In short: Very impressive race In full: My friend and I used this as a training run but were very impressed with organisation- typical of 2:09 events. Course was well marked and marshalls were very encouraging. Not just a 'turn up and run' race like previous ones I've done in Delamere; they justified the entry fee with race announcer, inflatable finish with a warm welcome, timing chip, two drinks stops and medal. The previous reviewer's comment about the goody bag is a bit unfair- it was what one expects from such a race- bottle of water and a few bars/energy snacks and an isotonic drink powder sachet. Will definitely do this one again. Date of review: July 16, 2010
In short: Nice tough race In full: A good intro for off-roaders this. Tough but not too tough. Excellent prizes and goody bag too, particularly liked the shoe-bag - never had one of those before! Date of review: July 9, 2008
In short: run uphill,keeping run uphill,run downhill,avoiding the tree stumpss In full: This is an interesting race, I normally do road races this one was very much off road, dirt tracks, forest paths, what you'd expect really. Course can be quite steep in places, first 3 km felt like it was entirely uphill. I'm useed to running hilly courses, alderley edge and back for example, but this was a challenge for me, track was quite narrow in places, so it was single file, with some overly competitive jostling for position, some runners failed to realise that it's a 10k in Delemere forest and not an olympic event.
Glad it hadn't been too rainy before the event, it could have been very muddy, I hate running in mud.
Altogether a steep hilly course over dirt, mud, sand and pebble tracks, had to keep my eyes on the floor to avoid tripping, but if you look up now and again you can see some beautiful views.
Legs were sore for a few days afterwards, I haven't experienced that in a while, so a little more challenging than your average 10k. Date of review: July 7, 2008