In short: Nice course In full: Varry friendly, Nice course and well marshalled. However, parking was a nightmare took me 40 minutes to queue and park and missed my start time. Date of review: May 14, 2012
In short: Mucking about in the forest...fast, fun and friendly In full: The trailblazer is a great event that's very well managed. The trail is wide and the wave format makes bottleknecks a thing of the past. Don't expect a 10k PB due to some long but fairly gentle hills but do count on enjoying the peace and tranquillity of a fully fledged race. I've entered over 30 'races' in the past year (5k to marathon) yet this was the first time I've ever felt like I was battling for position. Dodging the softer footing removed any chance of monotony and made this a mental challenge along with the physical. More photographers next time? Date of review: May 14, 2012
In short: Once again, brilliant fun! In full: As a local this is a forest I know well. Enjoyed the course and, as one of the slower ones really appreciated the encouragement. The starting in waves is a good idea although by the time the waves for the slower people have started the whole day has gone. The organisation was excellent and the start is made to be fun. This is the third Rat Race event I have done ( including the much missed this year Green Belter) . Yes it is a race but it is made to be fun for those who may not be the fast. The technical tee is very useful, very chunky medal and well stocked goody bag. The only thing is that I see from the trusts That 40% of the finishers were women.... Not sure I can really use the shaving cream! You do women's tee shirts ( although they are very short I had to have a man's) why not a women's goody bag? Or better still a unisex one!!
In short: Amazing views and atmosphere In full: Having completed the event in Forest of Dean last year, I was expecting a race of equal measure - the organisers did not disappoint.
A perfect course for PB hunters and beginners – you immediately start to enjoy the scenic route set out. The first bit of sunshine in 21 days did show with large muddy areas of the course but don’t think anyone really minded. The hill section at the end did take me by surprise but made it all the more rewarding once crossing the finish line.
Organisation from start to finish was great and was nice to be able to relax in the event village afterwards rather than rushing off.
Would definitely look to run this again next year.
In short: Fantastic day out with a nice run thrown in. In full: Would recommend this to anyone. Will deffo return next year with bigger teams. So well organised with a superb medal and goody bag. To top it off a free massage before or after the race. Make sure you bring your family if the weather is fine. Date of review: May 14, 2012
In short: Beautiful location for a great day and 10k off road In full: A brilliant idea to have this race in such a lovely place. I benefitted from arriving later and being in the park car park so no mud probs. Good organisation and the wave start was a great idea. Loved the scenery and atmosphere. Only small disappointment was that my goodie bag was half empty - I didn't get any mags! Better do it again next year to make up for it ;-)) Date of review: May 13, 2012
In short: Excellent run, great scenery and well organised In full: A really good race, slick organisation, really nice course on mainly fast flowing trails with a killer hill to finish. Would definitely do again! Date of review: May 13, 2012
In short: amazing, what a day for everyone In full: amazing day, a great family day out, waves suitable for families with children, so many different activities all free for them, hours of excitment and fun! cant wait for the next one Date of review: May 13, 2012