In short: Outstanding event - lots of fun, especially the last 1km downhill In full: Somehow stayed on my feet throughout despite a number of slips and slides in the mud and thanks to the lady runner who pointed out the stile shortly before the 5km marker just as I was about to run into the wire fence.
If I needed one, finishing just 5 seconds past the hour gives me another incentive to do it all again next year.
Thank you to the organisers and everyone who helped out with marshalling, registration, drinks, timekeeping, refreshments and the St John's Ambulance for being on hand. Date of review: January 2, 2008
In short: Great way to start the new year. Plenty of mud and hills. Excellent!! In full: Great way to start the new year. Mud, steep up-hills, mud, slippery down-hills and mud. Great fun!! As ever, superbly organised and marshalled. Best collection of finishing goodies ever! Awesome medal, a cool mug (more races should do mugs) and a unique t-shirt, plus a carrot!!
In short: Brilliant race - incredibly tough but loads of fun In full: My personal worst (no suprise). Did make the mistake in entering of just adding 10 minutes to my PB for predicted time so ended up with the elite group and therefore carried the carrot for almost all the race.
Brilliant organisation and great atmosphere.
Will definitely do this race again next year. Date of review: January 2, 2008
In short: A great way to sweat it all out. In full: I really enjoyed this well organised and great run race. The handicapping is great as it allows you to run alongside, laugh with, encourage, a mixture of people en route. This means you never get isolated and you get to appreciate a costume or two along the way. I (shamefully) bottled the fancy dress this year but plan to be back in 2009 in a costume (although perhaps not a Borat one...). Well done to Rob and his team for setting the whole thing up. Date of review: January 2, 2008
In short: An amazing way to blow the cobwebs on New Year's Day - Tough , Tough, Tough In full: A brilliant race - horrid steps - loved the fact that it was handicapped - great organisation Date of review: January 2, 2008
In short: They mean it when they say it's the toughest 10k in England! Great fun, off the wall prizes and a fab medal. Not sure about the steps. Next year more people need to wear fancy dress! Date of review: January 2, 2008