In short: Another great race this year In full: This cannot fail to be one of the best races around.Stunning scenery,tied in with the country show,make this a great day out.Will run this race til the legs give up on me!!! Date of review: July 22, 2010
In short: Challenging course - will test your stamina! In full: Enjoyed this race, the hills arent steep but they do seem to go on forever! Loved the downhill bit in the middle and again at the finish. Just needed to be wary of the cyclists racing in the opposite direction. Plenty of water/sponge stations & cheerful marshalls. Will be back next year! Date of review: July 19, 2010
In short: 2nd time round and just as special. In full: Fabulous race. The hills aren't too difficult or steep, althought the one between 4-6 miles does drag on a bit. I just keep my head down and don't notice it so much then. I love the off road section and the downhill sprint at the end. Lovely mug again to add to my burgeoning collection. Date of review: July 19, 2010
In short: Great race, great scenery, killer hills! In full: 1st time running this event and really enjoyed it! Challenging hill sections with the 1st that just seemed to keep going, and some really fast downhill sections especially at the end.
Great scenery that made the hill sections worth it and plenty of water and sponge stations to keep you going!
In short: Enjoyed it but hard In full: Very well organised event with plenty of water stations. Tough course with some nasty hills. Wasnt really expecting the off road bit - more like cross country than a road race and didnt enjoy the Highland cows at 8 miles who wanted to join in. The show is good to have a wander round and lots of food available to buy afterwards - really enjoyed my tea and cake. Minor gripe - why no ladies team prize? Date of review: July 18, 2010
In short: A challenging but brilliant event! In full: Third time for me and not my best time but i don't care as the course and the show are worth the day out , take the family to the show and have a tough run at the same time! Date of review: July 18, 2010
In short: Challenging, hilly, beautiful race!! In full: Really liked this race. Comprised of a strong bunch of runners, nicely spread out. The scenery is beautiful. All gets really tough from about mile 3 to 5 but your over the worst then. Lovely off road section for about 2 miles. I would definitely recommend this race, however do not take it on lightly - its quite challenging. Pleased with my time though - 1hr 44! Date of review: July 17, 2010
In short: Great race and a PB! In full: Great scenery, great (if mildly masochistic) course. Tied in with the show, we didn't leave till gone 3. This'll go down as one of my favourite races. If I had to make one point to improve it.... Toilets Could do with more facilities at the entrance or a sign stating there's another toilet at the other end of the field. Nothing that would stop me going back again next year Date of review: July 17, 2010