In short: Classic and challenging cross country running in a lovely area. Well signed and organised. Great marshalls and great cakes. In full: My first Rough N Tumble. Thoroughly enjoyed it. Congratulations to all involved in its organisation. Demanding course, trail or fell shoes de riguer. Think road half marathon time for this ten and a bit miler. Really impressed with the marshalls and very clear signage. Perhaps the baggage tent was over-faced with the number of runners, but that's a tiny gripe. Many thanks. Now for the Terminator. Date of review: January 13, 2008
In short: brilliant - had a great time In full: loved every minute - lots of cheery marshalls and excellent signage, even if some of them are sadistic! excellent cakes too, what more can you want? Date of review: January 13, 2008
In short: A great early-year mud run, very enjoyable. In full: Great atmosphere, loads of marshals and well orchestrated parking. Hot drinks and a seemingly endless supply of cake. One exceptionally steep hill which is a bit 'tricky' but gives you a sense of achievment after. A great race again this year - well done Steve and Marshals. Date of review: January 13, 2008
In short: Prospect of fantastic cakes at finish helped me drag myself up those hills. d In full: Great race, mud made it even tougher than usual, quite a few were 'tumbling'. But then, you know it'll be hard when the race organiser's pre-race briefing describes the course conditions as 'abysmal'.
Only slight niggle was queueing for bags at the end in the strong wind but that's just me being a bit picky.
Overall, a fab race, well done to Steven Goulding, the cheery marshalls and especially the cake bakers. See you next year. Date of review: January 13, 2008
In short: Bit muddy and hilly -a rope would come in handy! In full: Well planned course made very challenging race on a beautiful January day. Support from marshals and fellow runners was fantastic. Shame cakes sold so quickly. Mr Kipling's cakes cannot compete-sorry! Date of review: January 25, 2007