In short: a painful pleasure In full: i love this race, mixed terain, lots of friendly people to chat with on the way round, some people i caurt up with from last year. i found a couple of keighley runner, pete and trish who endured my company for most of the second half of the race, helping me to improve on last years time by 25mins. great run for a lone runner, everyone freindly and helpful, and the cake also kept me going. good mucky fun, hope to catch up with everyone again next year. Date of review: September 16, 2009
In short: Fantastic Race - Great value - Great Atmosphere - Great Organisation In full: Conditions were so much better than last year and I actually managed to enjoy it this time round! Thanks to all involved. See you next year. Date of review: September 14, 2009
In short: Hills, moorland, reservoirs, tracks, paths, viaducts and a fair amount of mud! In full: A really good mix of terrain with plenty of wild scenery and conditions underfoot. This year (my first) it was dry, overcast and calm, though in murky weather I imagine parts of the first half could be pretty bleak. If you aren't lucky enough to have other runners in your sights, in places you may need a map as many sections, turning points and junctions aren't waymarked. All in all a great route though quite tough going at times. Date of review: September 14, 2009
In short: Perfect weather makes for good times In full: It is a tough off-road race which seems to epitomise Yorkshire and if you take the time to learn the course you willbe rewarded. It doesn't feel like a marathon because it is easily divided into small varying sections.
There is evrything you could want from a multi-terrain race from bleak, exposed moors to running over a viaduct and idealic countryside footpaths. Really great experience which was helped by good conditions underfoot and excellent organisation. If you want a challenge - I reccomend it - I don't think anything crossed my mind the whole race except for remembering the route and checking underfoot for hazards - It's tough but well worth it!
In short: Great fun, a mud bath. Fantastic support from marshalls and runners alike In full: My first off rd marathon (only 2nd marathon) and really loved it. Hilly but not frighteningly so. Nearly got scared off and opted for half but I am so glad I did the full. Date of review: September 25, 2008
In short: Amazing race, super hard but worth all the effort. In full: Fantastic value for money,good organisation, good tea and toast at begining and stew, bread and cakes at finnish. Well planned water stops with snacks provided. One of the hardest off road marathons in the UK, give it a go if you think your fit enough, you wont regret it. Date of review: September 18, 2008