In short: One of the toughest races ever! In full: This one is a real killer; hills big enough to make you feel like your lungs are going to bleed! It's very well organised though and the atmosphere was fasntastic, so good to see fellow runners supporting each other so much! The scenery and the sense of acheivement afterwards make all those hills worth it! Date of review: January 1, 2006
In short: Just the thing to blow off the (sprouts?) christmas cobwebs In full: Glorious sunshine, good support and fabulous scenery. Just the thing to offset the roast dinner(s) over christmas. A good mix of tarmac and off-road with a decent amount of mud this year.
Will definitely do it again next year... see you there! Date of review: December 31, 2005
In short: A magnificent and challenging finale to the year. Instructions for the start were clearly stated and announced, so if anyone missed the start it was not the organisors fault. A really cool race. Blinking freezing in fact! Great fun. Date of review: December 31, 2005
In short: Loved it ! In full: ....As much as last years race (which due to oddities in the calendar was actually run in January 2005) The down side for me was that it was my worst time this year (all other races have seen me set PBs). The organisation again was wonderful and I look forward to starting the New Year by raising a glass of red to all runners everywhere,whatever their times and "abilities" !!. See you next year !!
In short: Excellent organisation and friendly marshalls. In full: Flat course - has pb potential. On the other hand would have been frustrating to be on pb time turning into the last section with slippy mud. Nothing the organisers can do about that though. Maybe some matting on the grass in the last 100m?
Good choice on venue and HQ - plenty of changing space and bar. Ample car parking as well.
Any idea why the start was delayed by 10 mins? Date of review: December 31, 2005
In short: Woo! You get to bulid a sand castle with the contents of your shoe! In full: After running it for the 1st time last year, I thought never again. 5mins after I finished it I thought 'Right, that's me here next year!'.
Magnificent race, fantastic scenery, wonderful organising, great support, excellent value for money (t-shirt, pud & soup). Well done Brackla Harriers!
Absolutely knackering, but a great challenge for anyone.
And yes I did have enough sand on my shoes to make a lovely little sandcastle when I got home..
Here's to the Xmas Pud 2006 - already in my diary! Date of review: December 31, 2005