In short: Fast, teasing & undulating trail race in pleasant surroundings In full: Easy to find but parking a little suspect in sodden field. A couple more port-a-loos wouldn't have gone amiss either. Race itself was enjoyable with good mixture of terrain and undulation. Short sharp incline at end was a bit rude. While it cannot be helped that momentos were not delivered on time, better dissemination of this information would be prudent so that runners don't leave disgruntled. I look forward to receiving the thermal mug in the post. Date of review: April 27, 2008
In short: Really enjoyed the race, had a good atmosphere and the weather was wonderful In full: A good up and down course, with a varied terrain. I liked the first climb at the start and even the last short, sharp climb at the end, however, I found that I start too quick and suffered as a result in the last half.
The organisation was very good, but there weren’t enough toilets really.
In short: The bluebells were lovely this year In full: Really nice race in a lovely scenic venue. Hills were challenging at times but not impossible. Two water stations en route were welcome and although not always a fan of the (still going) out while (others are) coming back route on this occasion it was really nice to see people at the front of the race.
Yup - there we're no momentos but things happen and the organisers have promised to post them. The parking will need work on next year unless it's really dry but all in all a good race and will definitely be back. Date of review: April 27, 2008
In short: fantastic scenery , great course , poorly organised ! In full: a tough but enjoyable course through lovely scenery , great to have the elevation of the course send with race details so you know when to expect the hills !! car parking needs to be looked into ! i saw at least 6 cars stuck in the mud it seemed crazy to park in a field with rain predicted . to top it all no race momentos as they got lost in post !! this can be a great race if better organised . Date of review: April 27, 2008
In short: Overall a well-organised race with some hard hills. In full: A little tricky for the marshalls as the car park exit is right on the finish line. Guess they've had to do the best they can with the location! Date of review: May 11, 2007