In short: Awesome trail run! In full: Fantastic friendly trail run in lovely village, very well organised and well marshalled. Challenging 10 mile course with killer hills and plenty of mud and puddles along with some truly beautiful views. Cakes to rival a WI bake off - that village can bake! Worth doing for the cake alone!!! Date of review: January 12, 2015
In short: Superbly organised, community driven race. The whole village comes out to help marshal, etc.. The course is challenging, the atmosphere is friendly, the cakes are worth the 10 mile slog for. A brilliant way to start the year. Definitely do again. Date of review: January 12, 2015
In short: In my top three off road races In full: Have done every one and will continue to do so until I can't physically manage it or they stop putting the race on.It is that good, in every aspect ,from the organising to the cakes,and Stephen Goulding always adds a touch of humour in his pre race instructions. Date of review: January 12, 2015
In short: They say 'Mud, Sweat & Hills@ I say 'Mud, more mud, Lots of Sweat, Ridiculous Hills, Water but a fantastic Race' In full: I completed this with a group of Runners(Hermitage Joggers & Newbury Runners) and had a fantastic time. We took the view to run this as a team to give encouragement, support when needed and to share the laughs and fun of running through the 'large' puddles and up the crazy ascends. After the run, well what has to better than hot bacon rolls and more homemade cake than an annual WI convention! Date of review: January 12, 2015
In short: It is as it says on the tin. Big hills, big mud and organised with big hearts. fantastic event In full: It is as it says on the tin. Big hills, big mud and organised with big hearts. Fantastic event. You will not beat this event for proper cross country. A real tough race that also is very welcoming to beginners. The local village Hall and residents made everyone feel welcome. Finally you will not find a better end of race cake display, well done to the village bakers and Mr and Mrs Goulding for organising another fantastic event.
In short: One of the hardest runs you will ever enter, but a fantastic achievement to finish In full: If you're looking for a challenging off road race this is the one. Love this race it's my favourite race of the year. I keep coming back to run this one. Fantastic organisation, lovely village to start and finish in, amazing scenery and the hills are just the best, I love the down hill sections. Such a good feeling to see all the people smiling and cheering at the finish line. Not forgetting the fantastic medal and lovely cakes!! Date of review: January 12, 2015