In short: Wow this was tough!! In full: This is a review for the 2010 race (only seems to go up to 2009 for some reason on the options).
I can safely say I am so chuffed to have done this race but it was so, so tough!! I had trainers which were useless for the conditions.
It seemed that there were a lot of club runners but beginners were welcome. The support from the town was great with marshalls appearing on even the toughest parts of the course. Seeing the train was fun but I was a tad over it the 4th time I saw it and was never going to beat it!!
Shame the showers weren't working at the end, great goody bag and definitely a race to do once in your lifetime. Date of review: September 3, 2010
In short: back for more next year In full: well, the heatwave certainly didn't arrive, and that meant great fun sloshing around in the mud instead of sunburn for a change. great race as usual, marshalls were incredibly cheerful when considering that they were standing in the rain for hours. a couple of minor grumbles though - all on the pre race admin sides 1. no acknowledgement of entry recieved - an e mail to say "you're in, you mad fool" would suffice to ensure it wasn't a wasted journey. 2. spectators train tickets - it wasn't made clear that you had to pick up tickets from tent, and this meant rushing back from station to get them - previous years tickets were included in race pack. 3. no marshalls for parking area - had to drive round town looking for side streets
race itself can't be faulted - everyone should try it Date of review: August 28, 2006
In short: Tissington trail this is not ! In full: Don't be caught into thinking that this race is all alongside the train in a nice railway cutting - the locomotive has the easy track whilst the course takes you through tracks fields even freshly ploughed mud for that running on semolina feel! Plenty of refreshment and spectacular scenery tough climbs along hillsides waterafalls streams and the chance for a beer in the marquee at the end ! Date of review: August 24, 2006