In short: thick mud, gloopey mud, liquid mud, sticky mud, etc etc etc In full: forth time in a row and first time not frozen hard ! mud was the order of the day which isn't a problem for me, but even i was slipping around in my trailfox's. Did more or less same time as last year but much better position !! still beaten by two (very fast) ladies - must try harder next year
I will be back !!! Date of review: February 27, 2007
In short: A Great Break from Marathon Training! Asta la vista. I'll be back!! In full: Great atmosphere (apart from grumpy old man in gully moaning 'cause someone was walking a few paces!), well organised and well supported. I actually enjoyed the hills!! A Great Break from Marathon Training! Asta la vista. I'll be back!! Date of review: February 27, 2007
In short: Cracking race........or was it cracking shin bones ? In full: Well done organisers , great job , great marshalling and great cakes . Did I mention it was great ? Probably the muddiest and wettest slog around the country I've done for a long time . This is what running is all about . Pavement plodders must try this . Date of review: February 26, 2007
In short: The mud made it for me, it's a great leveller In full: Still can't decide whether it's tougher than R'n'T, thogh I have 2 tight hamstrings and a painful knee today. I think that the R'n'T seems to have a better atmosphere but I can't decide why, I shall just have to do them both again next year! Date of review: February 26, 2007
In short: Mud, mud and more mud. This was my second year and the extra mud made it even harder this year. My shoes will never be the same again !Excellent atmosphere and very satisfying.Thanks to all the volunteers. Date of review: February 26, 2007
In short: The exceptionally muddy conditions and challenging hilly terrain make this a truely memorable event. Highly recommended to someone wanting to push themselves that extra mile! Trail shoes with that extra grip are a must. Date of review: February 26, 2007
In short: Great off-road race with challenging In full: Secone time at the Terminator and it never gets any easier. Totally forgot about the last hill about a mile from the end (was on my hands and knees climbing it!) Great organisation at a resaonable price. Thanks to all the marshalls who, again, were on top form. A+ Date of review: February 26, 2007
In short: Downpour the previous night, made the mud deeper and the course trickier In full: A nice natural course but with so much rain it turned this into a try and stay on your feet course and the first mile determined alot of the finishing order, but this race was not about your position but actually completing it.
Move over Tough Guy with the gimmicky obstacle course at the end and try this with natural obstacles instead. Three killer hills all with 45 degree plus inclines and descents to match.
Those spectators who just stayed at the start and finish have no idea! Roughly a mile from the finish as you re-enter Pewsey they put you through a river /stream, thigh deep to clean you up (sheep dip springs to mind), I imagine if you now go downstream there could well be a new island with the amount of mud cleaned off us all.
Tips: You need trail shoes, those in road trainers struggled to stay on there feet. If you want a finish, start at the front due to the bottle necks occurring at the first couple of gates after going off road. Don’t take your MP3’s etc unless they are waterproof.
Last mention to all the stewards - Thanks for keeping us going. Date of review: February 26, 2007