In short: Absolutely loved it In full: This was race 2 out of 3 in our 3in3in3 challenge. Never done a off road marathon before - knew it was going to be difficult with the hills - I was extremely apprehensive and nervous - but it turned out to be amazing and I loved it. Recommend to anybody! Date of review: October 29, 2009
In short: Hardest marathon I have ever run In full: Wonderful event. Singing Jerusalem at the start of what was in reality mostly hardcore runners with a few brave and dare I say mad, first timers, was a great experience even for a Welsh man! I had run Snowdonia marathon the day before and was running Dublin marathon the next day, which meant slow and at times painful progress. Led to my worst ever time by a considerable margin, but the weekends plans caused that and not just the race. Good to see a number of treblers present and despite my time, would love to have done this without the pain in my legs. Date of review: October 28, 2009
In short: Magical! In full: Brilliant! There is nothing not to like about this race if hills and stunning scenery is your thing. A great, friendly atmosphere with enocuraging marshalls and loads of support all the way there - and back! Date of review: October 28, 2009
In full: As a the viewer of the above runner, and I have done other runs big and small I thought it was very well organised great route good T shirt bag and medal, wish I was fit enough to do it myself. Date of review: October 28, 2009
In short: Tough course. Well organised. This is what trail running is all about. In full: I really enjoyed this run - beautiful scenery on a very challenging course. The route was easy to follow and well supported by marshals and public alike. This sort of race is why I continue to run.
I don't know whether I was having a bad spell, but there seemed to be a big gap between the second and third water stations.
I liked the technical top and one member of the family has shown an interest in the ruck sack! The breakfast was a nice touch.
Thanks to the organisers for putting together a great race. Date of review: October 28, 2009
In short: Up and down , back up again then down repeat until knackered In full: Fantastic race, great small field, lovely countryside, sunshine and a great run down to the finish. Roll on next year. Date of review: October 28, 2009