In short: Hilly, Hard and Great Fun In full: I had been waiting to do this since late 2009 and was delighted to finish. The organisation was exceptional from the parking to the marshalls, all went like clock work.
The description of the race did not hoodwink you, the hills really were tough.
Loved the bacon sarnies and cakes at the end, will def recommend this to anyone. Got a bit confused with the medal then it was pointed out to me that it wasn't actually a medal.
Big thanks to the organisers Date of review: January 16, 2011
In short: Tougher than I Anticipated! In full: I was surprised how tough this turned out to be, but I'm glad I did it. The route was very well marked, & the marshals were lovely. The cakes were a sight to behold, what a spread, so well done to all involved. You'll never PB on this race (unless it's your first 10 miler of course!) but it's a great race & worth turning up just for the cakes! Looking forward to next year! Date of review: January 16, 2011
In short: One of the toughest races i havce done to date. In full: An all round tough race, but very well organised, the course was clearly marked and the marshals were encouraging. An all round good atmosphere. Date of review: January 16, 2011
In short: Muddy, hilly rough n tumbling fun! In full: Well-organised race with encouraging marshalls and excellent cake/refreshments at the start and end. Beautiful scenery all the way around. Loved running through the water and the mud - not so sure about some of those hills though. Hardcore or what?! All in all, a fun event with the aim of 'surviving' rather than racing. Date of review: January 16, 2011
In short: swesome- my favourite race to date!! In full: well, those hills are certainly tough but the downhills felt amazing and the views were great! Got absolutely covered in mud, feet soaking wet and legs nicely aching. Fab race- will most certainly be coming back again. Friendly atmosphere, loved the cakes at the end- you have to do this race!!!! Date of review: January 16, 2011
In short: Excellent race! In full: My first experiment with a non-road race and what a great race to pick! So hard, so much fun, and so rewarding! Good camaraderie the whole way round. Thank goodness the rain held off. Already looking forward to next year! Date of review: January 16, 2011