In short: Over too soon! In full: Dr Rob et al must again be congratulated for another classic in the making. Although not as tough as the Munro (what is?) it was a schizophrenic affair needing good discipline – which I obviously lacked! You might have thought that, as it was mostly downhill for the second half, once you hit the tower it was easy. We who know Dr Rob’s fetish for things vertical should not be fooled and the final climb to the Temple was murder! I have always thought that I was “vertically challenged” because I’m short, but this gave new meaning to the term! The rain the day before was a pity - thanks to the detailed route on the website I had done most of the course beforehand and this was amongst the muddiest I have seen it, which meant much weaving between puddled ruts.
Minor gripe – the memento is identical to the Munro ’07 one bar the (scratched) plate on the front – I hope we see something new later this year. Lovely T-shirt, although a smaller size (for us little folk, if not the ladies) would have been good.
Overall though a winner. The 80 or so that didn’t turn up should be kicking themselves, and I hope they, like me, will be there next year. Date of review: March 10, 2008
In short: Thoroughly enjoyable - an instant success! In full: This was a fantastic event - a tough and challenging yet scenic course, excellent organisation, friendly atmosphere and to top it off a free post race cooked breakfast for all! This event must surely become an regular fixture after such a successful debut. A hearty thanks to everyone involved. Date of review: March 10, 2008
In short: 13 miles of X-country. Brilliant! In full: This has to be the best half-marathon I've ever done, and the slowest time! Over 6 miles going up on the way out, meant an exhilarating six mile downhill section with loads of nice soft mud and sand. Trail running at its finest! Date of review: March 10, 2008
In short: Great race, excellent organisation, tough but much more fun than a standard half marathon.. The time passed surprisingly quickly and I will definitely do it again. Date of review: March 10, 2008