In short: Tough old race but I love it! In full: My favourite race of the year. Some pretty tough climbs and quick downhill sections. If you're not used to running hills then you'll ache the next day! An up and down route to begin with before you climb the beacon via the gold mine. Once at the top you've done the worst of it. There's just a little climb at the back of north hill. Then it's virtually all down from here. There's a reason this race has been around as long as it has. Date of review: February 9, 2015
In short: Weather made this tougher this year! In full: A good idea to do races like this for a change from flat road races. Very reasonable entry fee. Support was excellent considering the appaling weather (was good all day except when the race was on!), support also from walkers and local people on the hill much appreciated. Not one for PB's really (I was 3 mins slower than last year) but a good challenge and nice for anyone just to finish really. Date of review: October 15, 2012
In short: First time doing anything like this - exilirating, makes you dig very deep for reserves you never new you had!!! Great for a challenge!! Will be back next year. In full: Exiliarating but scary downhills - tough uphills. Incomparable to anything else. Will do it agian next year to try and beat time - can't compare PB to anything else. Contitions wet and muddy and slippery but all added to the challenge. It would have been good to have distance markers on the signs as then would know how much more to give - only critisism as the marshalls were great - the clapping and words of encouragment really helped me - thank you. Date of review: October 11, 2005
In short: Brilliant Race In full: If you neaver done this race before, be prepaired for the first 2 miles up hill (but remember when theres a up there has got to be a down ;).. If you finish the race and you a begginer this will definately be the race you remember.