In short: Friendly race set among nice scenery In full: The 10min walk to the start means this is not really a race for the spectators (especially little ones).
Everything else was really good though - well organised and friendly, with a nice scenic route taking you through the forest. After a pretty firm and gravelly 7/8k, the ditches and slog up the muddy field came as a bit of a shock!
A agree, the wrong date on the mug is endearing. It also meant i didn't have to train on the 5th as i'd already done 5.3 miles!! Date of review: December 6, 2011
In short: Enjoyable XCODE course In full: First XC since school which is more years ago than I care to remember. First four miles gives a false sense of security as the last mile with ditch jumps and a steep muddy field were energy sapping. Shame the finishing gift had the wrong date on it ! All in all a well organised good race. Date of review: December 4, 2011
In short: Certainly got the pulse racing ...! In full: A great XC which was generally flat and fast, with one energy sapping muddy field at the end! Good organisation, but with a 10 minute walk to the start a baggage drop at the race start would have been particularly welcome! Suprising it was a 'leave on the side at the start at your own risk'... hmmmm not likely! Meant for a long walk back getting cold. Despite this a great XC. Many thanks to the organisers for rescheduling after the Dec cancellation. Really enjoyed it and will be back in December 2011! Date of review: March 13, 2011
In short: Great course and well organised In full: Good venue. Great course on excellent trails and nice fast finish. Very well marshalled. Bonus to have hot showers at the end. Date of review: March 13, 2011
In short: Really enjoyable course, woods, streams, hills and l-o-n-g inclines. Perfect cross country In full: This is my fourth year (I am aiming for six to get a set of mugs) and my favourite by far. The mud down the field nearly took my shoes off but at least when I went through the streams I got a good clean. Great run, great facilities and great organisation. See you next year Date of review: December 7, 2009