In full: This was easily the hardest HM I have ever done. The first three miles could knock the stuffing out of some runners, and there was little time to rest on the harsh descents. The rest of the race consisted of more steep ascents and descents and only steadied off in the final run back to the finish line.
However, the scenery was incredible, which made this a really special race for me.
A massive well done to Buxton AC, especially the marshals of which there were many and they were all very supportive and encouraging. Date of review: May 25, 2009
In short: Toughest run for me so far but great feeling at the finish line! In full: Tough route combined with very high temperatures. Beautiful scenery, great atmospher and lots of friendly runners made this a great day for me! Date of review: May 25, 2009
In short: Was apprehensive beforehand but then loved every minute! In full: I was a bit nervous about the hills but they weren't as bad as I expected, although the heat did take its toll. The scenery was breath-taking and the atmosphere was very friendly with lots of people turning out to cheer you on. Will definitely be back next year. Date of review: May 25, 2009
In short: Challenging, but worth it!!! In full: Good organisation, great atmosphere, wonderful scenery, sunburnt to hell. The uphill sections are moderate but not too bad. See you next year! Date of review: May 25, 2009
In short: felt tougher because of the heat this year.. In full: great race always enjoyed it,albiet quite a toughy,but the heat/sun got to me this year too and lost time , still, great race ,good atmosphere,lots of ups and downs,and thank god for the ice cream van at the finish line..! Date of review: May 25, 2009
In short: Awesome scenery, loved it In full: Highly recommend this to anyone. Make sure that you have done plenty of hill work, up and down, before hand. Absolutely loved it. Date of review: May 25, 2009
In short: you feel proud when you've "done buxton" In full: very warm race.normally it rains and blows.hilly race with the second climb and a few miles after are tuff.still reckon its harder then eyam.felt like the second water station could off been closer,maybe just the heat kicking in.hope the chap was ok at the end . Date of review: May 24, 2009