In short: A gently trail 13 miler......in your dreams. Hard as nails mud feast.....but enjoyable. In full: Wow - I didn`t expect that. I suppose its like cross country meets trail running but 13 miles of it!! 90% off-road other 10% was necessary. Great scenery, directional signs everywhere - bit like the mud. Great route which made each mile very different from the last. Marshalling was spot on - special mention to the lady at mile 8 - she brought the smile back.
Well done Liss Runners & thanks to all the helpers. Tough but great event but thank goodness its over for another year. Date of review: August 3, 2009
In short: Slip sliding away! In full: Superb never done this one before, would do it again my legs know about it today. Lots of people injured was the only down side you got to keep your wits about you on this one! Date of review: August 3, 2009
In short: Very tough but enjoyable race In full: This race was very tough due to thick slippery mud and steep descents but the very encouraging marshals, great organisation, beautiful scenery and supportive other runners well and truly made up for it. Date of review: August 3, 2009
In short: Absolutely first class In full: First time I've done this one and understand its not usually that muddy so I'm glad to have done it this year - I just love these hard hilly muddy courses!! Great course impeccably marked, very supportive marshalls (including the lady at Mile 8), excellent organisation. Great day out - nothing but praise for the whole event. Thank you Liss Runners. Date of review: August 3, 2009
In short: A brilliant tough warm muddy run with big big hills In full: Did this last year and thought it was tough. Running it reversed this year seemed much much tougher. Nice and sunny but extremely muddy is some places. Were the hills much bigger this way around or I am now less fit? Regardless it was a top class event again. Great marshalls. Good course. Good atmosphere - I pulled up for half mile or so when I thought I might have pulled a muscle when I slipped on a muddy bridge - the number of people who checked if I was ok as they passed by was unusual and helped motivate my restart (so thanks). Only wish I had read the race details as I was expecting another mile at the end - so might have been able to run it a bit quicker. Will be back next year. Date of review: August 3, 2009
In short: Hard, scenic, muddy, fun In full: Always a great race in beautiful surroundings with efficient but low-key organisation. This year's was even harder because of the mud but was a fair challenge. Great organisation and friendly atmosphere make this a high point of my running year. Date of review: August 3, 2009