In short: Organisation ensured no delays. A challenging course for a beginner. A medal would be better than a t-shirt to recognise the achievement of completing the course. Date of review: February 8, 2005
In short: Tough course with some steep inclines yet still managed a PB. Well organised, well marshalled with good scenery. T-shirts are far too common as a memento though - I'd rather have a medal or pay less for entry. Date of review: February 8, 2005
In short: Very pleasant In full: Once I found it I managed to ditch a wheel attempting to park on the grass verge. Huge thankyou to the Discovery driver who towed me out! Don't go just for the memento - keyring with compass. Don't enter on the day - the poor hard-pressed volunteers and MC at awards ceremony had a terrible time with the late-comers. Lovely race, quiet, cool, still day. If corrugated iron is undulating, then this is undulating! Date of review: February 8, 2005
In short: Quite a challenge for my first 10K!!! In full: Glad I didn't know about the hills beforehand. Did enjoy it though as it made me push myself and everyone was friendly. Date of review: February 8, 2005
In short: Perfect for a PB In full: This is the fourth time I've done this race and will continue to return despite the 140 mile round trip. The race organiser at the start is worth the price of admission alone. Relatively flat (a very slight unoticeable incline going out means slightly downhill coming back) and always results in a quick time. Highly Recommended. Date of review: February 8, 2005
In short: A really enjoyable event set in superb surroundings. The hills provided a good physical and mental challenge. I would be interested to know if there is a race with a more spectacular finishing straight. Date of review: February 8, 2005
In short: Good Fun! In full: First Half Marathon for me. Enjoyed the run and the hills. Took my own water so no problems there. The last mile killed me. Note to self, train harder. Date of review: February 8, 2005
In short: Most Satisfaction you will get from any race! YOHIMBE In full: The camaradarie is fantastic, it's what makes Tough Guy.
Hearing the roars at the start is euphoric. My first time since 2000 Jesus Warriors, it was even better. You need to be up for it though, not for the faint hearted. It is not the rough 7 mile cross country that saps you, but the Killing Fields. Every time you get wet you have to wait in the freezing cold to get through the next obstacle, then get submerged again, each time sapping more life from your weary body.
Well done to all the Tough Guys & Goys. YOHIMBE Date of review: February 8, 2005