In short: A cracking race, thoroughly enjoyed it. In full: A good atmosphere and moreso after being offered a small taster of wine before my wave started. As others have mentioned it was little costly to enter but you are rewarded with the freebies, goody bag and slick organisation. Definately looking out for these races in the future. Date of review: May 23, 2011
In short: Probably the best 10K Trail race Ive entered ! ( Ive completed quite a few ) In full: I agree with most of the comments so far. So Im not the only one that stopped at the first mat! If it was removed later why was it there in the first place. That said this is the only fault in a well managed event where everyone was so friendly and helpful. Everything seemed to go like clockwork, well done to all concerned.Forget the high ish entry price you get at great deal for your money. Date of review: May 23, 2011
In short: An 'event' rather than a 'race'. In full: Couldn't run under orders of the physio but turned up to support friends. Great 'village', lots going on and great organisation. Got my goodie bag and t-shirt despite not running. Good feedback from friends who ran, although more like hard packed vehicle tracks than proper trails, and as someone who does a lot of off-road stuff I wouldn't really consider this race as giving beginners a taste of proper 'trail running'. Date of review: May 23, 2011
In short: Every race should be like this! In full: Other races will just seem bland compared to this! A great atmosphere with lots going on for all the family gave it a real day out feel. The race itself was great too and the route challenging enough to push you. Probably the best race I've entered so far. Date of review: May 23, 2011
In short: One of the best organised and friendliest events I have been too. In full: Great day today - my first trail run and I want to enter another!! Well organised and very friendly, fab idea to have the free massages pre & post race who were chatty with everyone. Good atmosphere and despite the long slow hill up this is a great race for new runners. Well done to the organisers....great job! Date of review: May 22, 2011
In short: Exquisite setting, and brilliantly organised. The best running event I have attended In full: After attending a number of half marathon events, I decided to enter a trail run to vary my training. I could not have chosen a better race to enter into the trail arena.
The car park was uncongested and right on the edge of the event village. The village itself was well equipped with music, food and FREE massage before and after the race. The tech tee which was given out before the race was much higher quality than those presented at other local half marathons and the freebies just kept coming. With a little over 700 runners, there was a comparable village to races with 10,000 entrants.
The warm up was gentle and the race guide talk at the beginning was both informative and friendly (despite the fear on some of the runners who hadn't seen the race profile when they were told about the 2km unbroken incline).
The race itself, however, was made of gentle rolling hills and, despite having been out of training for a week and nursing a cold, I actually managed to beat all my off road training times. The marshals also couldn't have been more encouraging or supportive.
The goody bag at the end was superb, again the best I have had after a race and everything was offered with smiles and positivity throughout the day.
I'm hooked. Now I have to find more time to compete and I might even do all three next year. Well done RW and RR, and thank you Date of review: May 22, 2011