: April 1, 2006
In short: almost no flat In full: Great race, very freindly pack. rolling hills. plenty of water stops. Best bit was the teenages on a park bench 2 meters from a water stop using the cups to mix a vodka and coke and cheering the runners on made me laugh for about two miles. Shame they did not offer me one Date of review: April 1, 2006