In short: Fantastic - booked as my birthday treat and it didn't let me down! In full: This is the first Salomon Turbo X trail race that I've done and I loved every minute. Although it's not quite as much fun as Tough Guy, it was absolutely brilliant. The scenery, running terrain, mud, hills and camaradrie couldn't be bettered. What's more the organisation was great, in particular the amount of toilets!! The only thing they could improve is the number of water stations, but they did say on the instructions that there would only be one. I LOVED it and can't wait to do another one! Date of review: September 27, 2009
In short: fantastic race will be back for more In full: its the first time i have done anything like this and boy was it hard it made me ache in places i didnt think i had but what fun it was will be back for a go next year Date of review: September 27, 2009
In short: My legs hurt In full: This is well worth doing.
That said it was far, far harder than I'd expected and whilst I didn't push it too much (finished over 30 minutes outside my road PB)my calves and glutes were still stiff and sore this morning.
£20 entry seems steep but the goodie bag was very good - SiS gels, water bottle, couple of bars, drinks, water, pen etc and there was also a Salomon technical running t-shirt. In other words it more than paid for itself.
In short: Challenging race, needed more water stations In full: Tough course (as you'd expect) which made the sole water station completely inadequate in my opinion - definitely my biggest gripe as despite carrying my own water too I was suffering by the end.
But great t-shirt and goodie bag, well marked and interesting course. Lots of mud and climbs. Good parking near the start/finish. Mostly good!
Probably wouldn't do the same one again, but would do another in the series! Date of review: September 27, 2009