In short: Travelled some distance for this one and very glad I did, lovely weather, excellant race with friendly and encouraging bystanders/marshalls, and good changing facilities. In full: There are some hills, but the worst one looks worse than it is when you get there. Managed to run my quickest 10k and 5k splits to date in the tail end of this race, so there must be some payoff for those hills! Roads are not traffic free but were generally quiet and very well marshalled. Will definately be back next year (although I guess I might be pushing my luck to expect such gorgeous weather two years on the trot!) Date of review: January 17, 2005
In short: Excellent course and organisation - far harder than expected, but none the worse for it. In full: My first cross-country and pure pleasure for the first two miles, except for the growing thought that I was going to have to run up the same hills as I had just run down. Pure pain the day after. Fantastic scenery when you could see through the mist and good organisation. Date of review: January 17, 2005
In short: Tough although not as bad as the December Hill Run. Nice run through the woods though and a proper multi-Terrain In full: This is a Hilly course but not mountainous like the Hill Run. It is very pleasant through the woods and good for somebody wanting to try cross-country (note last mile on tarmac so don't take spikes) Date of review: January 17, 2005
In short: Lovely day, cracking run, well-organised, but where were the mile markers? In full: If that was undulating, anything down as hilly I'll be doing in the car. Really odd bits of my legs were aching this morning. Excellent day though. well worth getting out of bed for. Date of review: January 17, 2005
In short: The organisers notes on the website don't do this race justice. In full: Mud, hills, more mud, oh and more hills. Great race. Nice mix of mud, hills and flat. Excellent organisation, and the sun came out, what more can you ask for?
The BIG climb was a bit of a shock, I ended up on hands and knees like so many others, but it wasn't too long which was probably just as well.
A race to look forward to for next year!
Thanks to all involved. Date of review: January 17, 2005
In short: My first multi terrain race. Can't wait for the next. In full: I do wonder what it would have been like in heavy rain? I would probably still be trying to get up the 'big hill'. Very well orgainised. See you all there next year.