In short: Fun and enjoyable, but a bit disorganised In full: Great way to start the year, cold but sunny, lovely setting, and friendly atmosphere. The marshalls were well placed to give advanced warning on the most slippery parts. But.... it was virtually impossible to hear the marshall's address to the runners at the start, and I'm sure the distance was less than 6 miles which was a little disappointing. Date of review: January 3, 2010
In short: ok as a training run In full: i like running around delamere, However for the money it cost their were some serious mistakes.
-lack of imformation about the late start
-starter could do with something to start the race with
-cource not the right distance
-poor marshalling / sign missing
ok they had to change the route due to ice, however the lead group of us ended up running around like headless chickens due to a sign/marshall missing. the marshalls in close proxsimity didn't have a clue where we should go?
ok it happens, but it shouldn't on races that cost this much. The leaders ended up well down the field!
In short: Overall... ok. In full: I know the area well, but even I got lost trying to find the car park as the signage was terrible. The marshalls at the start couldn't be heard as they had no PA system or megaphone. No mile markers meant you didn't know how far there was left to go!
I set a PB though which I was happy about until I read other reviews commenting that it seemed short!
Many thanks to the marshalls and organisers giving up there time on a FREEZING cold morning :) Date of review: January 8, 2009
In short: Next time i'll just run around the forest on my own In full: As other people before me have mentioned the barrier i think it goes without saying, but getting clubbed over the head as i went under it by a size 12 shoe is not my idea of organisation or safety. No mile markers or statements to say you were at the end to go for that PB push. Scenery was fab but thats the pleasure of the area and is not enough to let the organisers off their poor efforts. Having said that the worry of mild concussion aside the female helper at the point where the race hairpinned was fab. Timings are completely off in this race due to the terrible start but a good way to see in the new year if you need the motivation! Date of review: January 8, 2009
In short: An enjoyable race. Pretty flat for a trail race (not a criticism) with the odd hill to keep you warm. I haven’t got a GPS system, but I suspect it’s a little shy of a full 10k. Great location, especially in the snow. Date of review: January 5, 2009
In short: Blimey, that was hard... In full: A lot harder then i expected, but then 2 weeks of unhealthy living probably didn't help. As people have said, distance markers would have been nice, and the barrier at the start was a bit bizarre, but apart from that a really good race. Incidentally, did anybody GPS it? Was it really 6 miles dead? Date of review: January 5, 2009