In short: A good challenge In full: The weather played a major part yesterday, with rain throuhout the running of the whole course. It really is a multi-terrain course so dont come expecting nice roads!! The distance markers were strange to say the least. A mile marker at the 2 & 3 point and that was it. Please can you mark it out in Km next year. Date of review: June 26, 2006
In short: Hard, muddy race with tough hills..... totally enjoyed it!!!! In full: Slightly longer than 10k. First 3 miles were a good warm up for what was to come!! Marshalls were friendly and pointed us in the right direction. A tough race for a 10k but good intro into xcountry running. I would thoroughly recommend it to anyone (even my 62 year old mum did it in 1 hour!!). Date of review: June 25, 2006
In short: A race of two halves (Approx. 3 miles road + 3 miles over the country) In full: Changes in course from last year made the off road section much harder. Overnight rain and a MTBs chewed up the trails into thick mud in places plus some unforgiving hills made this a particularly challenging 10k.
Thoroughly recommended as an introduction to off road racing
It was like two separate races, I needed a transition at 3 miles to change my shoes :>} Date of review: June 25, 2006
In short: Very tough, but good fun In full: Very well organised, some distance markers would have been good. Marshalls friendly, very hard work with the muddy hills, but a great run. Date of review: June 25, 2006
In short: I was told it was only slightly hilly, I ached. More hill training required In full: I enjoyed this very much. I am a plodder and appreciated the organisation. I know some front runners missed the turn, but don't they read the race information? They've no-one to blame but themselves. Date of review: January 7, 2006