In short: You've got to do it - better than sitting at home with rubbish telly! In full: A fantastic start to the new year. Everyone seemed to be really enjoying themselves. The mud wasn't too deep (though sticky) but the downhills were treacherous - landed on my bum a couple of times!
In short: What a fab way to blow away any cobwebs and start the NY....handicap race meant I didn't feel like I was last....not too serious and ok for all abilities (well I did walk a fair chunk of the hills!)...lots of encouragement and great fancy dress outfi Date of review: January 1, 2008
In short: Bloody hell that was hard..................but boy was it a laugh !!!!! In full: Hardest run i have ever done, i thought running downhill was gonna be easy......WRONG !
Everyone to do with the race was excellent, great support by the marshalls standing there in the cold. Nice touch was the sweets at the drinks stations. And the amount of fancy dress was amazing. Hats off to Borat.
Never before have i been in a race where the quicker runners give you support all the way round.
Mug and medal was really good (long sleeve top was a nice touch, but like other races only have mediums left for us slower runners.......can you order more large's next time please.....better too big than too small).
Will be back next year fitter and knowing what to expect. Date of review: January 1, 2008
In short: Beastly uphills and suicidal downhills but great fun despite it all In full: Great way to start 2008 - I'll be back next year hopefully to run a bit more and walk a bit less! Great comraderie between runners - and a shout out necessary to Borat for running in only a thong! Date of review: January 1, 2008
In short: Fantastic way to start the year - gonna be sore tomorrow though! In full: Fantastic race with great organisation. Tough course with all the hills and steps, but scenery was amazing, all runners were really friendly and loads of support from fabulous marshals and the public out for a walk on New Year's Day.
Definately recommend this to anybody up for a challenge and a different way to start the year. Will definately be back in 2009! Date of review: January 1, 2008
In short: So mad it almost makes sense! In full: Dr Rob has done it again! Despite the foggy conditions, we had a great, if tortuous race. There were big hills, bigger steps, and then the liberating downhill last sprint to the finish, but not before a lot of mud and pain. This race is a MUST for those who love challenges, really nice people and a plethora of raffle prizes at the end, not to mention a fabulous Borat-lookalike, complete in swimsuit cozzie - best costume by popular acclaim! I'm already getting my 2009 application ready... Date of review: January 1, 2008
In short: Best race ever run - great fun In full: Fantastic atmosphere, great organisation, loads of entertainment and great scenery but not for the faint hearted. The hills down are as scary as the uphills! Date of review: January 1, 2008
In short: More of an outdoor party than a race In full: Best atmosphere of any race I've done, everyone really friendly and encouraging, which is lcuky because the amount of running possible is minimal unless you are relatively fit. Very hard work, but that doesn't seem to matter Date of review: January 1, 2008