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
In short: Great end to the year - with beer too! In full: I may be biased because my club organises this race but I can't think of a better way to see the year out than with a jolly jog around the fens. Saving the beer for tonight! Date of review: December 31, 2005
In short: Supurbly organised. Hilly course attracts runners back time after time, not nec. the usual hardcore CC runners. In full: The results service was extremely quick. Results appeared so fast fromt the scanning to printing. This remains a highlight of any Winter. No team prizes is different but doesn't matter to most of us. Long may the event continue. Date of review: December 31, 2005
In short: Icy blast to run off the turkey In full: Many runners inhibited by icy conditions on cycle path and track. Very cold conditions meant it was difficult to know how much to wear for the start. Full marks to those who started in shorts and vests.
A good turnout and a good blast.
btw think some of the reviews are for another race. Too hot? 10miles?
Thanks to organisers.
Hot vimto a nice touch at end. Date of review: December 31, 2005
In short: Best way to spend Boxing Day In full: First time at the Turkey Trot and it won't be my last. A fantastic way to spend Boxing Day. Great course, great people, great tea and cakes! Loved it! Date of review: December 31, 2005
In short: Tough In full: This can be a little tedious doing 4 x 5 miles but the fact i found fellow runners so warming softened the blow a bit.The scenery was not great but i felt it was well organised and was great for getting a 20 miler under me for the FLM.Would do it again. Date of review: December 30, 2005
In short: Challenging In full: Done this in a PB of 1.37 yet no record of this on the official site? I emailed Watford Harriors but had no response ever which i thought was very slack.A very hard race,hilly in parts and very rural but was good for preparation for FLM. Date of review: December 30, 2005
In short: Fantastic race, rubbish finish In full: Great location and scenery, generally well-organised, marshalls did a great job of controlling the cars and a nice relaxed atmosphere. Calling it flat/undulating is a bit cheeky, I can't remember any bits of it that were flat for any distance, it was up or down the whole way. Quite often I got to what I thought must be the top and I thought it would be downhill from there, only to see the next uphill around the corner. Beat my PB and my target for the year though. On the downside, the finish was a mess. Having the finish line clearly marked (taking into account the fact that most runners have tunnel vision by that stage in a race) by something as simple as marking a line on the road would make a real difference, at least people would be able to get an accurate time for themselves. And being really picky, could they not have given out the T-shirts in the hall rather than in the doorway which left me queuing in the cold with my knees seizing up and no water for ten minutes. If they can sort out these niggles I'd be happy to come back next year. Date of review: December 30, 2005
In short: A great calorie burner brilliantly organised! In full: I enjoyed seeing places I used to go to when I lived in Cottered 20 years ago. I didn't recognise any fellow pupils from Ward Freman!! Date of review: December 30, 2005
In short: Better organised than 2004 In full: The whole race was better organised than in 2004, start the race off in waves really helped unlike the year before. Yet again much support from people and charities on route. Will be going again in 2006. Date of review: December 30, 2005
In short: good fast trail race with a few steep surprises In full: vests for men shirts for women finishers.i heard a few men ask for a shirt and were refused which was bad as it does say shirts to all finishers.anyway everything else was great really enjoyed the trails and the folks in fancy dress.ive never been beaten by darth vader before.
In short: good short race to run off the the xmas pud! In full: very good short race,but the finnish area is very cahotic .....as every year...you would of thought the organisers would of learned!!!! Date of review: December 30, 2005